About Us

We are motivated to generate a meaningful positive impact for San Diegans through this project.

  • Mike Stone

    The Founder and Managing Member of FS Investors. He currently also serves as the CIO of RISE Fund, a $2B social impact fund backed by TPG, Bono, Richard Branson, and others. Mike is on the Boards of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and The Bishops School and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Rady School of Business at UCSD.

  • Peter Seidler

    The Managing Partner of the San Diego Padres. He is also a Founder and Partner at Seidler Equity Partners, a private equity firm.

  • Steve Altman

    The managing partner at AJL Investments, LLC, a family investment vehicle, and Chairman and Co-founder of GigTown, LLC, an app-based software platform that enables music fans to book their local musicians. Steve serves as a board member of DexCom, ViaCyte, and Brain Corporation.

  • Dr. Massih Tayebi

    A Founding Partner and Chairman of the Bridgewest Group, a closely held investment company that manages a portfolio of global investments in hi-tech and wireless technology, bio-tech and pharmaceuticals, commercial real estate, banking and capital markets. Dr. Tayebi and his team have a proven track record for successfully growing more than a dozen companies from seed to multinational status.

  • Dr. Masood Tayebi

    A Founding Partner and CEO of the Bridgewest Group. He has led efforts to privatize, deploy, and manage telecom infrastructure in over 60 countries, making him and his brother pioneers in bringing wireless connectivity to billions of people. He founded the Biotech Investment Group in 2006 providing growth equity capital to emerging and innovative companies in the biotech industry, and is creating an incubator in Southern California to attract entrepreneurs driving innovation and success.