Claire Hansen joined the CTAN staff in May 2018 as an Investment Associate before being promoted to Investment Director in October 2019. In her role, Claire directs the organization’s investment strategy, including management of the funding cycle, execution of due diligence, and implementation of key ecosystem partnerships.
During her time at CTAN, she has spearheaded improvements to the funding cycle, including a major revamp of the process in the summer of 2019. Claire has been selected as a SXSW panelist and meet-up host, co-led Austin Startup Week’s Fundraising Track, and served as a judge for the Austin A-List Awards. She also participates in mentor hours within the Austin ecosystem at organizations such as Capital Factory, Quake Capital, SXSW, and TechStars.
Prior to joining CTAN, Claire’s experience involved managing and improving experimental programs at companies ranging from 1-350 employees. Notably, she previously served as Accelerator Program Coordinator for the Capital Factory Fund.
Claire is an experienced researcher, with expertise in qualitative methods and analysis through her MA in Organizational Communication at Texas A&M University. She holds a Data Analysis Certificate from General Assembly, which allows her to back up qualitative insights with quantitative proficiency. She completed her BA in Organizational Communication, Magna Cum Laude, at Pepperdine University. Outside of work, Claire enjoys practicing yoga, participating in a community orchestra, and dabbling in home renovation projects.
Victoria Dominguez-Edington joined the CTAN staff in November 2019 as the Program Associate. In her role, she manages event and funding cycle logistics, and supports the Board and Investment Director in executing strategic initiatives.
Victoria assumed the Program Associate role after working for the Austin Learning Center for over seven years. In her most recent role, she served as the center’s Director of Client Relations, assisting hundreds of parents and students as they navigated the education system. Her experience stewarding a large client base and operationalizing efficiencies translates directly to the work she is accomplishing with CTAN.
During her time at the Austin Learning Center, Victoria received her MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where she focused on auto-ethnographic research. In 2013, she earned the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award. She completed her BA in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, at Southwestern University.
In her spare time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, traveling with her husband, and spending time on the golf course.