NYU Alumni Entrepreneurs, Investors Make Forbes' 2023 30 Under 30 List

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute is excited to congratulate the NYU alumni who were named on Forbes' 2023 30 Under 30 list!

In total, 26 members of the NYU community earned spots on the 2023 list for their outstanding accomplishments across several categories, including Arts & Style, Big Money, Consumer Tech, and more.

Below, meet the entrepreneur and investor alumni who were named among the most recent Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees:

Arts & Style

  • Olivia Cheng (STERN ’19), Founder, Dauphinette

Big Money

  • Joe Landolina (TANDON ’19), CEO and Co-Founder at Cresilon, Inc.

Consumer Tech

  • Veeraj Chugh (GALLATIN), Co-Founder, Opal Camera


  • Joanna Patsalis (STERN ’19), Co-Founder and COO, Direct Kinetic Solutions


  • Ria Bhutoria (STERN ’15), General Partner, Castle Island Ventures
  • Sarah Chase (GALLATIN, LIBERAL STUDIES ’19), Co-Founder at Capital
  • Sara Samarasinghe (CAS ’14), Executive Director, Morgan Stanley


  • Joe Landolina (TANDON ’19), CEO and Co-Founder at Cresilon, Inc.

Marketing & Advertising

  • Johnathan Chen (STEINHARDT ’15), Co-Founder, Tijoh
  • Miguel Guerrero (TANDON ’19), Founder, Otis AI


  • Denzel Baptiste (TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS ’14), Co-Founder, Take A Daytrip
  • David Biral (TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS ’15), Co-Founder, Take A Daytrip

Retail & Ecommerce

  • Phantila Phataraprasit (LAW ’20), Co-Founder, Sabai

Social Impact

  • Jaycee Holmes (TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS ’18), Co-Founder, Codehouse

Venture Capital

  • Ammar Amdani (’19), Co-Founder, Adapt Ventures
  • Mohammed Amdani (’17), Co-Founder, Adapt Ventures
  • Maya Bakhai (STERN ’17), Founder, Spice Capital
  • David Brillembourg Jr. (STERN), Founder, Dune Ventures
  • David Byrd (GALLATIN), Partner, BlueYard Capital
  • Jai Malik (STERN ’17), Founder, Countdown Capital

And meet the other NYU alumni who earned spots on Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list for achieving excellence in their respective fields:

  • Tanya Gupta (TANDON ’19), Digital Creator
  • Blu DeTiger (TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS), Musician
  • Yara Bishara (STERN ’24), Senior Producer, NBC Universal
  • Adrienne White (STERN ’23), Director, Dunvagen Music Publishers

Additionally, a special congratulations to:

  • Spencer Price (STERN Endless Frontier Labs) in the Food and Drink category as Co-Founder of Halla
  • Ahmed Elsayyad (Adjunct Instructor) in the Healthcare category as Co-Founder of Ostro

Click here to view all of Forbes' 2023 30 Under 30 honorees!