An Interview with Ashley Aydin, Principal at VamosVentures

Ashley Aydin is a Principal at VamosVentures, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on investing in Latinx / diverse founding teams and impact-oriented companies. Ashley started her career at Morgan Stanley in Capital Markets and moved into strategic roles at...

An Interview with Sandiip Bhammer, Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Green Frontier Capital

Sandiip Bhammer, Co-Managing Partner and Founder of Green Frontier Capital (GFC), recently sat down for an interview to discuss the motivations behind starting the fund and the potential for measurable climate impact through investments in India's economy.  Sandiip...

An Interview with Mohan Karuppiah, founder and CEO of IppoPay Technologies

Mohan Karuppiah is the founder and CEO of IppoPay Technologies, a payments solutions company headquartered in India. IppoPay, currently, offers full-stack payments solutions to businesses operating in verticals with a large TAM (Total Addressable Market) such as MSME,...

Big Red Ventures Makes First Investment of 2022-23 in ATDev

Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell’s early-stage venture capital fund, is excited to announce its investment in Assistive Technology Development, Inc. (ATDev), a medical device company focused on mobility, marking BRV’s first investment of 2022-23.  “ATDev is...

An Interview with Amit Garg, Managing Partner at Tau Ventures

Amit Garg is one of two Managing Partners of Tau Ventures (Tau). Amit and his Partner Sanjay are founders-turned-investors. Amit has worked at two VC funds and has exited those funds for up to 10X. Amit is a strong believer in building and leveraging the community...
An Interview with Elisa Miller-Out, Co-Founder of Chloe Capital

An Interview with Elisa Miller-Out, Co-Founder of Chloe Capital

Meet Elisa Miller-Out, Co-Founder of Chlore Capital, a VC firm investing in women-led tech and tech-enabled companies at the seed stage. In this interview with BRV Fund Manager, Adam Lieblich, Elisa discusses her transition from founder to investor and the importance of mentorship. Elisa also shares her advice for founders, students, and anyone looking to break into VC.

Interview with Meghan Cross Breeden, Partner at AmplifyHer Ventures

Interview with Meghan Cross Breeden, Partner at AmplifyHer Ventures

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.

An Interview with Sakib Jamal, Senior Associate at Crossbeam Venture Partners

An Interview with Sakib Jamal, Senior Associate at Crossbeam Venture 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).

An Interview with Stephen Peca, Founder of Windy Acres Capital & Advisory

An Interview with Stephen Peca, Founder of Windy Acres Capital & Advisory

In looking to understand the various factors that play into building unique startups or leading transformative companies within a specific industry, BRV Fund Manager Amit Shah had the wonderful opportunity to interview Stephen Peca, Managing Director of Windy Acres Capital & Advisory. With extensive experiences ranging from Moody’s Analytics to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to New York University, Stephen helps emerging companies and startups establish scalable business plans and financing strategies.

BRV Interview with JX of Old Fashion Research

BRV Interview with JX of Old Fashion Research

BRV Fund Manager, Alex Lin, had the opportunity to interview Xin Jiang (JX), a Partner at Old Fashion Research, a multi-strategy blockchain investment firm covering early-stage incubation, VC, and M&A. JX entered the VC world around 2015 while covering TMT at HNA Entertainment Investment Corp. During his time at HNA, he gained exposure to decentralized finance and began to network with friends from college.

Being the Change We Need: A Spotlight on Marlon Nichols

Being the Change We Need: A Spotlight on Marlon Nichols

Venture capital plays a crucial role in the development of our economy by promoting innovation and industry disruption…it’s the forefront of our future where entrepreneurs can create change. BRV spoke with Cornell Johnson Alumnus, Marlon Nichols, to understand how to overcome the implicit biases that some entrepreneurs currently face and help them succeed.