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Duke Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, and Private Equity alumni

Here is a partial listing of Duke alumni that are currently (or were recently) active investors (either as venture capitalists or in the private equity world).  Last updated August 2010.

This list is a work in progress. To make edits or suggestions, contact Howie Rhee '04 at hwr2@duke.edu

  • Grant Allen '00, ABB Technology Ventures and Keybridge Venture Partners
  • Anthony Abate '86, formerly with Battery Ventures
  • Benjamin Abram '07, The Westly Group
  • James Adair '98, Genentech
  • Brian Addy '86, formerly with Ad-Venture Capital Management
  • Judith Albers '78, Excell Partners
  • M. Scott Albert '77, Aurora Funds
  • Imran Alibhai '98, Alexandria Equities
  • Vipul Amin '98, The Carlyle Group
  • Andrew Armstrong '79, Spire Capital Partners
  • Sanjiv Arora '92, Covidien
  • Christopher Austen '91, Brooke Private Equity Advisors
  • Randolph Austin '86, i-Hatch Ventures
  • Eric Ayala '11, Fortify VC
  • David Azad '96, Galen Partners
  • Jeffrey Barnes '78, Bioventures
  • Monica Basu '87, George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Bruce Bauer '75, Newbury Ventures
  • Steven Beckett '87, Peninsula Capital Partner
  • Jan Bouten '03, TECWorks
  • Cameron Breitner '96, CVC Capital Partners
  • Roger Brook '84, Japan Venture Partners
  • Stephen Brotman '90, Greenhill SAVP
  • Michael Burgmaier '95, Silverwood Partners
  • Katrin Burt '04, Intersouth Partners
  • Andrew Busey '93, Austin Ventures
  • Blake Byers '07, Google Ventures
  • John Canning '69, Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Rick Carlisle '76, Dogwood Equity
  • David Carroll '86, Oak Circle Capital
  • Jack Carsten '63, Horizon Ventures
  • Gillis Cashman '97, M/C Venture Partners
  • Peter Castleman '79, JHW Greentree Capital
  • Wayne Cavanaugh '06, KRG Capital Partners
  • David Chen '04, Advent International
  • Matt Christensen, Rose Park Advisors
  • Ashish Chugani '92, Ankar Capital Management
  • Robert Cioffi '98, alerion Partners
  • Louis Citron '87, New Enterprise Associates
  • Jeff Clark '78, Aurora Funds
  • Mark Clawson '94, Rubicon Ventures
  • Hannah Clifford '06, Paladin Capital Group
  • Christopher Collins '96, formerly with Stonington Partners
  • James Corscadden '93, Clarkston Merchant Partners
  • Derek Crevello '99, D. E. Shaw & Co.
  • Gregory Denicola '92, Grande Ventures
  • Shea Tate-Di Donna '10, formerly with True Ventures
  • Dennis Dougherty '80, Intersouth
  • Jonathan Drillings '04, formerly with Investor Growth Capital
  • Barry Dunn '86, GTCR Golder Rauner
  • Harry Esbenshade III '79, The Mountain Capital Company
  • Craig Elson '90, BAML Capital Partners
  • April Evans '77, Monitor Clipper Partners
  • Perscilla Faily '89, Sid R Bass Associates
  • Frederic Faizon '07, Ironshore Capital Partners
  • Josh Felser 86, '90, Freestyle Capital
  • Elliot Fishman '86, Astrina Capital
  • Scott Frederick '91, Valhalla Partners
  • Kip Frey '85, formerly with Intersouth Partners
  • Ted Gardner '79, Silverhawk Capital Partners
  • James Glasheen '90, Technology Partners
  • Charles Gleason '83, Liberty Ventures Intl
  • John Glover '84, Connemara Capital Company
  • John Glushik '90, Intersouth
  • Robert Go '01, NextView Ventures
  • Hank Goddard '98, Tremont Associates
  • Elizabeth Good '94, Ventures at Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Gorman '88, Split Rock Partners
  • Kenneth Greenberg '97, MPM Capital
  • Scott Grossman '02, Austin Ventures
  • James Gunton '94, NJTC Venture Fund
  • Lawrence Hamelsky '92, Berkshire Partners
  • Neal Hansch '97, Rustic Canyon Partners
  • Matthew Harbaugh '92, Innovation Works
  • Carolyn Harkins '96, Penn Mezzanine Partners
  • David Heaney '05, TomorrowVentures
  • Tracie Henson '04, Google Ventures
  • Pam Hendrickson '82, Riverside Capital
  • Ram Jagannath '98, Carlyle Group
  • Matthew Jones '00, Nth Power
  • David Kirkpatrick '82, SJF Ventures
  • Justin Klein '99, New Enterprise Associates
  • Alan Koenning '89, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund
  • Garheng Kong '99, Sofinnova
  • Kenneth Krebs '84, RockBridge Capital
  • Chini Krishnan '92, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Lawrence Kubal '74, Labrador Ventures
  • Joel Lanik '98, Frontier Capital
  • Case Lawrence '00, MightyOak Capital
  • Larry Lenihan, FirstMark
  • Jeremy Levine '95, Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Dan Levitan '79, Maveron
  • Daniel Lipson '03, Rotunda Capital Partners
  • Bill Luby '85, Seaport Capital
  • Joshua Lutzker '96, Berkshire Partners
  • Nancy Lynch '06, formerly at Scale Venture Partners
  • Albert Malvehy '07, Accuitive Medical Ventures
  • Josh Manchester '00, TrueBridge
  • Gregory Mario '01, MFP
  • Eric Martinson '89, The Queen Emma Land Co.
  • David Mauney '90, De Novo Ventures
  • Edward May '05, US Renewables Group
  • Bill Mckinley '85, W.Y. Campbell & Company
  • Bruce McLain '76, CVC Capital Partners
  • Steve Meyer '06, Globespan Capital Partners
  • Michael Miller '05, Centerfield Capital Partners
  • Brian Model '98, Stonehenge Growth Capital
  • Maximillian Moehlmann '08, The Riverside Company
  • Bartholomew Molloy '04, Monument
  • David Morris '92, Oracle Capital Partners
  • Michael Morris ', Peninsula Capital Partners
  • Timothy Morton '96, Grove Capital Partners
  • Harsha Murthy '81, Consummate Capital
  • Meranee Naaman '98, The Riverside Company
  • Matthias Norweg '02, formerly at ABS Ventures
  • Neill Occhiogrosso '97, Highland Capital Partners
  • Charles Ogburn '77, Arcapita Inc
  • Josep Oriol '01, Conservation Capital
  • Apurva Patel '98, IDFC Private Equity
  • Aaron Patzer '02, Mint.com
  • James Pavlik '96, Baird Venture Partners
  • Randy Peeler '87, Berkshire Partners
  • John Philbrick '80, Oxford Finance
  • David Pierson '92, Intersouth
  • Todd Pietri '89, Milestone Venture Partners
  • Neda Podergajs '04, formerly with Poteza Ventures
  • Abhijit Prabhu '02, formerly at Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Edward Prince '93, National Geographic Ventures
  • Leigh Randall '92, Topspin Partners
  • Scott Raney '91, Redpoint Ventures
  • Joanna Rees '83, VSP Capital
  • Scott Reilly '87, Peninsula Capital Partners
  • William Reiser '92, Bonaventure Capital
  • Geoffrey Renhert '79, Audax Group
  • Llevelyn Rhone '86, Greenwood 361
  • Russell Richards '03, Quest Capital Corp.
  • William Richardson '81, HMS Hawaii Management Partners
  • Frank Rimalovski '93, NYU Innovation Venture Fund
  • Bruce Roberts '79, Carolina Financial Group
  • Carmichael Roberts '90, North Bridge Venture Partners
  • David Rodriguez, '06 Greycroft Partners
  • Alexander Rogers '96, HarbourVest Partners
  • Daniel Rosenberg '87, Sterling Partners
  • Lucien Ruby '66, Quest Hospitality Ventures
  • Camille Samuels '93, Versant Ventures
  • Ned Scheetz '92, Aphelion Capital
  • Kenneth Schiciano '84, TA Associates
  • Jim Scheinman '88, Maven Ventures
  • Michael Schnabel '99, Centre Partners
  • Ryan Schwarz '89, The Carlyle Group
  • Yi Shi '99, Lilly Asia Ventures
  • Zack Scott '95, Saints Capital
  • Jon Seeber '98, Updata Partners
  • Robert Shepler '78, Telegraph Hill Partners
  • Shereen Shermak '89, angel investor
  • John Shimp '87, formerly at Bank of America
  • Bryan Simms '87, formerly at Point Capital Partners
  • Joseph Sinsheimer '83, SunFlower Investments
  • Ryan Spoon '03, formerly with Polaris Ventures
  • Daniel Standen '94, Sciencs Capital Partners
  • Paul Straub '05, Claremont Creek Ventures
  • Nicholas Superina '03, QuestMark Partners
  • Nandini Tandon '89, Lumira Capital
  • Stephen Tardio '96, HT Capital Advisors
  • George Taylor '78, Tenex Greenhouse Ventures
  • Eric Tencer '01, Mustang Group
  • Benjamin Terk '93, Active Owners Fund
  • David Thacker '97, Greylock Partners
  • Chris Van Beke '99, Tennetic Ventures
  • Rik Vandevenne '04, River Cities Capital Funds
  • Kal Vepuri '03, The Trisiras Group
  • Ilya Voytov '06, Vector Capital
  • Harry Weller '92, New Enterprise Associates
  • Lori Whitted '84, Venturepreneur Partners
  • Timothy Wilson '83, Partech International
  • Rachel Winokur '94, The Carlyle Group
  • Matthew Witheiler '03, Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Michael Wu '02, Chart Venture Partners
  • Stuart Yarbrough '72, CrossHill Financial
  • Glendon Yonekura '04, Duke Capital Partners
  • Linda Young '94, CincyTechUSA
  • Brian Zaratzian '99, Khronos
  • Edison Zhang ’08, New Enterprise Associates


This list is a work in progress. To make edits or suggestions, contact Howie Rhee '04 at hwr2@duke.edu



General Resources for Raising Money

1) KickStarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/ - post a project to raise money directly from people
2) AngelList - http://angel.co/ - very active angel network
3) Angel Capital Association Directory - http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/directory/ - listing of many angel groups, funds, networks
4) Gust (formerly AngelSoft) - http://www.gust.com - software that powers many angel groups - you can search for investors
6) goBIGnetwork - http://www.gobignetwork.com
7) ChubbyBrain - http://www.chubbybrain.com
8) YouNoodle - http://www.younoodle.com
9) Guy Kawasaki's thoughts on raising Angel Capital - http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/03/the_art_of_rais.html#axzz17XLFpHZB
10) NVCA Venture Capital Directory - http://www.nvca.org/index.php?option=com_mtree&Itemid=173


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