Purple Arch Ventures Team

Smart, Simple Venture Portfolios with Community

Meet Your Purple Arch Team

These are your classmates and other members of our community who wake up every day on your behalf
to assemble a great venture portfolio and provide exceptional client services to our investors.

Notable Deals:
BlockFi
Heaven's Door

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David Beazley
Managing Partner
Notable Deals:
Axiom Space
TheRecount

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Erik Hammer
Principal
Notable Deals:
Willow

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Jasmi Shah
Principal

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Ayla Langer
Investor Relations Manager

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Jenna Beshara
Senior Investor Relations Manager

Venture Advisors

Notable Deals:
Relayr
Exicure

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Wayne Moore
Venture Advisor

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Sivan Barnea
Venture Advisor

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Kurt Johnson
Venture Consultant

Investment Committee

Classmates and fellow investors who help create your venture portfolio


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Andrew Balbirer
Investment Committee

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Rex Burgdorfer
Investment Committee

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Mellie Chow
Investment Committee

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Bhaskar Deka
Investment Committee

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Meena Elliott
Investment Committee

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Robert Hackl
Investment Committee

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Virl Hill
Investment Committee

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Ella Hood
Investment Committee

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Shiraz Gupta Kotte
Investment Committee

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Vijay Kotte
Investment Committee

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John Lund
Investment Committee

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Louis Merriam
Investment Committee

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Dr. Clinton Purtell
Investment Committee

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David Qu
Investment Committee

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Craig Sampson
Investment Committee

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Priya Sajja
Investment Committee

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Chris Spiering
Investment Committee

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Eric Thomas
Investment Committee

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Kat Van Fossen
Investment Committee

Venture Fellows

Select group of young Northwestern alums participating in our Venture Fellow Program


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Sanjeet Das
Venture Consultant

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Nick Giometti
Venture Fellow

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Marco Giovannini
Venture Fellow

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Jenifer Liu
Venture Fellow

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Nikodem Pancewicz
Venture Fellow

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Nishant Patel
Venture Fellow

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Aaron Smith
Venture Fellow

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Avi Vaid
Venture Fellow

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Xiao Zhang
Venture Fellow