Meet the Triphammer Ventures Team

Wednesday, July 14th, 2:00 PM EST

Watch our live, 50-minute webinar to learn about Triphammer Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ Cornell-focused venture capital fund, and meet the investment team responsible for building the portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the  Triphammer Ventures team and to hear about their approach to investing in private-stage companies. This presentation will be led by Triphammer Ventures’ Managing Partner David Cynn and Senior Principal Wesley Yiu. This presentation is open to all alumni and friends of Cornell. 

During the session, we will cover:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The team and management behind the fund
  • The Triphammer Ventures and Alumni Ventures approach to investing
  • Examples of current portfolio companies
  • The benefits of investing in venture capital
  • Open Q&A

* 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.

Wesley Yiu | Senior Principal | Triphammer Ventures

Wesley Yiu | Senior Principal | Triphammer Ventures

Wesley has a background in both technology and investing. Previously, he served as a product manager at BlackRock Solutions. While at BlackRock, he helped grow and scale their enterprise risk analytics platform, including facilitating the on-boarding of a $300 bn AUM client. He later transitioned to a traditional investment role where he worked as an investment strategist for the fixed income division of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, which manages over $400 bn in AUM across macro and credit strategies. He is also the author of the blog The Unofficial VC. Wesley received his BS from the College of Engineering at Cornell University.

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