An Introduction to Triphammer Ventures

Thursday, May 20th, 2:00 PM EST

Watch the live, 45-minute presentation about Triphammer Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Cornell-focused venture capital fund. The discussion is led by Triphammer Ventures’ Managing Partner David Cynn and is open to all alumni and friends of Cornell.

During the session, we will discuss:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The value of the Alumni Ventures model
  • Some examples of current portfolio companies
  • The benefits of diversifying into venture capital
  • The minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital



About Your Presenter

David Cynn, Managing Partner - Triphammer Ventures

David Cynn, Managing Partner - Triphammer Ventures

David has 20 years of experience as a venture capital and private equity investor focused on fintech and specialty finance investments. He’s invested over $500 million of investor capital and served on the board of many corporations, both private and publicly traded. Before joining Triphammer Ventures, David was a Founder and Managing Partner at Killearn Capital, a private investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity in the fintech and specialty finance sectors. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Investment Committee member at Lightyear Capital, a multi-billion dollar financial services oriented private equity firm where he focused on growth-oriented specialty finance businesses.

David graduated from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in 1991, where he was the inaugural winner of the Dr. & Mrs. Paul E. Felton Entrepreneurship Award. He currently serves as the Chairperson of Cornell’s Alumni Advisory Council at the Dyson School and as a member of the Advisory Council for the SC Johnson College of Business. David also holds a 1998 MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was named a Wallman Scholar after graduating in the top 5% of the class.

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