RAISE is led by Cari Sommer, Founder and CEO. Cari is a communications and strategy expert, bringing clients a unique combination of business savvy, communications expertise and media know-how. As Founder and CEO of RAISE, she regularly serves as a trusted advisor and thought partner to high growth technology companies and venture capitalist firms. She is also a weekly contributor to Forbes, where she writes about how brands build influence in the media. When Cari isn’t representing or writing about startups, she is investing in them through Red Bear Angels, an angel network of Cornell alumni where Cari is an Advisory Board member. Cari is a member of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council, the Dean’s Advisory Council for Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology and is a marketing advisor to the Children’s Museum of Arts in TriBeCa. Cari lives with her husband and two sons in NYC, where RAISE is based.