Photo Credit Anthony Marnell

Photo Credit Anthony Marnell

Doubly sleep-deprived: new(ish) parent and entrepreneur.  CEO and founder of weeSpring, where parents collect advice from their friends about what they need for their family. TechStars alumna and semi-reformed politico. 

Ally Downey's entrepreneurial spirit dates back to elementary school, when she had a face-painting business for birthday parties, and it's carried her through roles with Random House, Eliot Spitzer, and Credit Suisse.  

She has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts, and a BA from Colby College.  She serves on the board of Democracy Prep Public Schools, one of the country's top charter management organizations, and travels abroad at every opportunity.

In 2012, Allyson Downey founded weeSpring alongside her husband Jack.  With acclaim from MashableBloomberg TVTechCrunch, and others, weeSpring is fundamentally changing the way parents make purchases.