Ashley Brindamour AVG Blog August 4, 2021

Meet the July 2021 Cohort of Venture Fellows

The Venture Fellow Program is a one-of-a-kind career accelerator and educational experience



Meet the July 2021 Cohort of Venture Fellows

August 4, 2021 | Ashley Brindamour

Alumni Ventures Venture Fellow Program is a one-of-a-kind career accelerator and educational experience that offers individuals the best on-ramp to a career in VC. This 12-month long remote program strives to provide numerous benefits and valuable learning experiences for those who want to learn more about VC, build their network, and/or transition to a career in VC. Since its inception, ~375 Fellows have completed the program, and ~40% work in VC, entrepreneurship, or a related industry.

Alumni Ventures recently welcomed one of the most diverse groups of ~80 young professionals into the program.

  • 84% identify as being from a commonly underrepresented group in VC (i.e., not male, underrepresented race/ethnicity, or both) 
  • 71% come from a traditionally underrepresented race/ethnicity
  • 52% are women (the first time we have had more than 50% women in a cohort) 

This new cohort will assist AV’s Alumni Funds and Total Access Fund. We are thrilled to welcome them to the team and look forward to their support and growth over the next 12 months. Check out the team pages linked below to learn more about the fellows’ various backgrounds, experiences, schools, and industries.

 

            

 Sweta Sukhadia                     Lael Chappell

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting 116 Street Ventures. 

 

Bascom Ventures

                  

 Brian Dunnum                 Cecilia Rogers                  Garrett Rhodes

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Bascom Ventures. 

 

                             

   Julia Tofan                    Preeti Adhikary             Isabella Teng            Jose Carlos De las Fuentes

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Blue Ivy Ventures. 

 

              

Michael Nagle                  Ben Barclay                     Tyler Tamasi

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Castor Ventures. 

 

                     

Rajan Merchant             Tamara Snow                Jeremy Fedus                   David Shih

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Chestnut Street Ventures. 

 

                 

   Macy Huang              Mario Gutierrez             Filip Valica                     Shell Zhang

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Congress Avenue Ventures. 

 

                 

Morgan Sorbaro             Sam Runkle                 Tiantian Zhang             Ashley Barard

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Green D Ventures. 

 

                    

Aarthee Janar                Paul Nakazato               Laura Stigliano               Jiyoung Yoon

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Lakeshore Ventures. 

 

                     

Laura Loughran                Nancy Wu                    Solomon Abiola            Kathleen Cordrey

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Nassau Street Ventures. 

 

                     

Atindra Garigipati              Lisa Dong                     Jessica Jung                   Josh Weiner

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Purple Arch Ventures. 

 

              

    Nitin Bajaj                    Amanda Gibbens          Drew Riethman

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Ring Ventures. 

 

                    

Ebony Carroll                Tyler L. Woods              Songze (Victor) Li            Elijah Zenger

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Spike Ventures. 

 

                      

Tanatswa Mapondera      Anaïs Sidhu                   Sakshi Madan              Matthew Shintaku

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Strawberry Creek Ventures. 

 

                         

  Denis Brusnikin              Evelyn Jiang                 Edward Hannush       Abhishek Balakrishnan 

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Towerview Ventures. 

 

                      

    Azi Akpan                   Vanessa Di Frances        Joshua Fajiram             Celestine Ouyang

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Triphammer Ventures. 

 

                   

  Hala Haddad                    Marisol Im                     Myron Lam                    Bridget Duru

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Waterman Ventures. 

 

                    

Brice Shirimbere           Neilda Pacquing               Jack Welsh                Raymond Wong

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting Westwood Ventures. 

 

                  

Holly Christensen       Taneka Lawrence      Donna Taraborelli         Tobias Egle

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting The Yard Ventures. 

 

                         

Jash Mathuria              Anna VanEgmond      Malachi J. Nelson            Gina Nieh                       

                    

Alejandro Herebia     Kenyatta Chambers        Sheriff Taiwo              Michael Paschke          

 

    

Aneri Pradhan             Jennifer Cattaui

Click here to learn more about the fellows supporting our Total Access Fund.

 


The Venture Fellow Program hosts two cohorts per year, one in January and one in July. For more information on the application process and deadlines, Click here.



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