Being a Woman in VC: A Conversation with Jennifer Mandelbaum, Partner at Halogen

Author & BRV Fund Manager: Madeline Hall Madeline: Jennifer, thank you so much for your time today and willingness to speak with me. To kick things off, I'd love to hear a bit about your background, where your career has taken you, and how you found yourself in...

A Conversation with Annie Ripp, Principal at Antler

BRV Fund Manager and Author: Kevin Grathwohl What events led you to VC and when did you realize that it was the career for you? I went to Cornell undergrad. I was in the college of human Ecology, but my focus was kind of on a three-discipline major, including...

A Conversation with Dr. Wanwipa Siriwatwetchakul, Deal Partner at Vectors Capital

BRV Fund Manager and Author: Leo Wang From Academia to Venture Capital In the realm of venture capital, diverse backgrounds forge unique perspectives. Today, we are fortunate to learn the story of Dr. Wanwipa Siriwatwetchakul, a distinguished academic turned venture...

A Conversation with Kriti Bansal, Principal at Owl Ventures

Author and BRV Fund Manager: Umang Methi Umang: Hi Kriti, thanks so much for meeting me! Really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to speak about your career path and experiences at Differential Ventures. First off, can you discuss your path into VC?...

A Conversation with Josh Schoen, Principal at Global Millennial Capital

Author & BRV Fund Manager: Ryan Ries Ryan Ries: Thanks for taking the time to do this, Josh. I appreciate it.  Josh Schoen: Thanks for having me, Ryan. Ryan Ries: Let’s start off with your journey into VC.  How did it start, and how did you get to where you are?...
A Conversation with Annie Ripp, Principal at Antler

A Conversation with Annie Ripp, Principal at Antler

BRV Fund Manager and Author: Kevin Grathwohl What events led you to VC and when did you realize that it was the career for you? I went to Cornell undergrad. I was in the college of human Ecology, but my focus was kind of on a three-discipline major, including...

A conversation with Ken Fried of OpenDoor Venture Capital

A conversation with Ken Fried of OpenDoor Venture Capital

Big Red Ventures Fund Manager: Jonathon Cervantes  Jonathan: Hi Ken, thanks for connecting with me and taking some time to discuss your career in VC.  Ken: Of course, thank you for reaching out. Jonathan: I always like to start with the connection to Cornell so can...

Investment Announcement: B GENEROUS

Investment Announcement: B GENEROUS

Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell’s early-stage venture capital fund, is excited to announce its investment in B Generous, a “Donate Now, Pay Later” fintech company serving the nonprofit sector, marking BRV’s third investment of 2022-23. Founded in 2020 by serial...

A conversation with Aaron Holiday of 645 Ventures

A conversation with Aaron Holiday of 645 Ventures

AV: Can you tell us a bit about your experience before Cornell? Aaron Holiday: I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and went to Morehouse College to study computer science. In my junior year, I saw the impact of software in corporate applications and later worked at...

An Interview with Eloho Omame, Partner at TLcom Capital

An Interview with Eloho Omame, Partner at TLcom Capital

Eloho Omame is a Partner at TLcom Capital LLP, based in Lagos. Eloho is on the Board of Pastel. She is also a mentor for Endeavor in Nigeria and supports African startups as a co-founder/GP of FirstCheck Africa, a female focused pre-seed venture capital fund. Prior to...

Investment Announcement: SCOUT SPACE

Investment Announcement: SCOUT SPACE

Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell’s early-stage venture capital fund, is excited to announce its investment in ScoutSpace (SCOUT), a satellite services firm changing the way we think about space safety and sustainability, marking BRV’s second investment of 2022-23. “We...

An Interview with Eitan Kyiet, CEO of Road2 Haifa

An Interview with Eitan Kyiet, CEO of Road2 Haifa

Eitan Kyiet is the CEO of Road2 Ventures, an early-stage venture fund / innovation center based in Haifa Israel. Road2 offers a combination of investment funding, knowledge from its affiliates, and industry partners to help position Israeli tech companies for success...

Big Red Ventures Shares Portfolio at Annual Meeting

Big Red Ventures Shares Portfolio at Annual Meeting

Big Red Ventures Showcases Portfolio at Annual Meeting Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell’s early-stage venture capital fund, showcased the student-run portfolio and highlighted 2022-23 investments during the Annual Meeting at Cornell Tech on April 20.   BRV, a fund...

An Interview with John Lee, Partner at Jazz Ventures

An Interview with John Lee, Partner at Jazz Ventures

Could you please describe your path to venture capital, beginning at Cornell and ultimately ending up at JAZZ Venture Partners? At Cornell, I studied life sciences, focusing on computational biology. Most of my background was in the lab and centered around science and...

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.