Friends of Fitz

“Friends of Fitz” are Princetonians who are leaders in startups, technology, investing, academia and/or venture capital. Our Friends of Fitz may from time to time refer deals to Fitz Gate and/or lend their industry expertise to the fund’s principals and portfolio company founders

PRINCETON FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION:

Tim Buschman, Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Mung Chiang, Professor of Electrical Engineering. Chair, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Director, Program in Technology and Society

Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and the founding director of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy; previously, Deputy US Chief Technology Officer; Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission; member of National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Philip Hammarskjold ’87, Trustee, Princeton University; Chief Executive Officer of Hellman & Friedman (Private equity fund investing its 7th fund with $9 billion in committed capital)

Shahram Hejazi, Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship; Venture Partner at BioAdvance; Founder/CEO of Optimeos Life Sciences, a company based on nanoparticle technology licensed from Princeton; serial entrepreneur

Andrew Houck, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Yibin Kang, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology

Kef Kasdin ‘85, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Executive in Residence, Princeton University; previously General Partner at Battelle Ventures

Doris Lee Sohmen-Pao ’93, Trustee, Princeton University; executive vice president at Yale-NUS College in Singapore

Lynn Loo, Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

David MacMillan, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry; Formerly Department Chair

Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

Tom Muir, Chair of Chemistry Department; Van Zandt Williams, Jr. Class of ‘65 Professor of Chemistry and Associated Faculty in Molecular Biology

Warren B. Powell, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Director, Program in Engineering and Management SystemsFounder of CASTLE Laboratory and Princeton Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis (PENSA).

Paul Prucnal, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Josh Rabinowitz, Professor of Chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Director, Graduate Program in Quantitative and Computational Biology

Jen Rexford ’91, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Professor in Engineering

Don Seitz ’79, Head of Alumni Engagement at Princeton Entrepreneurship Council; CEO of Inkubate, a data technology company in the natural language processing space

Tom Shenk, Professor in the Life Sciences in the Department of Molecular Biology, Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy

Jim Shinn, ’73 and ’01, CEO, Predata, and Visiting Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dan Steingart, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Ali Yazdani, Class of 1909 Professor of PhysicsDirector, Princeton Center for Complex Materials

Ed Zschau ‘61, Lecturer and Ret. Professor of High Tech Entrepreneurship; former US Congressman, Venture Capitalist and serial CEO/board member of several tech companies

ALUMNI ENTREPRENEURS AND STARTUP MANAGEMENT:

Camilo Acosta ’07, Co-founder and CEO Pay By Group; previously, co-President Root Orange

Randy Altschuler ‘93, CEO of Nextline Manufacturing; previously Co-founder and Chairman of Cloud Blue Technologies, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Office Tiger

Jason Aramburu ’07, Founder and CEO of Edyn. Forbes’ 30 under 30

Matt Blumberg ’92, Chairman & CEO of Return Path and founder and Co-Chair of Path Forward; previously, MovieFone, General Atlantic Partners, and Mercer Management Consulting

Andrew Boer ’93, Founder and President of Movable Media; previously, TRUSTe; CEO of Accept.com (acquired by Amazon); founder of Associated Content (acquired by Yahoo)

Scott Britton ’10, Co-Founder of Troops; previously, business development at SinglePlatform which sold to Constant Contact for $100m; member Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017

David Brodess ’84, Founder & CEO at Beverly Hills Fitness & DTC Retail; Serial entrepreneur in digital consumer goods marketing; launched, built and exited companies in Asia, Europe & the US

Robbie Cape ’93, Co-founder and CEO of 98point6; previously, Co-founder and CEO of Cozi (acquired by Time Inc.)

Michael Carvin ’04, CEO and Co-Founder of SmartAsset (Fitz Gate Ventures portfolio company)

Andrew Choi ’14, Co-founder and CTO, Predata

Ben Cogan ’12, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hubble Contacts

Matt Crowley ’97, CEO of Vesper Technologies; previously, VP & Founder of Sand 9; Director of Technology Development and Investments at Boston University

Jamie Davidson ’06, VP of Product at Looker; previously, Partner at Redpoint Ventures; previously, YouTube, Google, Kleiner Perkins, HotelTonight

Karen Drexler ’81, CEO of Sandstone Diagnostics; previously CEO and founder of Amira Medical, acquired by Roche Diagnostics; Founding member of Astia Angels; Keller Center advisory council member

Rory Eakin’01, Co-Founder and COO of CircleUp

Aron Ezra ’99, CEO at OfferCraft; previously, CEO of MacroView Labs

Anthony Faulise ’86, VP Product at Patch.com; previously GM at Publishers Clearing House Play&Win; VP Product at SnackableMedia; Founder of SmartRenter; Co-Founder of ReactiveSearch

Tim Gardner ’95, Founder/CEO of Riffyn. Previously VP R&D Amyris, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, and advisor to the EU Scientific Committees

Shreyas Garg ’19, Co-President of Princeton Entrepreneurship Club

Andrew Geant ’05, Co-founder/CEO of WyzAnt

Josh Glantz ‘90, SVP at Mobiquity Networks; previously, MDotLabs; Progress Partners; Publishers Clearing House; ideel; ePrize

Ethan Lauf Goldstein, ’12 Founder of an early-stage predictive analytics startup; previously, Structured Credit at Deutsche Bank

Alex Gounares ’93, Founder and CEO of Polyverse Corp.; previously, CEO of Concurix Corp., Chief Technology Officer of AOL, and Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Online Services

Sean Greene ’86, Founder/CEO of Away.com (sold to Orbitz); Managing Director at Siguler Guff, a $10B PE fund; formerly Associate Adminstrator for Investment, Special Advisor for Innovation at US SBA; Entrepreneur in Residence at Revolution/Case Foundation; C0-founder of Rock Creek Ventures and LaunchBox Digital

Anita Gupta, ’08, Head of Product Management at Genos; previously: athenahealth. MBA, Harvard Business School

Christina Huang ’18, Co-President of Princeton Entrepreneurship Club; Venture Fellow at Rough Draft Ventures

Tim Hwang ’14, Founder/CEO FiscalNote. WEF Technology Pioneer

Jeremy Johnson ’06, Co-founder and CEO of Andela (backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Google Ventures and Spark Capital); formerly founder 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU); Inc 30 under 30; Forbes 30 under 30, Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business

Samhita Karnati ’18, Co-President of Princeton Entrepreneurship Club; Incoming data engineer at Handshake

Dennis Keller ’63, Former Trustee, Princeton University; Co-Founder and Retired CEO of DeVry Education Group; founder of the Keller Center at Princeton (entrepreneurship and innovation in engineering education); Trustee, University of Chicago; Co-Chair, Princeton’s School of Engineering Leadership Council

Shawn Kung ’99, VP Accelerator at Micron Technology; Founding Partner of LucidCloud Advisors; Founding Product Chief at Aster Data ($300M exit); previously NetApp, Oracle, Ariba (SAP)

Frank Langston ’06, President/COO/Founder of Pay By Group; previously, co-President GeoSkipper and Root Orange

Aaron (Wai-Fun) Lee ’00 (PhD in Computer Science), Founder, Builder, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor; previously Co-founder of Redbeacon, CTO of The Home Depot, Tech lead of Google Video and YouTube monetization team

Dan Levin ’86, President and Chief Operating Officer of Box (NYSE: BOX); previously, Intuit, ReplayTV

Justin Liang ’02, Director, Compliance and Risk, LendingClub; previously, fintech advisor (payments, lending, cryptocurrencies, blockchain) at Promontory Financial Group

Julia Macalaster ’12, Head of Strategy and Growth at Def Method; Head of Strategy at Dependable; COO & Co-Founder of PreeLine 

Charlie Marsh ‘15, Khan Academy; formerly Microsoft

Austin Merritt ’04, Co-Founder & COO of Software Advice (acquired by Gartner)

Robert J. Moore ’06, Co-Founder and Chairman, Stitch; Head of Business Intelligence, Magento Commerce; President, Philly Startup Leaders; formerly, Co-Founder and CEO, RJMetrics (acquired by Magento Commerce), Insight Venture Partners

Vaidhy Murti ’15, Co-Founder and CEO of Friendsy

Meg Nakaumura ’05, Co-Founder of Shift Payments, Investment Partner at Hard Yaka, Co-Founder of 3taps

Chris Olofson ’92, Founder and CEO of IQ7; previously, President, COO and Director of EPIQ Systems (NASDAQ: EPIQ)

Sev Onyshkevych ’83, CMO of ELEKS and FieldView; COO of WineNabber.com; serial entrepreneur and angel investor

Doug Pagan ‘93, CFO at Paratek Pharmaceuticals, a pre-commercial, publicly traded biotech company

Sabrina Parsons ‘96, CEO of Palo Alto Software

Megan Partridge ’14, Founder of Deià; formerly President of Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Alexander Pease ’12, Co-Founder & Head of Product of Nomad Health; previously, Union Square Ventures

Michael Pinsky ’15, Baseball Operations Associate at New York Yankees; previously, Co-Founder & COO of Friendsy, Founder of Pinsky Baseball Analytics, Founder of Home Runs for Harlem

Dan Porter ’88, Founder & CEO of Overtime (Fitz Gate Ventures portfolio company); previously, Head of Digital at William Morris/Endeavor/IMG; GM of Zynga; CEO and Founder of OMGPOP; SVP of Corp Dev at Virgin USA; President of TicketWeb; President of Teach for America

Leland Putterman ‘82, Founder/Board Member of Centro, Trivie, LabAnswer; previously CEO of Acorn Systems, VP WW Marketing at BMC Software, Sales Executive at Oracle

Genevieve Ryan ’11, Founder of Real World Playbook; previously, strategic partnerships at Goldman Sachs

Roselle Safran ’99, Entrepreneur in Residence at Antecedent Ventures; Co-founder of Uplevel Security

Willard Simmons, Ph.D., *05, Co-Founder and CTO DataXu

Collin Stedman ’15, Head of Platform, Predata

Ashok Subramanian ’97, Co-founder and CEO of Liazon, acquired by Towers Watson

Steve Taber ’70, founder & CEO of the Princeton Energy Group, Nordic Windpower, and several other startups. Leader in the development of public policy for energy use

Rob Thomas ’75, Co-Founder of Latitude Connect; previously, Founder of Serengeti Law (acquired by Thomson Reuters)

Phillip Thune ’92, CEO of Textbroker, previously, HireMeNow.com; MIVA; Broadcasting Partners

Gregory Ugwi ’08, Co-Founder at Thinknum

Ken Umezaki ’86, President of Digital Daruma; co-founder of Five To One Media; co-founder of Dot Blockchain Music Project; formerly, Global Head of Fixed Income Business Strategy at Lehman

Duncan Van Dusen ’92, Founding Executive Director, CATCH Global Foundation; previously Co-Founder & CEO, Tango Health and SVP Sales & Marketing, Works (acquired by Bank of America)

Richard Vermillion ‘95, CEO of Fulcrum Analytics

Jack Weiss ’86, Co-Founder of BlueLine Grid, Inc.; previously, member of the Los Angeles City Council and Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles

Stephen Wendell ’06, Managing Principal of Mountain Shore Properties, LLC; COO & Co-Founder of Reality Sports Online, Inc.; angel investor in several start-ups including Halo Top Ice Cream & Victus Sports (acquired by Marucci Sports)

Kevin Woo ’99, Advisor/investor; previously, SVP at Merkle, Co-Founder of Pointmarc (acquired by Merkle), Microsoft, aQuantive, Saatchi & Saatchi

Michael Yaroshefsky ’12, Founder & CEO of RocketVisor; previously Insight Venture Partners

Justin Zhen ’10, Co-Founder at Thinknum; Board Member at FASB Taxonomy Advisory Group

Raymond Zhong ’15, Head of Product at Predata; previously AngelList, Dorm Room Fund

Justin Ziegler ’16, Chief of Staff at Andela

ALUMNI VENTURE CAPITALISTS AND FUND MANAGERS:

Brian Ascher ’89, Partner at Venrock; Forbes’ Midas List of top VCs

Dan Babich ’02, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Hayman Capital Management; previously Physics PhD from Harvard and post-doctoral fellow at Caltech

Ramsey Battin ’93, Partner Eastside Partners; previously, Partner Southeastern Technology Fund and Director at Arcapita Ventures

Graham Brooks ’98, Partner .406 Ventures

Sumir Chadha ‘93, Co-founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital Partners; previously, Sequoia Capital India and Goldman, Sachs

Frank Chang ’98, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Flying Fish Partners. Previously, Director of Amazon affiliate marketing program, Vice President at Audible.com(Amazon), Group Program Manager at Microsoft

Kate Delhagen ’84, Oregon Sports Angels, TiE Angels Oregon; previously: Nike, Forrester Research, Lucy Activewear, Starwave, Rodale Press

Thanasis Delistathis ’93, Managing Partner at Proof.VC; previously, Managing Partner at New Atlantic Ventures

John Diekman ’65, Founding Partner, 5am Ventures; Charter Trustee, Princeton University

Phil Dur ‘95, Partner at PeakSpan Capital; previously, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners

Ash Egan ’14, Principal, Converge Ventures Partners

Ron Gonen ’98, Principal, Clarity Capital; previously Emet Advisors and Princeton University Investment Company

Charles Goodwin ’93, Bridgewater Associates; previously, IBM; co-founder of Princeton Entrepreneurship Network

Andrew Grapkowski ’95, Partner and Managing Director at Altpoint Ventures, an investment firm dedicated to supporting outstanding entrepreneurs in building disruptive businesses

Fabrice Grinda ‘96, Co-Founder of Beepi, OLX, Zingy and Aucland; investor in 150 startups with over $300mm in exits; www.fabricegrinda.com

Wayne Hu ’06, Principal at SignalFire; previously, YouTube, Google, Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer

Rishi Jaitly ’04, CEO, Times Global; formerly, VP at Twitter; Director at Google; Trustee, Princeton University (2004-2008), Member, Princeton University Technology Advisory Council (2008-Present)

Tripp Jones ‘03, General Partner at August Capital

Addie Lerner ’11, Principal at General Catalyst; formerly at General Atlantic and Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing

Andy Lerner ’87, Managing Partner of IA Capital Group (venture and growth capital)

Melinda Lewison ’94, Managing Director at Bezos Expeditions

Jon Ma ’15, Investor at SignalFire; previously, Investor at Insight Venture Partners

Fadzi Makanda ’07, iHeartMedia Ventures (Clear Channel Media); formerly, Head of International Content Acquisition at iROKOtv

Paul Martino *97 (Computer Science), Managing Partner of Bullpen Capital; previously, founder of Ahpah Software; Tribe, and Aggregate Knowledge; current board member of FanDuel

Barbara J. Moore ’81, New York Angels, HBS Alumni Angels; previously, SEI Investments, Credit Suisse, Bain and Goldman Sachs

Amit Mukherjee ’10, Principal at NEA, largest venture fund in the world with $17 billion AUM; Forbes 30 under 30 in Venture Capital

Jason Pariso ’99, Director of University of Chicago Innovation Fund, Chicago Innovation Exchange

Alex Pessala ’09, Principal Middleland Capital; Forbes 30 under 30 in Venture Capital

Joelle Rauh ’02, Co-Director of Princeton Alumni Angels

Gordon Ritter ‘86, General Partner at Emergence Capital; Forbes’ Midas List of top VCs

Jeff Shaw ‘86, Co-Founder and General Partner of TPG Capital; Board of Directors of America West Airlines, Del Monte Foods, Ryan Air, Ducati S.p.A., Allied Waste Industries and others; formerly Goldman, Sachs

Bart Stephens ’97, Founder/Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital; previously Managing Partner of Stephens Investment Management; EVP of Venture Capital for Ivanhoe Capital Corporation; founding investor and Head of Corp Dev at Oncology.com; and management roles at E*TRADE

Nikhil Basu Trivedi ’11, Principal of Shasta Ventures; Forbes 30 under 30 in Venture Capital (2015); Advisor to Thiel Fellowship’s 20 under 20; formerly, co-founder of Artsy; Insight Venture Partners

Michael Weiksner ’95, General Partner of Rostrum Capital; previously Founder and Chairman of e-thePeople; co-founder and CEO of “Endless TV” and “Tip or Skip”; consultant at Oliver Wyman

Cack (Ferrell) Wilhelm ’06, Partner at Accomplice VC; previously Principal at Scale Venture Partners; previously: Cloudera, Oracle, Nike

Richard C. Woodbridge ’65, Member Delaware Crossing Investor Group; former Mayor of Princeton Township; Patent and Trademark attorney with Fox Rothschild. LLP

 ALUMNI WITH PRODUCT/STRATEGY EXPERTISE:

Marilyn Agbeko ’06, Senior Product Manager at the Advisory Board Company

Mayra Ceja ‘03, President, Princeton Entrepreneurs Network

Lynda Clarizio ’82, President, US Media at Nielsen; Member of Leadership Council at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University; formerly, President at Advertising.com, EVP at AppNexus, EVP at AOL.com

Jeffrey C. Demmin ’84, Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Lead Scientist consulting to DARPA; previous experience in high-tech M&A, IP portfolio management, engineering, and marketing, including at Tessera, Seagate, and Textron

Catherine Dennig ‘15, Facebook Product Manager; Member of Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee; former President of Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Pierre duPont ‘82, Partner at HPM Partners LLC; several startups and hedge funds

Alan Erera ’93, Professor and Associate Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech; and Research Affiliate, GT Supply Chain and Logistics Institute

Stuart Essig ’83, Chairman of the Board of Integra Life Sciences; Chairman of the Board of Breg, Inc.; Venture Partner at Wellington Partners; Managing Director of Prettybrook Partners

Richard Freling ’16, AngelList

Andrew Golding ’82, Senior Research Scientist at Google; previously, Lycos and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs

Irfan Kamal ‘86, Vice President of Marketing at Aspiration; previously, Executive VP of Data, Social and Strategy at Ogilvy & Mather

Jiro E. Kondo ’01, Professor at McGill University; Previously on faculty at Northwestern (Kellogg); Kellogg Core Professor of the Year; McGill Desautels Professor of the Year Finalist; Developing Venture Capital and Startup Financing curriculum at McGill

Michael Kratsios ’08, Deputy Chief Technology Officer at The White House; formerly, Chief of Staff, Thiel Capital

Chris Loh ’86, Business Development and Product Marketing executive at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including Samsung, SanDisk, RioPort, Diamond Multimedia and Conner Peripherals

Michelle Moon ’99, Global IP Support Operations Lead at Facebook, Co-Director/Founder of Princeton Alumni Angels; Member of Princeton University Alumni Council Executive Committee; Co-President of Princeton Club of Northern California

Christopher Nam ’01, Managing Director and Head of Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking for North America at Mizuho Bank

Ron Orsini ‘86, Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s strategy and performance improvement practices; previously Bain, Reliant Energy, Compaq/HP

Mitch Petersen ’86, Glen E. Vasel Professor of Finance & Director of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; former Chair of Finance Department

William Scheinman ’14, Shea & Company; OurCrowd

Amy Solomon ’14,  Associate Producer of Silicon Valley on HBO

Bob Solomon ’82, Founder Software Platform Consulting; previously President, ServiceChannel; SVP Ariba Network

Ed Zschau ‘86, Principal of Inductus Associates (retained executive search); previously, Citysearch, Netzip, Bain, Booz Allen

The Fund will continue to add Friends of Fitz during its term