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.
Meghan is a Partner at AmplifyHer Ventures, where she leverages her 14 years of venture experience to invest in early-stage, high-growth businesses led by visionary women. Prior to AmplifyHer, Meghan built Red Bear Angels, leading the firm’s investments into 25+ companies including Lyft [NASDAQ: LYFT], Datalogue [acq. Nike] and Trumid. Her angel investments include Sequioia-backed Maven Clinic, Urban Umbrella, and Privy [acq. Attentive]. She received her venture training from Foundation Capital and StarVest Partners.
Sakib Jamal is a Senior Associate at Crossbeam Venture Partners. He is a member of the Investment Team and serves as a Board Observer for eight different companies in the portfolio. Prior to Crossbeam, he was an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan’s Industrials Group. Sakib also founded The Capsule, a South Asian news aggregator / podcast that has over 23,000 subscribers across Instagram and email. Sakib received a B.S. from Cornell University, where he served as a teaching assistant for classes in Entrepreneurship (NBA 3000) and Equity Research (NBA 4120).
Meet Alejandro Guerrero, Co-Founder and General Partner of Act One Ventures, an early-stage micro-VC fund based in Los Angeles.