Our Story

Two experiences.
Same conclusion.

Our founders experienced first-hand the shift that was taking place in venture and came together with a clear view of what was needed in the industry: an institutional-grade intermediary to help investors access the opportunity presented by emerging managers, and create a way to support those managers in the process.

Our Team

Experience brought us here.
Values keep us here.

Institutionally-trained investment professionals with decades of experience supporting and investing in emerging managers in venture.

Courtney McCrea

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Courtney McCrea

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Courtney is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Recast Capital. Prior to co-founding Recast, Courtney was a Managing Director of Weathergage Capital, a boutique fund of funds that provided its clients with access to premier venture capital, growth equity and micro-VC partnerships. Venture fund commitments included both brand name funds and emerging managers. In addition to fund investment responsibilities, Courtney led the direct co- investing program at Weathergage. During her 10 year tenure at Weathergage, Courtney made commitments to 100 funds and seven direct co-investments.

Prior to Weathergage, Courtney was a General Partner with Weston Presidio, a leading diversified private equity firm based in San Francisco. After 7 years at Weston Presidio, she left in 2004 and founded Silver Partners, a private equity advisory firm where she evaluated secondary and co- investment opportunities and advised consumer growth businesses. Courtney was also a Director at Sterling Stamos, where she managed investments in buyout funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

Courtney has an M.B.A., with honors, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 3. Courtney is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Northern California and Nevada Board of Directors and the Chair of the Episcopal Impact Fund Investment Committee.

Sara Zulkosky

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Sara Zulkosky

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Sara is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Recast Capital. Prior to co-founding Recast, Sara served as a Venture Partner at Greenspring Associates, a venture capital platform with over $12B in assets under management. Sara managed Greenspring’s early-stage venture fund evaluation committee, supported the firm’s Micro venture fund evaluation committee and led the firm’s impact investing initiative. She was also responsible for sourcing, due diligence efforts and/or managing a number of Greenspring’s direct and secondary investments.

Prior to Greenspring, Sara was as a Principal with CNF Investments, a private investment firm affiliated with Clark Enterprises, Inc. CNF focuses on venture capital and private equity opportunities (fund and direct) in technology, life sciences and energy. Before CNF, Sara participated in Foundation Capital’s Young Entrepreneurs Program, where she helped identify promising investment opportunities in the Washington, DC area. Sara was also the Director of Product Management for SkyBuilt Power, Inc., a venture-backed clean-tech company that provided rapidly- deployable renewable energy solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community, and telecommunications industry (domestic and international markets). She was with the business from its inception, hired as the third full-time employee, also supporting it as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and its Director of Engineering.

Sara received a M.B.A from Georgetown University, and a M.S. in Engineering Management and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University. Sara is also a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 23. She has served as an entrepreneurial advisor at Georgetown University since 2015.

Courtney McCrea

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Courtney McCrea

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Courtney is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Recast Capital. Prior to co-founding Recast, Courtney was a Managing Director of Weathergage Capital, a boutique fund of funds that provided its clients with access to premier venture capital, growth equity and micro-VC partnerships. Venture fund commitments included both brand name funds and emerging managers. In addition to fund investment responsibilities, Courtney led the direct co- investing program at Weathergage. During her 10 year tenure at Weathergage, Courtney made commitments to 100 funds and seven direct co-investments.

Prior to Weathergage, Courtney was a General Partner with Weston Presidio, a leading diversified private equity firm based in San Francisco. After 7 years at Weston Presidio, she left in 2004 and founded Silver Partners, a private equity advisory firm where she evaluated secondary and co- investment opportunities and advised consumer growth businesses. Courtney was also a Director at Sterling Stamos, where she managed investments in buyout funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

Courtney has an M.B.A., with honors, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 3. Courtney is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Northern California and Nevada Board of Directors and the Chair of the Episcopal Impact Fund Investment Committee.

Sara Zulkosky

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Sara Zulkosky

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Sara is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Recast Capital. Prior to co-founding Recast, Sara served as a Venture Partner at Greenspring Associates, a venture capital platform with over $12B in assets under management. Sara managed Greenspring’s early-stage venture fund evaluation committee, supported the firm’s Micro venture fund evaluation committee and led the firm’s impact investing initiative. She was also responsible for sourcing, due diligence efforts and/or managing a number of Greenspring’s direct and secondary investments.

Prior to Greenspring, Sara was as a Principal with CNF Investments, a private investment firm affiliated with Clark Enterprises, Inc. CNF focuses on venture capital and private equity opportunities (fund and direct) in technology, life sciences and energy. Before CNF, Sara participated in Foundation Capital’s Young Entrepreneurs Program, where she helped identify promising investment opportunities in the Washington, DC area. Sara was also the Director of Product Management for SkyBuilt Power, Inc., a venture-backed clean-tech company that provided rapidly- deployable renewable energy solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community, and telecommunications industry (domestic and international markets). She was with the business from its inception, hired as the third full-time employee, also supporting it as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and its Director of Engineering.

Sara received a M.B.A from Georgetown University, and a M.S. in Engineering Management and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University. Sara is also a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 23. She has served as an entrepreneurial advisor at Georgetown University since 2015.

Recast Fellows

Fellows are students that are an integral part of the Recast team.

Cassandra Duchan Saucedo

Recast Fellow

Cassandra Duchan Saucedo

Recast Fellow

Cassandra joined the firm as a Recast Fellow in 2021. She is a concurrent MPP-MBA candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. During and after her time in school, she plans to pursue a career fortifying Black and Brown communities through sustainable investments. She is excited about creating financial tools and systems to achieve racial equity and dignity for workers.

Cassandra is a Harvard Zuckerman Fellow and a Latinx Leadership Initiative member. Currently, she is on the HKS Equity Coalition Coordinating Team, is COO for Black Policy Conference, and co-chairs the Latinx Caucus and the Progressive Caucus. In addition to Recast Capital, Cassandra most recently interned with Impact Capital Managers and Cleo Capital. She previously worked as a social impact founder and operator, as a Federal Reserve Board of Governors researcher, and as a survey methodologist at the Center for African American Health. She has an undergraduate degree in economics with honors from the University of Colorado Boulder.

She was born and raised in Colorado, the proud working-class daughter of a Black American father and a Mexican American mother. She enjoys camping, hiking, botany, and nature photography.

Lina Kacyem

Recast Fellow

Lina Kacyem

Recast Fellow

Lina joined the firm as a Recast Fellow in 2021. Over the past five years, she has served as an advisor to start-ups in North America and in Africa, and she is passionate about driving more funds towards underfunded and underrepresented entrepreneurs. Whether it is through the Yale Office Cooperative Research, TSAI City or independently, she works closely with entrepreneurs. Her work with them focuses on fundraising, growth, product-market fit, team design and marketing. At the Yale School Of Management, she co-launched the Yale Africa Startup Review, a student-led publication featuring founders and startups shaping the future of Africa with entrepreneurship.

Lina worked for a decade in the financial industry, specifically Property & casualty insurance. Throughout her career she led various operational teams, on both the underwriting and claims side of the insurance industry.

She holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School Of Management. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in International Business from the Smeal Business College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the College of Liberal Arts. She also obtained her CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) Designation.

She’s a native of Pennsylvania, USA who grew up in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Values are everything.

The word “values” today is used too loosely. It’s been watered-down. But for Recast – our team, the funds we support, and the investors we represent – values are everything.

Recast’s core values go beyond what we would call foundational principles – integrity, trust, honesty, dependability and determination. While those are imperative, we also believe:

  • Every. Voice. Matters.
  • Be authentic to our mission
  • Bring your true self
  • Be a net positive
  • Pay it forward