The Team


Adam B. Struck, Founder & General Partner

Adam is Founder and Managing Partner at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Adam was a Co-Founder of Long Island Brand Beverages, acquired by Cullen Investments and taken public on the NASDAQ. Previously, he was an M&A / PE attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the largest law firms in the world. Adam graduated from Northwestern University where he completed the Kellogg School of Management Certificate Program. He also graduated from Georgetown Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. Adam is a member of the NY Bar Association and has also been recognized by Forbes, making the coveted 30 Under 30 List for Venture Capital.


Yida Gao, Partner

Yida is a Managing Partner at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Yida was a technology investor at NEA, one of the world's largest VC funds with $20Bn+ AUM. Previously, he was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group based in NYC where he helped execute over $15Bn in aggregate deal volume. Yida graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science and was a varsity pole vaulter. He attended Stanford GSB briefly before dropping out to join Struck Capital.




Forest Baskett, PhD

Venture Advisor | General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Steve Weinstein

Founder Advisor | Professor, Stanford (Lean LaunchPad)