Meet The founders


Chris Yalonis

President and Co-founder

VenturePad's founder/president is Chris Yalonis, longtime Marin entrepreneur with 30 years in software development, marketing research and customer development. Chris is a founder team member of 6 start-ups (pre-IPO Autodesk marketing team, Survey Monkey platform co-architect, SaaS, professional services) & advisor to dozens more. Sustainable Enterprise Conference Marin Co-Chair.
LinkedIn: Chris Yalonis



Alejandro Moreno

VP of Marketing and Co-founder

A polyglot with a greenMBA from Dominican, UC Berkeley alum and a Marinite for 39 years - previously led marketing & operations with Marin’s former leading accelerator Venture Greenhouse; past consulting clients include Earth Day Marin, LIFT Economy, Permaculture Consulting, CCEnergy, Daily Nutra & the BUSD. He also volunteers for TEDxMarin, Sonoma Sustainable Enterprise Conference, Greenermind Summit. Conference Organizer and advisory board member for Sustainable Enterprise Conference Marin.
LinkedIn: Alejandro Moreno


The VenturePad Team


Leon Kouyoumjian

Graphic Designer

Leon is the Owner of, Art Director, and Designer at Grid Strategy+Design, LLC. Leon designs and creates all of VenturePad's print media and digital marketing materials.
LinkedIn: Leon Kouyoumjian
Website: GRID Strategy+Design