• Desiree Vargas-Wrigley

    Chief Innovation Officer at P33 & Executive Director of TechRise


    "I build products and programs that help people feel less isolated and bring resources together to maximize outcomes. I'm bringing my passion for equity and inclusion to P33 where, with the help of our corporate partners, we'll help underrepresented founders get the support they need to launch and thrive."


    Desiree Vargas Wrigley is a Latina serial entrepreneur and Chief Innovation Officer of P33, Executive Director of TechRise by P33, and founder of The Josephine Collective, an angel group focused on empowering women and people of color to become investors. Her companies include Pearachute, a company that helps parents and children drop into the best family activities in town. Prior to launching Pearachute, Desiree co-founded GiveForward, the world’s leading crowd giving platform for people facing a major life event. Under her leadership, the company helped friends and family contribute nearly $160M to loved ones in need. After graduating from Yale, Desiree worked at the Kauffman Foundation as a specialist in entrepreneurship and at Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors. She taught New Venture Discovery at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Desiree has been named Inc's 30 Under 30, Crain's 40 Under 40, one of Parents Magazine's Most Inspiring Moms, one of Forbes Women to Watch, and has appeared on Shark Tank, closing one of the largest deals on the show to date. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her 2 young sons, stepdaughter, and crime-fighting husband.







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