Our Team

Founder and Managing Partner

Ali Saheli is the founder and managing partner of Hex Capital. He is a venture capitalist who understands the challenges of starting a company. As a venture partner at 7 Gate Ventures, he led investments in thisopenspace, Spocket and Stay22. As an entrepreneur, Ali founded Foro, a marketplace for students to buy and sell goods based on geolocations and trusted peers. Between 7 Gate Ventures and Foro, he led the product group at Shippo, a multi-carrier shipping software for e-commerce businesses.


Penny Zhou is an associate of Hex Capital. Previously, she was a portfolio manager of PwC New Ventures, the product incubation arm of PwC. She has years of management consulting experience in financials services and the FinTech space helping clients transform their business strategy and operations. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in Business Administration.

Penny also chairs the board of the non-profit organization Green World Health Net and believes that venture capital is the gatekeeper to social change and advancement.