Value Added to Portfolio Companies
Access to Cornell
Portfolio companies have access to the resources of Cornell across leading departments in engineering, technology, and medicine. In addition, portfolio companies can capitalize on Cornell’s network of globally renowned subject matter experts.
With a team of full-time MBA students, BR Venture Fund provides portfolio companies with a vast amount of business expertise from management consultants, investment bankers, venture capitalists, doctors, lawyers and more.
BR Venture Fund operates out of Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca and Cornell Tech in New York City. Cornell Tech connects our portfolio companies to a growing network of computer scientists, data scientists, tech-focused MBAs, and hardware gurus.
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BRV invests in U.S.-based early-stage companies across all industries.
Jonathan Kroll is a former founder, startup CTO, and product lead turned early stage VC. Currently a Partner @ RareBreed Ventures, Jonathan has had prior stints at Spero Ventures and a16z. He talks about his learnings as an investor and offers advice for aspiring VCs.
Becca Shmukler is a Principal at Laerdal Million Lives Fund, which is a $100M venture capital fund investing in commercial-stage healthcare startups with disruptive, data-driven technologies that enable the right care at the right time to achieve maximum life-saving...
Mike is a Founding Partner at NewSpring Capital. BRV Fund Manager Matthew Duey had the opportunity to interview him. Mike talks about his journey into VC, key lessons learned, and advice for students who want to make it into the investment space.