Scroobious Pip
"And they roared and sang and whistled and cried
Till the noise was heard from side to side -
         Chippetty tip! Chippetty tip!
It's only name is the Scroobious Pip."
-Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, "The Scroobious Pip"

(Many have asked if Scroobious is for "screw bias." We're cool with that and assume Edward Lear would be too.)

Get to know us!


Allison Byers

Founder & CEO

I'm an MBA with 15+ years' experience building and leading startups and previously raised nearly $10M. I have deep experience utilizing data to understand human behavior, strategic planning, fundraising, and product management. I throw my full passion and grit into whatever I'm trying to achieve along with a healthy dose of humor. You gotta laugh.

Things I love: sarcasm, wine, being with my husband and kids, and feeling like I've made a real difference at the end of the day.


Demetri Harrison


I'm a Developer with 8 years' experience who loves to build web apps and design system architecture from the ground up. I'm a 2x founder myself and have experienced the challenges of fundraising as an underrepresented entrepreneur. I'm passionate about building tools and a platform that will change the funding landscape for women and minorities.

Things I love: spending time with my wife and kids, drinking beer while watching sports, and binge-watching shows when I have the chance.

We have an incredible team committed to making fundraising a more equitable experience


Katleen Francois

Community Ambassador


Troy Sweeney

Community Ambassador


Cynthia Cohen

Advisor: Strategy


Jason Allen

Advisor: VC


Misty Farrell-Pennington

Advisor: IP, Marketing


Dan Caddigan

Advisor: Tech, Eng.


Ralph Groce III

Advisor: Data, Ops


Stephen Byers

Advisor: Finance

Allison's son will yell at you if you don't.