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"

Join us. Be Scroobious.

For the founders who can't be lumped into a classification and don't fit traditional pattern matching. For the investors looking to put their money toward something or someone that speaks to you. For those who identify as underrepresented and struggle to network your way to the people and resources you need to get funded or to invest.

We are building this for you.

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


Allison Byers, Founder & CEO

I am an MBA with 15+ years' experience building and leading startups. 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.

It has been extremely gratifying helping underrepresented founders craft and deliver the best pitch they can, regardless of their prior business experience. Investors have been overwhelmingly supportive in my efforts to make the process of finding those diverse founders and opportunities efficient and meaningful, which is very motivating.

I can't wait to share this powerful platform with you.

(Any free time is dedicated to my husband and 2 kids. During COVID times I'm also a part-time teacher, camp director, chef, barber, and avid wine connoisseur.)

My son will yell at you if you don't.