Gemma & Alex!

The new board members that joined us in 2017 are UNREAL! 😎

Board members of Hacker Fund serve two terms and we'd like to highlight the work done by two of the newest board members to join the team:

Gemma Busoni - Board At-Large


Gemma Busoni is the COO and cofounder of Discovr Labs and the Education Programs & XR Specialist at Unity Technologies. Discovr Labs is an XR and immersive education content studio and startup. Discovr's recently partnered up with Unity Technologies to bring awesome XR/edu programs to life. Formerly, she worked at CalTech, StudentRND, and Hack Club. Last year, Gemma shared the cover of Seventeen magazine alongside Michelle Obama. She's passionate about accessibility, education, XR, and how they all intersect.

Recently, Gemma has been working to develop Hacker Fund's grant development strategy in addition to partnership in the XR space.


Alex Cascante, CPA - Treasurer

Alex graduated from USC’s Marshall School of Business (BS ’14) and followed that up by attaining his Master of Accounting degree from USC’s Leventhal School of Accounting (MAcc ’15). In August 2015, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an associate in its audit division, specializing in technology companies. His clients to date have included Cornerstone OnDemand, creators of one of the most successful talent management platforms, and Magento Inc., a premier e-commerce platform. In May 2016 he became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Alex has been instrumental in creating the accounting framework that Hacker Fund uses to operate its fiscal sponsorship programs. His work has enabled the Hacker Fund staff to incubate 10+ projects.