Shapri Generette


Shapri is the co-founder and CEO of Chord. She is currently pursuing concurrent degrees at MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA) and Harvard Kennedy School (MPA). Her interests include: technology, finance and public policy. She is passionate about finding innovative, data-driven solutions to social issues.  

Previously she graduated with a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering at the age of 20 and then spent six years working in investment banking. The first four years were spent in Manhattan at bulge bracket banks, and the last two at an Atlanta-based super regional bank to help establish and grow a new franchise. 

Visraant Iyer


Visraant is the co-founder and CFO of Chord. He attended Northwestern University, and is a Master in Public Policy Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. Over the past few years, Visraant has moved between the private and public sectors, gaining experience as an operational and project manager, as well as a technology director for political campaigns and government offices. He is passionate about using data and technology to improve the quality of life in an equitable way for people from all backgrounds and demographics. 

Michael Divine


Michael, Chord’s Chief Legal Officer, attended college and law school at the University of Minnesota where he graduated  summa cum laude  and  magna cum laude, respectively. He is a master’s in finance candidate at Harvard University, and expects to complete his degree in  December  of  2018.  In addition to his role with Chord, Michael serves as General Counsel at  San Francisco based  Phiar  Technologies, Inc., and  maintains a  small  private  practice in Saint Paul, MN.  

Sam Matthew


Sam is Chord's data and design officer. He has a MDes (Masters in Design) with Distinction, from Harvard, where his work focused on the ethics of prison design. Prior to the Graduate School of Design, he studied Geography at Cambridge University. Sam has worked at Chetwoods Architects in London and with humanitarian and research organizations in Uganda, France and the Caribbean. Sam’s work has been featured at the Royal Academy of Arts and the World Architecture Forum.