Earlier today Techstars announced that we closed a $150M venture fund. It serves primarily as a co-investor for the Techstars portfolio, our alumni, and our mentors’ startups. It’s a new resource for the Techstars ecosystem, injecting additional capital to great companies.
This announcement is exciting for me personally because I’ve been named a Partner in that fund. I’ve been with Techstars since 2009 and have run 8 programs with over 90 companies in my portfolio. From Boulder to NYC to Cloud in Texas, it’s been a great journey with amazing entrepreneurs who have educated and inspired me every step. Techstars has been a labor of love and I feel grateful daily for the faith and belief that Techstars continues to place in me. People like David Cohen, Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre, Mark Solon have taken chances on me, supported me, and believed in me every step. For that I am eternally grateful to be given this opportunity, and all those leading up to this.
Now I can take all that I’ve learned to the next level. I get to work more closely with entrepreneurs, deploy more capital resources to them, and do it alongside some of my favorite people: Mark Solon, David Cohen, Ari Newman, and Jason Seats. I’m thrilled to be able to put that same love, support, and belief into great entrepreneurs.
Wish me luck as I embark on this new journey!