30 AND UNDER: Rising stars in NY tech who find hot startup deals and manage millions of dollars
Mar 6, 2018, 00:14 IST
In the competitive field of venture capital, it isn't always easy to make it before you turn 30. To be a successful investor in early-stage companies, you have to be a savvy deal-maker, a self-starter, and keep up-to-date on technologies that could one day disrupt established markets.
We've rounded up a list of those ahead of the curve: Venture capitalists under the age of 30 who are sourcing deals and leading investments in New York's venture capital scene.
In addition to our own research, we reached out to top firms and investors in New York for nominations on noteworthy up-and-comers in the city's tech scene to come up with our final 30. Here they are:
Courtney Nelson has worked in investing at both Catalyst Investors and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments.
Zavain Dar began his career as an engineer at science non-profit Discovery Engine, which was later acquired by Twitter.
Harry O'Sullivan began his career at ff Ventures as a member of the financial acceleration team before moving into investing.
Lisa Cuesta worked in strategy and product roles at Google and Pepsicot before embarking on a career in venture capital.
At Insight Ventures, Thomas Krane sources deals for companies in the fields of cybersecurity, DevOps, infrastructure software, and education technology.
Jillian Williams focuses on early stage fintech investments at Anthemis.
AJ Malhotra joined Insight Venture Partners in 2014. He has experience working both in e-commerce and financial tech.
Jesse Beyroutey works on seed and early-stage investments in internet and SaaS companies at IA Ventures.
Alexandra Adamson oversees entrepreneurial development for Bowery Capital's portfolio companies.
Greg Rosen's interest in tech began when he started engineering iPhone games in high school.
Josef Feldman leads early-stage venture investments at Tectonic Capital.
At BoxGroup, Nimi Katragadda focuses on investments in healthcare, fintech, and various marketplaces.
Tommy Patek has invested in companies like Swift, Acorns, mParticle, IEX, Infusionsoft, and Kenshoo at Bain Capital.
While in college, Morgan Cheatham launched a retail investing app called Fello, which enables investors to create investment clubs with peers from their social networks.
Steve Anastos works on healthcare and commerce investments at Bain Capital.
Rachel Foo is actively involved in the angel investing group Gaingels, which has invested over $7M in LGBT-led companies.
Weston Reynolds leads investing efforts in healthcare at Greycroft and works with startups like Bright Health, HealthVerity, and CareSync.
Ritika Mahajan began her career as a consultant at McKinsey, then worked at NYC-based startup Maiden Home.
Jonathan Rosenbaum focuses on vertical and horizontal application software investments at Insight Venture Partners.
Chad Mitchell brought his experience working as a private equity analyst for KKR to the VC industry and now can be found working on deals for Radian Capital.
David Spiro joined Insight from Citigroup's Equity Capital Markets desk. Now he focuses on investments in high growth and mature software businesses.
Charlotte Ross left Goldman Sachs to join NEA, one of the largest venture capital firms worldwide.
At Nyca, Sumeet Singh focuses on fintech startups in financial infrastructure, digital advice, alternative credit, and advanced payment.
Vorobeychik joined Insight Venture Partners in 2010 and has been
involved with 22 standalone investments and 23 add-on acquisitions.
Anna Whiteman sources deals for Tribeca Venture Partners. She's active in New York’s female founder community and hosts a monthly networking series for consumer startup founders.
Jared Jacobs started off his investing career as a member of AEA Investor's consumer investing team.
Teddy Citrin was a product manager at Ebay before he started sourcing deals for Greycroft.
Nicole Johnson joined Forerunner Venture Capital in December 2013. She previously worked in development at SapientNitro, a brand and digital strategy consultancy.
Oivind Lorentzen began working in venture capital in 2015. He focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities in financial services technology.
Shan Aggarwal worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company before he began working with Greycroft.