In 2015, HAN members invested $12M in 43 deals. The typical individual HAN member is an accredited investor seriously interested in providing capital and coaching to early stage companies. HAN also has institutional members such as seed funds, accelerators, universities and other networks within the innovation ecosystem.
Ms. Garaizar graduated from the Deusto Business School in Spain.
She holds an MBA from London Business School and Haas School of Berkeley.
Richard Gianni came to LiftFund Inc. April 2014 with almost four decades of retail banking experience from community and regional banks in the Houston area.
Experienced in counseling entrepreneurs, Richard continues his investment and leadership in the community by joining the LiftFund Houston team, servicing economically underdeveloped communities and helping small business owners reach their financial goals.
Richard has also served on the board of Target Hunger, serving as their fundraising chairman for three years. He also served as the president for the Museum District Business Alliance for four years, and as a member for the Good Neighbor Health Care Center board and the Houston Community College School of Banking advisory board.