Joel Ayala

Joel Ayala

Co-Founder
Class 5 Global

Joel Ayala is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Class 5 Global and has a background in operating and investing. Prior to co-founding Class 5, Joel was at Lumia Capital where he focused on investments in emerging markets, including Careem, Shedul, CargoX, and Meliuz and serves on the management committee for Lumia's Fund 1. Prior to Lumia, Joel led business operations and corporate development at YuMe (NYSE: YUME), an advertising technology company. Joel also co-founded Mingleton, a global mobile dating platform. He began his career as a banker with Jefferies, a global investment bank, in the TMT practice. Joel graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Economics. He was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2016 and currently serves on the Board of Yellow, Meliuz, Shedul, FiscalNote, Instacarro, and EatStreet.