Meet the Team

 
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Adam Huttler, Managing General Partner

Adam Huttler is the founder and Managing General Partner of Exponential Creativity Ventures. As a six-time founder, his career’s through-line has been about helping mission-driven companies use technology to drive innovative revenue strategies.

Adam is best known as the founder of Fractured Atlas, a social enterprise SaaS platform that helps artists and creative businesses thrive. 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 infrastructure provider reaching over 1.5 million artists across North America and distributing over $250 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 10 "Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in Nonprofit Arts" for five consecutive years. 

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Amelia Manderscheid, General Partner

Amelia Manderscheid is a General Partner at Exponential Creativity Ventures. Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, she was a Specialist and Global Head of eCommerce for the Post-War & Contemporary Art department at Christie’s. She was Head of Sale for Andy Warhol at Christie’s, overseeing Christie’s multi-year exclusive partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Amelia has an MBA from Columbia Business School and holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Art History from Wellesley College.

 

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.

 
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Brian Zisk, Venture Partner

Brian is a Venture Partner for Exponential Creativity Ventures. His deals include Musiio, Jammcard, Audible Reality, AudioDrops, and Bquate. He is also a seed investor in and leading Market Development for Chia Network, the next-wave eco-friendly cryptocurrency developed by Bram Cohen, the founder of BitTorrent. Brian is a founder of BuzzMakers, Inc., which produces the SF MusicTech Summit, the Future of Money & Technology Summit and more, and partners with various other conferences and startup amplifiers. He is a co-founder of the SF MusicTech Fund. Brian was previously a founder of The Green Witch Internet Radio which was sold to (NASDAQ: CMGI) at the turn of the millennium. He has been working on creating new digital currencies, payment, and compensation methods since the last millennium. He is now working on projects to help folks better decide where and how to live and to help reduce homeless issues. 

 
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Fractured Atlas, Founding Investor

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 have relied 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.