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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Brett Andersen is Head of Operations at Bullish, a Venture Capital fund that leads key brand management, strategic and creative initiatives on investment and agency-led partnerships. Brett received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MBA from Harvard...
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.
An interview with Aakash Jain, an Associate Partner at VU Venture Partners. Aakash partners with and invests in exceptional founders solving real needs at scale.
Ken Hall is a Vice President at DeepWork Capital and supports the firm in sourcing and executing investments, fund operations, portfolio management, and more. Ken is also the Chair of Startups for the Orlando Tech Council and serves on the advisory board for Lucy...
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.
An interview with Mac Conwell, a Founder and Managing Partner at RareBreed Ventures. Mac aims to shore up investment in enterprises founded by people of color. In this interview with Adhiraj Singh, Mac discusses the challenges he faced in his journey toward VC and his...
VC founder, Daniel Acheampong shares how his story impacted his VC
ambitions. Learn what he did and how we can replicate his impact in our own ways.
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.
BRV Fund Manager, Ankur Gulati, had the opportunity to interview Amit Sridharan, Founding General Partner at First Rays Venture Partners. Amit shares his journey into Venture Capital, key lessons learned, and advice for students who want to break into the VC space.
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.
Sophie Liao, Founder and Partner at Oyster Ventures, sat down with Denis Chen, Fund Manager at Big Red Ventures, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in FinTech.
An Interview with Bob Adelson, Managing Partner of Osage Venture Partners & Osage University Partners
The path to venture capital is not always direct. Bob Adelson, the founder of Osage Venture Partners, began his career as a Corporate Lawyer in Philadelphia and paved his own unique career path to venture.
Lizzy Goldman, VC Investor at Samsung Next, sat down with Adam Lieblich, Fund Manager at BRV, to discuss her VC experience in Israel.
Zach Leach, an Investment Associate at Catalyst Health Ventures and former BRV Fund Manager, discusses MedTech investing
Jeremy Harper, Director of Investment at Entrepreneurship Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), discusses the elements of starting a successful startup and his path to venture capital.
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.
BRV Fund Manager, Micaela Lucero, had the opportunity to interview Thomas Stephenson, a founder and Managing General Partner of Verge Fund, a VC fund focused on technology development startups in New Mexico. With over 23 years of experience, Stephenson is the longest-tenured venture capitalist in New Mexico.
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.
Check out our interview with Eric Young, Co-Founder of Canaan Partners. Also a Cornell Alumnus, Eric sat down with BRV Fund Managers, Aakash Saraiya, Allison Latham, and Zach Leach, to discuss his experiences in VC.
In 2019, Brandon Shih & Isaac Branaum shared their unique perspectives as Associates at BRV.