Driven by our values

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We respect the risk that our founders, LPs, and partners have taken with us as advocates and stewards of capital


We believe that relationships matter most in building and sustaining a thriving startup ecosystem


We strive to retain an innovator's mindset in every company and opportunity we evaluate

We're all in with you

Our team has spent their careers as ex operators and early builders. We are early stage investors who are ready to lend expertise, provide honest feedback, and celebrate our founders to accelerate their journey towards success.

Owen Willis
Owen Willis
Founder and General Partner

Owen is the founder and General Partner of Opal Ventures. He previously built On Deck Health, a community for earliest-stage health tech founders and was COO at Osmosis, a Felicis and Greycroft-back health tech startup acquired by Elseiver. Owen began his career as a special education teacher in Washington, DC through Teach For America.

Matthew Magnani
Matthew Magnani
Investment Analyst

Matthew is an Analyst at Opal Ventures and a 2024 Venture for America Fellow. Prior to joining Opal, Matthew worked in data analytics at NASA and helped grow several startups including Utopia Labs and Clever Real Estate. Matthew began his journey in biomedical research at Children’s National Hospital and later at Harvard Medical School.

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