About Us

Bloom Community exists to help people build meaningful relationships

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Bloom team at SF Pride 2022

Team culture


Culture is how we make decisions, how we treat each other, and what it feels like to walk into work every day

We focus on our members and event partners

We're chill and understanding while dedicated to getting the job done

We're collaborative and inclusive

We're driven and we take ownership; we never say “that’s not my job”

We do what matters

Anyone can be anyone’s mentor

Our Team

Lauren (Luna) Ray Vegter
she/her

Founder, CEO

Lauren is on a journey to answer the question: How can software help people build meaningful relationships?

Lauren led User Acquisition for Instagram from 700M to past a billion users. She also led the social products team at Oculus and launched consumer VR to the world. Prior to Bloom, Lauren led the Marketplace team at Faire. Lauren has two MIT degrees and studied computer science at Stanford.

Jeremy Gillick
he/him

Founding Engineer

Jeremy is passionate about helping people meet more organically.

Before joining Bloom, Jeremy was the Director of Engineering at StyleSeat where he helped double the engineering team in a year. He has led engineering teams at companies across the industry, such as LinkedIn, Google, Nest and PayPal. Outside of software engineering, Jeremy can usually be found building communities, tinkering with electronics, or preparing for the next Burning Man event.

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Erika Siao
she/they

Head of Community & Partnerships

Erika is a passionate community builder who loves bringing people together in intentional and authentic ways.

Erika studied Political Economy at UC Berkeley and has worked on a variety of issues including homelessness, economic development, and reproductive justice. They love hosting events from dumpling making to day-long drag competitions. Some of her recent personal endeavors have included writing short fiction, making a zine, and competing in a triathlon.

Tony Cheng
he/they

Chief of Staff

Tony is a people connector who seeks to bring operational excellence to the magic of facilitating interpersonal intimacy.

Tony had worked operations and Chief of Staff roles at a manufacturing tech startup, legal and regulatory compliance roles at Bank of China, and analyst roles at Stroz Friedberg, an Aon risk management company. Tony studied comparative history at Princeton and spends much time outside of work organizing and building alternative communities.

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