Meet the Team
Adam Huttler, CEO
Adam Huttler is the founder and CEO of Exponential Creativity Ventures. This is his sixth company, with two acquisitions and two still in existence. He is widely recognized as an expert in business model innovation and revenue strategies for mission-driven organizations.
Adam is best known as the founder of Fractured Atlas, a social enterprise SaaS platform that helps artists with the business aspects of their work. During Adam's twenty years as CEO, the organization grew from a one-man-band housed in an East Harlem studio apartment to a broad-based service organization with an annual budget of $25 million. As of 2018, Fractured Atlas's services reach over 1.5 million artists across North America and have distributed over $200 million to support their work.
Adam has a B.A. in theater from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.B.A. from New York University, and is a self-taught software developer. In 2011, he was recruited for the inaugural class of National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program. He is also an alumnus of Singularity University's Executive Program and the University of California at Berkeley's Venture Capital Executive Program.
Adam was named to Crain's New York Business's 2016 "40 Under Forty" class and was listed by Barry's Blog as one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in Nonprofit Arts" for five consecutive years.
- Sustainable Startups Need Different Investment Instruments
- How to Find the Perfect Investor: Introducing the Capital Opportunity Framework
- The Rise of the Casual Creative (Part 1): From Cave Paintings to Michelangelo and Adult Fans of LEGO
- The Rise of the Casual Creative (Part 2): Kurt Vonnegut and the Echo Chamber
- This CEO Thinks "Follow Your Dreams" Is Terrible Career Advice
Forbes, January 31, 2018
- Podcast: Adam Huttler Is Focused On Exponential Creativity
Forbes, January 29, 2018
- The Robots are Coming For Us
CI to EYE, August 7, 2017
- Entrepreneurs, Technology, and Investing in the Nonprofit Space
The Big Picture, March 29, 2017
Chinedu Enekwe, PrincipaL
Chinedu Enekwe is core member of the investment team for Exponential Creativity Ventures and additionally serves as in-house legal counsel. He is a founding partner of Affiniti VC, with responsibility for co-managed funds and investor deal syndication teams. Before launching Affiniti, Chinedu co-founded tiphub and managed its pre-accelerator program, Diaspora Demo, which supported over 35 early-stage technology and social enterprises and helped them raise over $7 million in after-program funding. Chinedu also led investment manager, Xcellon Capital, serving as investment director, raising and managing $25 million of assets from institutional and high net worth investors. He has also held positions in infrastructure advisory at the World Bank and OPIC, investment banking at Merrill Lynch, and fund formation and corporate securities law at Weil, Gotshal and Manges. He is a New York barred attorney, with an LLM/MBA from American University, JD from Howard University School of Law and BS from University of Maryland.
Pallavi Sharma, Principal
Pallavi Sharma is the Chief Program Officer at Fractured Atlas, overseeing the team responsible for program strategy and growth, product development, customer service, and R&D. In that capacity she also has a significant role in Exponential Creativity Ventures, where she is a member of the three-person Investment Committee and works closely with our portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Fractured Atlas, Pallavi was a full time consultant helping mission-driven entrepreneurs develop strategies, streamline operations, improve team effectiveness, and market themselves successfully. Her previous roles were varied and global, including working at large organizations like 1800Flowers.com and Everyday Health Inc., to startups funded by Goldman Sachs, as well as an early stint in the luxury retail industry in India. Pallavi completed her MBA from IIM, Bangalore India and holds a Bachelor’s degree with triple majors in Psychology, English Literature and Journalism.
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit technology company whose SaaS applications help artists with the business side of their work. Over 1.5 million artists rely on Fractured Atlas to raise money, sell tickets, track fans, find and manage space, manage risk, and more.
In 2017, Fractured Atlas allocated a portion of its investment portfolio to mission-relevant tech startups. The following year it spun off Exponential Creativity Ventures as a separate entity. In addition to generating competitive investment returns, Fractured Atlas views Exponential Creativity Ventures as a parallel track on which to realize its vision of maximizing humanity's creative and expressive potential.