Carly-Ann Fergus

Carly-Ann Fergus serves as the Program Director of XRC Labs. Her work experience spans from a range of established companies such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ford Models to startup brands such as Nahm. She has experience in high-end retail and has spearheaded the launch of an emerging New York-based women’s wear brand while serving as the director of operations for 2 …


Alyse Killeen

Alyse Killeen supports XRC Labs as the Lead VC-in-Residence. Alyse is a Venture Capital Investor with seed stage to pre-IPO investment experience in enterprise and consumer technologies, including her most recent investment in Tamara Mellon Brand. In 2015, the UN Foundation named her a Top 70 Bay Area Digital Leader, and in 2016, Singapore Institute of Management University appointed Alyse …


Adam Quinton

Adam Quinton is a VC Mentor at XRC Labs. As the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures, Adam invests in and advises early stage companies. He focuses on supporting diverse management teams. His investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire, and Validately. In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of “25 Angel …


KC Dustin

KC serves as a General Partner of XRC Labs, primarily responsible for business development for XRC Funds. He joined XRC with more than 13 years of experience in equity capital markets and investment management.  Prior to joining, XRC, he served as the COO and CFO of Miller’s Oath, a luxury men’s clothing brand.  Previously, he was Managing Director and Head …


Elena Baltzoglou

Elena Baltzoglou is a Communications Associate at XRC Labs. After her four years of working experience as an External Communication Manager at the British multinational retailer Marks & Spencer, she decided to follow her dreams and move to New York to complete her education. She is now a graduate student at Parsons School of Design, graduating this May with an …


Dana Abrassart

Dana is a Design & Strategy Associate at XRC Labs. After several years as a scientist and researcher in startup and clinical settings, she went back to school and obtained a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Focusing on the intersection of art and technology, her graduate work included projects in design, virtual reality, and motion capture. …


Josh Pupkin

Josh Pupkin is a Business Manager at XRC Labs. He joined XRC with five years of experience in investment management and banking. Prior to joining XRC, Josh served as an Investment Associate on Neuberger Berman’s Private Equity team and was later dedicated to the firm’s business development initiatives. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity, Josh was an Investment Banker …


L.J. Campbell

L.J. is a Management Associate at XRC Labs. As a Teach For America corps member in Chicago, he founded an education nonprofit that empowered Chicago charter school teachers and students by bringing new technologies to classrooms as well as building innovative compensation strategies to retain high-performing teachers. L.J. is now an MBA candidate at Duke focusing on ways to leverage …


Tony Zhang

Tony Zhang is a Management Associate at XRC Labs. He most recently helped a Hong-Kong-based luxury apparel retailer develop their business strategy, and launch an E-commerce platform. He has also worked in apparel and trim manufacturing, where he focused on eco-friendly products. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Johns Hopkins University. While there, he interned at Huntsman Corporation as a chemical …


XRC Cohort 2 Candidate Social

It’s not enough just to submit an application and a pitch deck.  As part of XRC’s Cohort 2 selection process, XRC management, sponsors, mentors, and Cohort 1 alumni gathered on Thursday night (April 7th) at Parsons to meet with startup leaders. With hundreds of applications and interested founders, it’s important we get to know each other. XRC invited industry mentors and sponsors …