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Our Unique Strategic Network

Our “Friends of Fitz” are exceptional leaders who are startup founders, venture capitalists, professors, senior executives and subject matter experts.

This community of informal advisors often shares information, deal flow, insights, opportunities, and customer and/or venture capital introductions with our firm, our portfolio companies and each other. Fitz Gate may also recruit our “Friends of Fitz” from time to time to serve as board members or advisors to our portfolio companies.

Rob Schoelkopf

Founder & CEO, Quantum Circuits

“We were thrilled to have Fitz Gate Ventures invest as our first and only institutional investor, and they were invaluable in helping us to raise our Series A. We definitely would not be where we are today without Fitz Gate and their Friends of Fitz network.”

Delivering Powerful Results

Michael Carvin

Founder & CEO, SmartAsset

“I made room in the round for Fitz Gate Ventures because I loved the value proposition. Almost immediately, Fitz Gate’s ‘Friends of Fitz’ added real value.”

Faculty & Administration

David Alexander, OBE, Rice University, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Rice Space Institute

Craig Arnold, Princeton University Vice Dean for Innovation, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of Princeton Institute of Materials

Jose Avalos, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University

Gang Bao, Department Chair & Foyt Family Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University; Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science & NanoEngineering; CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Brad Burke, Managing Director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University, and Board Chair, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (a consortium of 300 university entrepreneurship programs).

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

Sumir Chadha, Trustee, Princeton University; Co-founder and Managing Director of WestBridge Capital Partners; previously, Sequoia Capital India and Goldman Sachs

Minjie Chen, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University

Paul Cherukuri, Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Innovation at Rice University; Associate Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jennifer Daniels,  President, Alumni Association of Princeton University and Chair, Princeton University Alumni Council

Al Danto, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University

Mohamed Abou Donia, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University

Ed Felten, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Offchain Labs; previously 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

Naomi Halas, University Professor and Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University; Director, Smalley-Curl Institute at Rice University; Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University

Yael Hochberg, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Rice University, Academic Director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Research Affiliate with MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research

Shahram Hejazi, Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Princeton University; Managing Director and CEO if BioAdvance; Founder/CEO of Optimeos Life Sciences, a company based on nanoparticle technology licensed from Princeton

Andrew Houck, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University & Fellow in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science

Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University

Evangeline “Eva” Kubu, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Student Professional Development, Princeton University Graduate School

Sanj Kulkarni, Professor of Electrical Engineering and ORFE at Princeton University; previously, Dean of the Faculty at Princeton; Dean of the Princeton Graduate School; Director of Princeton’s Keller Center for Entrepreneurship

Doris Lee Sohmen-Pao, CEO Human Capital Leadership Institute; previously founding leader at Yale-NUS College in Singapore; Board of Trustees Princeton University

Lynn Loo, CEO, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonization; Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University

Sir David MacMillan, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University; Formerly Department Chair; Nobel Prize winner

Anne-Marie Maman, Executive Director of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council; previously medical technology entrepreneur including founding president and CEO of LumenVu

Margaret Martonosi, H. T. Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, National Science Foundation Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering; previously, Director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education

Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Founder and Lab Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University

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

Hesam Panahi, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs at the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rice University, and Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Jones Graduate School of Business

Brian Patterson, Trustee at Rice University; Co-Founder of White-Star Real Estate

Warren B. Powell, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Optimal Dynamics; Professor Emeritus of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University; previously, founder of CASTLE Laboratory and Princeton Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis (PENSA)

Rod Priestley, Dean Princeton University Graduate School and Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Paul Prucnal, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University

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

Barry P. Rand, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University

Jen Rexford, Provost, Princeton University; previously, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Professor in Engineering at Princeton University

Frank Rimalovski, Founder & Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and Managing Director of NYU Innovation Venture Fund

John Ritter, Director, Office of Technology Licensing at Princeton University

Christian Schreib, Assistant Research Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University

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

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

Dan Steingart, Professor of Chemical Metallurgy in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University

Adrian Tromel, AVP Strategy and Investments at Rice University; Foreign Trade Advisor to Luxembourg; Chief Growth Officer at Hamiton Health Box

Omid Veiseh, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, and Director of the Rice University Biotechnology Launch Pad

Naveen Verma, Director of the Princeton Keller Center and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Associated Faculty in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Associated Faculty in the Princeton Center for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM); Co-founder Encharge AI

Tony Williams, Associate Director, Office of Technology Licensing at Princeton University; previously early stage venture capital investor at Imperial Innovations

Ali Yazdani, Class of 1909 Professor of Physics at Princeton University; Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials

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

Founders & Startup Management

Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry; previously Co-founder and Chairman of Cloud Blue Technologies, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Office Tiger

Chas Ballew, Founder and CEO of Conveyor; previously, Co-founder and CEO of Aptible

Genevieve Ryan Bellaire, Founder and CEO of Real World Playbook; previously, strategic partnerships at Goldman Sachs

Galyn (Gasparovic) Bernard, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of; previously management team at Quidsi (acquired by Amazon), Kraft Foods and The Walt Disney Company

Rob Biederman, Co-Founder and Chairman of Catalant Technologies; previously private equity investor at Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs

Matt Blumberg, Co-founder & CEO of Bolster, Co-founder of Million Meal Project and founder and Co-Chair of Path Forward; previously, MovieFone, General Atlantic Partners, and Mercer Management Consulting

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

Kathryn Bowsher, Co-founder Pocket Naloxone, Founder and Managing Director Act One Healthcare, previously CEO PurThread Technologies, Act One Marketing, Somnus Medical, Baxter International, Goldman Sachs

Steven Brill, Co-CEO of Newsguard Technologies and Adjunct Professor at Yale Law School; previously, Founder of Journalism Online (sold to RR Donnelley), Founder and CEO Court TV, Founder and CEO The American Lawyer

Scott Britton, Co-Founder of Troops (acquired by Salesforce); previously, business development at SinglePlatform (acquired by Constant Contact); Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017

David Brodess, 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, CEO and Co-founder of Mt Joy; previously, Co-founder and CEO of 98point6; previously, Co-founder and CEO of Cozi (acquired by Time Inc.)

Michael Carvin, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartasset; EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner

Jason Chen, Neurosurgery Resident, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School; previously Co-Founder, Verge Genomics

Josh Chen, Platform lead at Opal; previously Co-founder of Basis

Andrew Choi, Consultant at Aperiam Bio; Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists; previously, Co-founder and Chief Architect, Predata; Fellow at Schmidt Futures

James Citron, CEO of Pledge; previously, Co-Founder & CEO of Mogreet, President of Outspoken

Ben Cogan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hubble Contacts and Co-founder of Agora

Daniel Cotlar, CMO of (acquired by Home Depot); VC and PE Investor/Advisor/Director

Matt Crowley, CEO of Vesper Technologies (sold to Qualcomm); previously, VP & Founder of Sand 9; Director of Technology Development and Investments at Boston University

Greg Cullison, CEO of QWERX; Advisory Board Member at InfoSci; previously, Chief Operating Officer at Big Sky Associates; Founder & CEO at ProVerity (acquired); Advisory Board Member at InfoSci; angel investor, Bricata

Jess Brondo Davidoff, CEO of Cove and Managing Partner at Easton Rae; previously, Founder & CEO of The Edge (acquired) and Admittedly (acquired)

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

Diane deCordova, Co-Founder and COO Parsec Media, Founder and COO at Adelaide; previously Google, Next New Networks, Yahoo!, Reflect (P&G), Excite@Home, Morgan Stanley

Catherine Dennig, Co-founder and CEO, Fursure, previously Facebook Product Manager; Member of Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee

Eric Denovitzer, Co-founder of web3 Stealth startup; previously, Founder and Managing Partner at Lydian Capital; Entrepreneur in Residence and Investor at FJ Labs; Lead Data Scientist at Palantir

Karen Drexler, Board member ResMed (NYSE:RMD), Outset Medical (NASDAQ: OM), Tivic Health (NASDAQ: TIVC), EBR Systems (ASX:EBR) and several private companies; Founding member of Astia Angels

Rory Eakin, Co-Founder and COO of CircleUp; previously Investment Director at Humanity United; BCG

Josh Epstein, Chief Business Officer for Likewise, launched by Bill Gates; former aQuantive (sold to Microsoft), Viacom Head of Corporate Strategy, First Look Media Chief Business Officer and Periodic founder/CEO

Richard Freling,  Co-Founder and CTO, CommandBar; Co-Founder, codePos; previously, Product/Strategy at Basis; Investor, AngelList

Tim Gardner, Head of Digital Solutions, Cytiva; previously, Founder/CEO of Riffyn; VP R&D Amyris; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University; Advisor to the EU Scientific Committees

Andrew Geant, Co-founder/CEO of WyzAnt

Josh Glantz, COO at PE backed company in stealth mode; previously, Chief Revenue Officer at Treez Inc; Head of Business Development at Trip Advisor; CEO of SinglePlatform; SVP at Mobiquity Networks; MDotLabs; Progress Partners

Ben Golub, CEO/Exec Chair of Storj Labs; previously, CEO/Co-founder of Docker and Gluster (acquired by Red Hat)

Alex Gounares, 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, Founder/CEO of (sold to Orbitz)

David Greschler, CEO and co-founder of Nomad Go; previously, founder of Softricity (acquired by Microsoft).

Anita Gupta Modi, CEO of Peer; previously, Chief Quality and Business Transformation Officer at Science 37 (IPO); Genos (acquired by NantOmics)

John Holt, Co-Founder and Chairman of Achronix Semiconductor; Managing Partner Holt Brothers Capital Partners; previously NASA; Booz Allen Hamilton; PWC

Tim Hwang, Founder/CEO FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE)

Ben Johnson, Founder and President at Spruce

Jeremy Johnson, Co-founder and CEO of Andela; formerly Founder 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU); Inc 30 under 30; Forbes 30 under 30, Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business

Neil Kadagathur, Cofounder and CEO of Creditspring

Dennis Keller, 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

Jay Kidd, Formerly CTO and CMO at NetApp; CTO and VP Product Management at Brocade; Partner at Wing Venture Capital

Shawn Kung, Venture Partner, AV8 Ventures, Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University; previously, Founding Product Chief at Aster Data (acquired by Teradata)

Frank Langston, SVP Business Strategy at stealth biotech startup; previously, Head of Product and Concentric by Ginko Bioworks; President/COO/Founder of Pay By Group (acquired by Fevo); Co-President GeoSkipper and Root Orange

Alexandra Lebenthal, Managing Director at Rockefeller Capital Management; previously, CEO of Lebenthal Holdings, largest woman owned broker dealer in the US; President/CEO of Lebenthal & Co. (acquired by Merrill Lynch)

Aaron (Wai-Fun) Lee, Founder & CEO at; previously, CTO of The Home Depot, Co-founder of Redbeacon (acquired by Home Depot)

Jacob Lee, Co-Founder and CTO, Autocode

Dan Levin, Board member, Box; previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Box (NYSE: BOX)

Arthur Levy, Chief Strategy Officer at Brex

Justin Liang, Head of Compliance, Devices & Services, Google; previously, Chief Compliance Officer (US Payments), Uber; Director of Compliance and Risk, LendingClub

Jessica Ma, Co-founder at Remedy Health

Jon Ma,  Co-Founder and CEO,, Co-Founder Public Comps; previously VP at SignalFire; Investor at Insight Venture Partners

Liz Maida, Co-Founder and CEO, Fathom; previously Co-Founder and CEO of Uplevel Security (acquired by McAfee)

Steve Manning, Co-Founder and CPO of Frengo (acq by Buongiorno) and AdMarvel (acq by Opera Software)

Weidong Mao, Co-founder and CTO of MoreCom (acquired by Liberate)

Austin Merritt, Co-CEO, Highware; previously Co-Founder & COO of Software Advice (acquired by Gartner)

Katherine (Hays) Miller, previously, Co-Founder & CEO of Vivoom; CEO of GenArts (acquired by Boris FX); Co-Founder & COO of Massive Inc (acquired by Microsoft)

Courtney Monk, Co-Founder and COO of Schoolytics

Robert J. Moore, Co-Founder and CEO, Crossbeam; previously Co-Founder and Chairman, Stitch (acquired by Talend); Co-Founder and CEO, RJMetrics (acquired by Magento Commerce)

Joel Moxley, Managing Partner, Echelon, Venture Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures; previously, Founder Foro Energy, Rho AI (acquired by General Motors), Founder PriorSmart (Acquired by NASDAQ:RPXC), Stanford Adjunct Professor

Vaidhy Murti, Co-Founder and CEO of Wit; Co-Founder and CEO of Friendsy; Winner of 2018 Tiger Entrepreneurship Award from Princeton University

Meg Nakaumura, Co-Founder and CEO of Apto Payments; EIR at Green Visor Capital Management; Investment Partner at Hard Yaka; previously Co-Founder of 3taps

Chris Olofson, Founder and Director at Panoram; previously, President, COO and Director of EPIQ Systems (NASDAQ: EPIQ)

Sev Onyshkevych, CEO, IVV Consultants; previously CMO of ELEKS and FYIsoft; COO of

Doug Pagan, CFO/COO at Jnana Therapeutics; previously, CFO at Paratek Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PRTK); CFO at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals; CFO, KSQ Therpeutics

Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software

Megan Partridge, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, HVN; previously Founder of Deià; President of Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Zander Pease, Previously, Sr Director of Product Hyperscience; Co-Founder & Head of Product of Nomad Health; Union Square Ventures

Nick Penniman, Founder of Newsguard and Florida Center for Government Accountability; previously, SVP of Newspaper Operations for Pulitzer, Inc. and publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tim Petrella, CEO & Founder of Cartful Solutions; previously, EVP, Head of Customer Success at Marketing Evolution, Boston Consulting Group

Steven Pho, CEO and Board Member, Spruce; previously President and Board Member, Forager Group (acquired Arrive Logistics); President, Favor Delivery (acquired H-E-B); Exec Team Member, Retailmenot (IPO July 2013); Investment banker at Thomas Weisel Partners

Doug Platt, Founder and CEO of stealth startup; formerly President and Co-Founder of BlueStripe; Managing Director, Comforts of Italy, TransAtlantic Hospitality Partners; Prefer Network; The Daily Planet

Dan Porter, Co-Founder & CEO of Overtime; 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

Brooks Powell, Founder and CEO of Cheers and winner of 2017 Tiger Entrepreneurship Award from Princeton University

Colleen Poynton, Head of Product, Hugo Insurance; formerly,Vice President at Core Innovation Capital

Leland Putterman, Co-founder and Board Member of Trivie; previously, CEO of Acorn Systems, VP WW Marketing at BMC Software, Sales Executive at Oracle

Narendra Rocherolle, Partner, The Start Project; previously, CEO of Peck, Inc.; Webshots, 30 Boxes, MessageBus. Angel Investor and originator of the retweet

Indré Vengris Rockefeller, Co-Founder, Co-CEO & Creative Director of Paravel; previously at Moda Operandi, Vogue Magazine, Delpozo

Scott Rosenberg, Founder and CEO, 257; previously, SVP/GM of Roku’s platform business

Roselle Safran, CEO and Founder, KeyCaliber; previously, Entrepreneur in Residence at Lytical Ventures; Co-founder of Uplevel Security

Arielle Sandor, Global Talent at Zipline; previously co-founder and CEO of Duma Works

Tom Sanocki, Engineering Director, Roblox; previously, Social VR Engineering Manager at Facebook; CEO/Founder Limitless Ltd (acquired by Lytro); Pixar; Bungie

Robert Schoelkopf, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Quantum Circuits, Inc., Sterling Professor of Applied Physics, Yale University, and Founding Director of the Yale Quantum Institute

Jim Shinn, Co-Founder of Predata (acquired by FiscalNote); formerly, Visiting Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Science Princeton University, Assistant Secretary U.S Department of Defense, National Security Officer of CIA, and Co-Founder Dialogic

Susan Solinsky, Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Ellipsis Health; Founding LP, How Women Invest; Director Women’s Health Initiative, HITLAB; Co-Founder, Vital Score (acquired by Phreesia – IPO), The Advisory Board (IPO), The Corporate Executive Board (IPO)

Willard Simmons, VP Product, The Trade Desk; previously VP Product Management, Roku; Co-Founder and CTO DataXu

Collin Stedman, CTO, Predata (acquired by Fiscalnote); previously, Microsoft

Ashok Subramanian, Founder and CEO, Centivo; previously Co-founder and CEO of Liazon (acquired by Towers Watson)

David Sweet, CEO at Spruce; previously at Favor Delivery, Eterneva, Yum! Brands, KPMG

Steve Taber, Chairman, Gravity Power LLC, founder & CEO of the Princeton Energy Group; previously Nordic Windpower, and several other startups. Leader in the development of public policy for energy use

Rob Thomas, VP Strategic Development, Safari Law; previously, Co-Founder of Latitude Connect; Founder of Serengeti Law (acquired by Thomson Reuters)

Adam Tishman, Co President, Consumer Brands, 3Z Brands; previously, Co-Founder & CEO of Helix Sleep (acquired by Cerberus)

Gregory Ugwi, Co-Founder and CEO at Thinknum

Ken Umezaki, CEO, Verifi Media; previously 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

Richard Vermillion, CEO of Fulcrum Analytics; previously CEO, After Inc; McKinsey

Zack Weiner, Co-Founder and President, Overtime

Stephen Wendell, CEO, Mountain Shore Properties, LLC; COO & Co-Founder of Reality Sports Online, Inc.

Chris Williams, Cyber Architect at Xona Space Systems; previously, Chief Cybersecurity Architect at Leidos, Inc; Co-author of Enterprise Cybersecurity, Enterprise Cybersecurity Study Guide, and Understanding Security Issues; EDS, Booz Allen, US Army

Kevin Woo, Founder of Firebrand Analytics; previously, SVP, Catalyte, Co-Founder, The Agency Shop; SVP at Merkle; Co-Founder of Pointmarc (acquired by Merkle), Microsoft; aQuantive; Saatchi & Saatchi

Michael Yaroshefsky, Founder & CEO of Visor; previously Insight Venture Partners

David Zamarin, Founder and CEO of DetraPel (parent company of Impermea Materials, Proof+, and DetraPel Solutions). Forbes 30 under 30. Shark Tank Alum.

Alice Zhang, CEO and Co-founder of Verge Genomics; previously, systems biology researcher at the National Cancer Institute, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, and UCLA. Forbes 30 Under 30, MIT Technology Review’s Innovator Under 35, and SF Business Times’ 40 Under 40.

Raymond Zhong, Co-Founder, Canvas and Co-Founder Commonwealth; previously, Head of Product at Predata; AngelList; Dorm Room Fund

Justin Ziegler,  Co-Founder and COO of Juice; previously, Strategic Partnerships, DoubleGDP, Business ops and Chief of Staff at Andela

Venture Capitalists & Fund Managers

Camilo Acosta, General Partner at Perceptive Ventures; previously, First Round Capital (Angel Track member), AI Product at Facebook, Co-founder and CEO Pay By Group (acquired)

S. Nasir Ali, Managing Director, StartFast, Founder and CEO Upstate Venture Accelerator; Board member at Upstate Capital Association and NYS Innovation VC Fund

Jason Aramburu, Investment Director, Aramco Ventures; previously, Investor at Baidu; Founder and CEO of Edyn

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

Dan Babich, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Hayman Capital Management

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

Jordan Blashek, Co-Founder and President, America’s Frontier Fund; previously Executive in Residence in the Family Office of Eric Schmidt

Sarah (Unger) Biggs, Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Asymmetric Capital Partners; previously at Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, and Long Wharf Capital

Jay Bockhaus, Managing Partner, CORI Innovation Fund; Founding Board Member, Venture for America

Graham Brooks, Partner .406 Ventures

Ciara Burnham, Senior Advisor, Conversion Capital, Founding LP and Financial Services Advisory Board, How Women Invest; previously, Partner, QED Investors; Senior Managing Director, Evercore

Dougal Cameron, CEO and General Partner, Golden Section Ventures

Chris Chaney, Angel Investor and Founder/Managing Partner at C4+; previously, Founder of Infinite Esports & Entertainment; Forbes 30 under 30 in Sports

Frank Chang, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Flying Fish Partners; previously, Director of Amazon affiliate marketing program, Vice President at, Group Program Manager at Microsoft

Dan Ciporin, Chairman and CEO, HomePlate Acquisition Corporation; previously, General Partner at Canaan Partners; Chairman and CEO of (SHOP) and SVP of MasterCard International

Antoine Colaço, Managing Partner, Valor Capital Group; previously, Senior Director at Google

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

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

Frank Demmler, previously, Managing Director of Riverfront Ventures, VP of Entrepreneurial Services at Innovation Works, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Tepper Business School of Carnegie Mellon University; General Partner of the Pittsburgh Seed Fund

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

Greg Dooley, Engineering Partner at GV (Google Ventures); former Google engineer

Sean Dowling, Partner at Osage Venture Partners

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

Ash Egan, Founder of Archetype Ventures; previously Venture Partner at Converge Ventures Partners

Eric Engineer, Partner at S3 Ventures; CEO at Invodo; Sevin Rosen Funds; Microsoft; Trilogy

Liz Federowicz, General Counsel at Expa; formerly co-founder of Royal Road Entertainment

Blair Garrou, Managing Partner, Mercury Fund

Ron Gonen, Venture Investor, Allianz Strategic Ventures; previously Principal, Clarity Capital; Emet Advisors and Princeton University Investment Company

Charles Goodwin, Partner at Tesselar Investments and Operating Partner/COO at; previously COO at Point72 Ventures, Bridgewater Associates, IBM, co-founder of Princeton Entrepreneurship Network

Fabrice Grinda, Founding Partner, FJ Labs; Co-Founder of Beepi, OLX, Zingy and Aucland; investor in 150 startups with over $300mm in exits;

Lizzie Guynn, Partner at TTV Capital; previously at Citi Ventures

Andrew Hippert, Investment Principal w/ Techstars Sports Powered By Indy & Techstars NYC

Adam Hopkins, Co-Founder and Managing Director at NextEquity Partners; previously at Elevation Partners, Silver Lake and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

Wayne Hu, GP at SignalFire; previously, YouTube, Google, Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer, McKinsey

Phil Inagaki, Managing Director at Xora Innovation (early-stage arm of Temasek); previously Operating Partner at The Engine and CEO and Founder of Polyera

John Jaggers, Managing General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds; Rice University Trustee

Matthew Jester, Chief of Staff at TXV Partners

George Jian, VP Riverwood Capital; formerly, University Ventures; McKinsey & Company

Tripp Jones, Partner at Uncork Capital; previously General Partner at August Capital

Yadin Kaufmann, Building a Palestinian tech ecosystem (founder of Sadara Ventures, The Palestinian Internship Program, and The Palestinian Mentorship Program); previously, partner in Athena Venture Partners (first venture fund in Israel) & founder of Tmura-The Israeli Public Service Venture Fund.

Jay Karandikar, Principal, New Crop Capital

David Kerr, Managing Director at Allos Ventures; former CEO at Octiv, previously Groupon, Angie’s List and GHX

Brendon Kim, Managing Director and Global Head of Samsung Next Ventures; previously General Partner, Altos Ventures

Melody Koh, Partner & seed investor at NextView Ventures. First VP of Product at Blue Apron

Yasmine Lacaillade, Founder and Managing Partner, sinefine; previously Chief Operating Officer at Drive Capital

Addie Lerner, Founder and Managing Partner at Avid Ventures; previously Principal at General Catalyst and at General Atlantic and Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing

Andy Lerner, Managing Partner of IA Capital Group

Melinda Lewison, Managing Director at Bezos Expeditions

Paul Martino, Managing Partner of Bullpen Capital; previously, founder of Ahpha Software; Tribe, and Aggregate Knowledge

Laura Melahn, Partner at GV (Google Ventures)

Tyler Mincey, Co-founder and GP at Baukunst; Previously Partner at Bolt, product and engineering leadership at Apple, Fictive Kin, and Pearl Automation

Amit Mukherjee, Operating Partner at Village Global and Founder and Managing Partner, Chainforest; previously Partner at NEA; Forbes 30 under 30 in Venture Capital

Bill Newlin, Founder, Newlin Invest Company and chair of Meritor (NYSE: MTOR); previously, Chief Administrative Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods and co-founder of the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

Andrew Nicholson, Managing Director at Goose Capital

Jason Pariso, Seed Stage Investor and Kaufman Fellow; previously, Director of University of Chicago Innovation Fund, Chicago Innovation Exchange

Matt Perlman, Partner, IA Capital Group

Nic Poulos, Founder and General Partner at Euclid Ventures; previously, Partner at Fifth Wall and Bowery Capital

Joelle Rauh, Co-Director of Princeton Alumni Angels; Managing Director, Amity Search Partners

John (“JR”) Reale, Managing Partner at Integr8d Capital; Venture Lead for the Texas Medical Center Venture Fund

Heather Redman, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Flying Fish Partners; Board Member, PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL)

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

Dan Rubinstein, Founding Member and Operating Partner of J-Ventures; previously, VP of Business Development Omada Health, CEO/co-founder of Physera, EIR at Khosla Ventures, Product leadership at Palantir, Facebook, Google; CEO/co-founder of Reflectivity

Jeff Samberg, Managing Member, Acadia Woods Partners; previously, VP at PeopleSoft and Wily Technology, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Greylock Partners

William Scheinman, Partner, Road Capital Management; previously, Generation Invesment Management, Cota Capital; Shea & Company; OurCrowd

Anya Schiess, Co-Managing Partner, Healthcare Private Capital at JP Morgan; previously, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Healthy Ventures

Jeff Shaw, 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

Susannah Shipton, Head of Platform + Investor at AlleyCorp, previously Associate Director of Corp Dev at Artsy

Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Greycroft; previously, founder of StrongData

Steve Sloane, Partner at Menlo Ventures; Forbes 30 under 30 in Venture Capital (2018), previously at Insight Venture Partners, YC-founder 2010

Bart Stephens, 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

Jeff Terrell, Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners; previously at Pathfinder Technologies and Medtronic / Medicraft

Christian Theriault, Partner at Material Impact; Executive in Residence and I-Corps Northeast Hub Lead-Mentor & EIR, Princeton University

Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Co-Founder and General Partner Footwork; previously Partner at 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

Adriana Vitagliano, Investor at Firstminute Capital

Timothy Wang, Managing Partner at The Westly Group

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

Zev Wexler, CFO/COO, Core Innovation Capital

Cack (Ferrell) Wilhelm, GP at IVP; Previously Partner at Accomplice VC, Principal at Scale Venture Partners, Cloudera, Oracle, Nike

Daniel Yehuda, Engineering Partner at GV (Google Ventures); previously at Coord, Sidewalk Labs, Google

Industry Executives

Raoul Bhavnani, Chief Communications Officer, Betterment; formerly, Senior Managing Director of Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting

Phil Caldwell, Global Head Strategy & Technology, Parenteral Drug Delivery Solutions, Evonik Health Care

Paul A. Checchia MD FCCM FACC, Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Associate Division Chief for Cardiac Services and Business Operations in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Physician Advisor to Revenue Cycle for Inpatient Services and the Physician Liaison to Clinical Documentation Integrity for Texas Children’s Hospital.

Lynda Clarizio, Member of Leadership Council at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, General Partner and Co-founder, The 98; formerly, President, US Media at Nielsen; President at; EVP at AppNexus; EVP at

Charlie Cohen, Product Marketing Manager, Zscaler; Formerly GTM Strategy at DailyPay

Keith Daniels, Partner, Carl Marks Advisors

Adrian De Smul, Senior Director, Customer Experience and Innovation at Greystar Real Estate Partners; previously Ruggable and McKinsey & Company

Jeffrey C. Demmin, Semiconductor and Defense Project Manager, Keysight Technologies; previously, Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Lead Scientist consulting to DARPA; Tessera, Seagate, and Textron

Kevin Dowdell, Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management; previously Managing Director at Dalya Partners, HBO

Pierre duPont, Partner at HPM Partners LLC; angel investor

Alan Erera, Manhattan Associates/Dabbiere Chaired Professor and Associate Chair for Research at Georgia Tech; Research Affiliate, GT Supply Chain and Logistics Institute; previously, Partner, Adair Consulting LLC

Jeremy Glantz, Vice President Kensington Vanguard National Land Services; Glantz Real Estate Advisors, LLC; Founder of the Princeton Alumni Real Estate Network

Judson Jacobs, Managing Director of Energy Techology and Innovation at S&P Global; previously Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA); Anadarko Petroleum; Schlumberger

Rishi Jaitly, Founder of the Virginia Tech Institute for Leadership in Technology; previously, Principal Alchmy LLC, Co-Founder and CEO, Times Bridge, VP at Twitter, Director at Google, Trustee, Princeton University

Irfan Kamal, Co-Founder of Bondoo; previously, Advisor, Energy Reduction Coalition, Vice President of Marketing and Chief Sustainability Officer at Aspiration, Executive VP of Data, Social and Strategy at Ogilvy & Mather

Carolyn Katz, Board of Directors Vonage, American Tower, Nextel International; formerly Goldman Sachs & Providence Equity

Jiro E. Kondo, Professor at McGill University; Previously on faculty at Northwestern (Kellogg); Venture Capital and Startup Financing curriculum at McGill

Aaron Kornblum, Global General Counsel at BYJU’S FutureSchool; previously General Counsel at Improbable Worlds and Bungie; former Microsoft, U.S. Air Force JAG Corps

Michael Kratsios, Managing Director, Scale AI; formerly Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America; Chief of Staff, Thiel Capital

Todd Laurence, fractional VP Sales/Bus Dev for early stage startups; Adjunct Faculty at Oregon State University; previously, VP Global Sales, Avidbots; Director of Sales/Director of Business Development, Cloudera; VP Sales/VP Latin America, YottaMark; VP Sales, JDA Software; Sales, Oracle; Echelon and Tyco Electronics

Chris Loh, Partner, Taikon Advisors; previously, Business Development and Product Marketing at Samsung, SanDisk, RioPort, Diamond Multimedia and Conner Peripherals

Jamie Lowrey, Public Policy and Strategy Analyst at Ford Motor Co’s Greenfield Labs

Fadzi Makanda, Corporate Development, Google; formerly Director, iHeartMedia Ventures (Clear Channel Media); Head of International Content Acquisition at iROKOtv

Rahul Mehta, Lead Machine Learning Engineer, Theorem LP; previously, Co Founder and CTO at SimplyWise; Machine Learning & Product Development at Palantir Technologies

Todd Mitty, EIR and former CTO at LionTree; previously at Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Consulting, and founder of NetDox and InVenGen.

Michelle Moon, Head of Specialized Enforcement and Regulatory Engagement at Meta; Co-Director/Founder of Princeton Alumni Angels

Christopher Nam, Managing Director, Head of Internet Investment Banking, UBS; previously Managing Director and Head of Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking for North America at Mizuho Bank; Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nick Nicholas, formerly Co-CEO of Time Warner Inc. and board member of Bankers Trust, Boston Scientific, Time Warner Inc., Turner Broadcasting, Time Warner Cable, and Priceline.

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

Mitch Petersen, 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

Natalia Piqueira, Assistant Clinical Professor of Finance and Director of Undergraduate Business Programs at Rice University (Jones Graduate School of Business)

Tim Rollender, Director of Venture Programs at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; previously, with the New Jersey Division of Investment; career institutional investor in private and public equity asset classes

Ari Schottenstein, Principal, Protean Capital Advisors; previously, Principal, Protean Capital Management, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., Cogent Partners (Greenhill & Co.)

Amy Solomon, Producer of Silicon Valley and Barry on HBO

Bob Solomon, Founder and CEO Software Platform Consulting; previously President, ServiceChannel; SVP Ariba Network

Bob Spieth, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Studies at Vanderbilt University, Advisor with Advent International, & board member at Flexe; formerly COO at Zulily & at Qurate Retail and President at OHL (acquired by Geodis)

Yicheng ‘YC’ Sun, Design Director at IDEO, teacher of ‘Design for Healthy Behaviors’ at Stanford, startup advisor/investor

Neil Weber, President, North America, Laerdal Medical, previously Vice President of Marketing at GE Healthcare; Johnson & Johnson; Becton Dickinson; Salient Surgical (acquired by Medtronic)

Ed Zschau, Partner, Parker Remick (retained executive search); previously, principal of Inductus Associates; previously, Citysearch, Netzip, Bain, Booz Allen; coined the term “Friend of Fitz”!