Value Added to Portfolio Companies

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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.

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Business Expertise

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.

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Technical Expertise

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.


BRV invests in U.S.-based early-stage companies across all industries.

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An Interview with Jonathan Kroll, Partner at RareBreed Ventures

An Interview with Jonathan Kroll, Partner at RareBreed Ventures

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.