The Yard Ventures Team

Smart, Simple Venture Portfolios with Community

Meet Your Yard 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:
JUMP
SimpliSafe
Getaround

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Michael Madden
Managing Partner
Notable Deals:
Propel
WelbeHealth

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Lacey Farrell Johnson
Investing Partner

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Ron Levin
Senior Principal

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Stephanie King
Director of Investor Engagement

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Jenna Behsara
Investor Relations Manager

Investment Committee

Classmates and fellow investors who help create your venture portfolio


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Leann Zhang
Investment Committee

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Paul Weichselbaum
Investment Committee

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Matt Theall
Investment Committee

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Mark Schwartz
Investment Committee

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Lily Lyman
Investment Committee

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Scott Levy
Investment Committee

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Gerard A. DeBiasi
Investment Committee

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David Buzby
Investment Committee

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Fraser Black
Investment Committee

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Rachel Barenbaum
Investment Committee

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Rye Barcott
Investment Committee

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Avin Bansal
Investment Committee

Venture Fellows

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


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Leonardo Arango
Venture Fellow

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Melanie Avery
Venture Fellow

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Desmond Bergin
Venture Fellow

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Vanessa Fajans-Turner
Venture Fellow

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Karan Ganjawalla
Venture Fellow

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Daria Istrate
Venture Fellow

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Ramon Juraboev
Venture Fellow

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Simi Shah
Venture Fellow