Board of Directors
Jessica Sohl is a partner and president of HC Tech and oversees the firm's global operations. Previously, Sohl worked as regulatory counsel for Jump Trading and as assistant general counsel for the Illinois Comptroller. She holds a juris doctor from Loyola University School of Law, and a bachelor’s in politics, philosophy and economics from Gordon College. She is involved with the Chicago Foundation for Women and Brave Initiatives.
Terri Burns is a Principal at GV (Google Ventures), working alongside the investing team with sourcing and deal flow. She is one of four women and the only non-partner on the investing team. Terri’s also on the fundraising team of All Raise, helping the organization to raise an undisclosed amount in sponsorship. Prior to joining GV, Terri was a product manager at Twitter where she helped improve the home timeline, and prior to that, a developer evangelist at Venmo. Terri is also an international speaker, covering topics related to how technology impacts various communities. In addition, Terri is a freelance writer, and regularly writes about technology, diversity, and inclusion, having been featured in publications like Forbes, Scientific American, and Teen Vogue. Formerly, she was a cohost of the Forbes podcast Well, Technically. Terri graduated from the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (computer science). Find her on Twitter at @tcburning, and her website, tcburning.com.
Christopher Acuna is the founder of Acuna Law Offices in Chicago. He helps businesses solve problems and helps entrepreneurs scale and protect their businesses. Mr. Acuna also helps clients with technology and licensing solutions of all kinds and sizes (mobile apps, software, hardware, cloud, SaaS). He represents emerging companies, venture capital and strategic clients in mergers & acquisitions and capital raises in a wide range of industries. Mr. Acuna’s Emerging Growth Company practice ranges from the formation of new start-up companies through financings and exits. Mr. Acuna is a leader in efforts to empower Chicago’s venture and technology market. He is an avid mentor at multiple incubators and is also active in the community. He is a long-term supporter of and member of Chicago not-for-profit organizations helping some of Chicago’s most at-risk youth while promoting self-efficacy and technological skills. Mr. Acuna earned his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2013). He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in international relations (B.A., 2005).