Our team has some common attributes. We have all been operators and founders. At this stage of life, we are driven not just by making a buck but by having the opportunity to work with smart, energetic founders and helping them realize their dreams. When you win, we win. And we don’t take ourselves too seriously – life is too short.
Elizabeth “liz “ hitchcock - co-managing Partner
Liz Hitchcock is a philanthropist and entrepreneur.
She was part of the founding team at Dyn, an internet technology company. While at Dyn, Liz served as the first sales and marketing person and then the first leader of those departments as the company grew.
Liz has also been involved in several other startup companies and is a board member at St Mary's Bank. She spends a great deal of time focusing on her passion for the arts by assisting several nonprofits on boards and committees.
Liz is on the board of the Currier Museum of Art. Wanting to give back to the community philanthropically, Liz and her husband recently created the Hitchcock Family Foundation through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Graham “Gray” Chynoweth - co-managing Partner
Gray Chynoweth is an executive, board member and investor.
Gray is working with DEKA Research to establish the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).
Gray helped Dyn scale from less than 20 to more than 400 employees, raise more than $38,000,000 in venture capital funding, grow revenue 30x and establish global operations, with offices in the US, the UK and Australia.
He serves or has served as a director for numerous for-profit and non-profit corporations.
He has a JD from Duke University School of Law, an MA in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Matt Pierson - partner
Matt is one of the founders of 10X and has long been active in promoting New Hampshire’s tech ecosystem. He co-founded DTC Communications (acquired by Cobham plc) and Jitterjam (acquired by Meltwater). He’s an investor 20+ companies in New England. He joined DunnRush & Co. upon its launch in 2009, focused on sell side M&A advisory services for companies with an enterprise value of $20-250 million.
Matt’s active in the non-profit community, having served on the boards of the NH High Tech Council, Semester at Sea, NH Charitable Foundation, and currently, NH Public Radio and Advantage Kids. He helped launch the TechOut competition and NH MillWorks Fund I.
Matt lives in Bedford with his wife Michelle, and can often be found in a warm, sunny location….laptop nearby.
Cory von wallenstein - partner
Cory is a builder of companies, both as all-in founder/CXO, and slightly less intensive investor/mentor/advisor. The intersection of early-stage market need, product/tech, and go-to-market strategy is where he focuses.
Previously, Cory was the CTO/CPO at Dyn (acquired by Oracle), the CEO at Adored (failed indoor location startup), and the founding board member at Trendslide (acquired business analytics platform). He has shared his learnings writing for Wired, HuffPost, Inc., TechCrunch, Forbes, as a guest speaker at LAUNCH, Interop, Structure, CIO Summit, and as a guest lecturer at WPI, MIT and Harvard.
He lives in Bedford, NH and spends his time split between Manchester, Boston and flying/hiking/skiing/diving with his wife Jessica and four small children.
Matt Marra - partner
In 2011, Matt Marra was employee #33 at Uber and the first Operations and Logistics Manager for the greater Boston area. He launched and scaled the Uber Black, TAXI, SUV, and uberX product offerings in the Boston market with the General Manager and Marketing Manager. Later he launched, scaled, and supported the Uber Vehicle Solutions operations nationally for driver-partners without qualifying vehicles. In 2016, he became Head of Vehicle Solution US to lead operations, marketing, and program negotiations with participating third-party auto lenders, rental companies, dealerships, and manufacturers while reporting to the CFO. Matt departed Uber in January 2018 and has since used his extensive marketplace, operations, and automotive expertise to advise New England founders and build his angel investing portfolio. When Matt isn't working with startups, he's most likely on a golf course, playing basketball, or at a Boston Celtics game with his wife Briah. Matt was born and raised in New Hampshire, but is actively expanding his professional network in Boston while investing in the New England startup community.
Don golini - partner
Don Golini is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in the development, management and commercialization of new technologies. As president and founder of QED Technologies, Don licensed a university technology and developed products that succeeded in global markets. QED was acquired in 2006. He was an adjunct professor at the Simon School of Business and was chairman of the Rochester Angel Network. Don currently serves as chairman of the Luminate Accelerator and is a catalyst for MIT’s Deshpande Center. He received his B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and M.S. in Electro-Optics from Tufts University.
Jason Syversen - partner
Jason Syversen is the founding member of three successful cyber technology companies and is an board member, investor and/or advisor for multiple other firms who spent his career in NH with a DC detour. Before founding Siege Technologies in 2009, he was a program manager at DARPA. His focus areas are cyber security, communications, software, AI, GovCon, innovation, and startups. Jason is active in his community, including involvement in the Entrepreneur's Foundation of NH, coaching youth basketball and various church and other philanthropic leadership roles. He is the father of 6(!) kids and enjoys team sports, outdoor activities, and any sort of strategy game.
Tom Fatur - Partner
Tom Fatur was the co-founder and president of Martel Electronics Corporation. Martel was founded in 1987 and over the years grew to become one of the world’s leading providers of portable calibration instrumentation for industrial applications. In recent years, Martel was recognized as one of the largest private companies in NH with sales and service in over 60 countries. In late 2011, Martel was acquired by Fluke (a Danaher Company) and for the next several years Tom remained on as President completing the integration of Martel into Danaher. After a successful exit from Martel, Tom has become active in both angel and private equity investments. In addition to 10X Partners, Tom is an active LP in two private equity firms and also serves as a board member to several companies in the technology space. Tom is open to all investment types but has a particular interest in working with instrumentation, biotech and electronics hardware companies.
Tom has a BSEE from the University of Pittsburgh and in his spare time enjoys skiing and sports car racing. He resides in NH with his wife, Joanne and daughter Ashley.
Barry Tiedt - Partner
A native Texan, Barry is a CPA and the semi-retired CFO of a law firm group in Texas serving the mortgage banking industry. Barry and his wife Terri moved to New Hampshire in 2012 to be closer to their only daughter attending Boston College and because Terri was tired of the never-ending Texas summer heat waves. Barry has experience in banking, mortgage banking, real estate, and has participated in buying and selling numerous businesses. His focus is on helping companies plan for growth and business process improvement.
When not working, Barry enjoys woodworking, shotgun sports, hunting, fishing, and exploring New England with Terri.
Gregory Soghikian - Partner
Dr. Soghikian is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with additional board certification in sports medicine. With over 25 years of experience he specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures including rotator cuff reconstructions, shoulder instability surgeries , ACL reconstructions, and knee scopes. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University, he interned at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He completed his orthopaedic residency at George Washington University in D.C. and his sports medicine fellowship in Lake Tahoe, California. He is a past chairman of orthopaedic surgery at both Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center, prior president of the NH Orthopaedic Society and is on the Board at the Bedford Surgical Center. He has been voted by his peers in NH Magazine’s poll as one of the best orthopaedic surgeons in NH multiple times.