We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to build a career in venture finance and our mission is to help women and minorities gain entry-level experience 

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Vencapital was created to help improve the pipeline of diverse emerging fund managers. We drive this mission home through our fellowship program that allow fellows to explore and find new career pathways into VC/PE. 

We remain a strong supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and serve as a strategic partner in building inclusive systems within venture firms in the US. 


Vencapital champion's diversity in venture recruiting

to support organizations looking to improve their talent pipeline. Our fellowship program allows fund managers to drive quality talents across their portfolio as well as internally within their organization.  

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Meet the Team

Henry Ogbuagu

Founding Partner

and Program Manager

Sade Korbieh

Program Communication

Assistant (Intern)

Our Advisors

Juan Carlos

Managing Partner at Surfside Capital Advisors, Board Member, MassDevelopment Board of Advisors

Anita Brearton

Founder and CEO at CabinetM, Board Member, Massventures

Christopher Riffe

Human Capital Practice Manager at YOH/Starpoint Solutions Inc. 

2019-2020 VC Mentors

Maria Velissaris

Founding Partner at SteelSky Ventures 

Location: New York

Payal Agrawal

Partner at .406 Ventures

Location: Boston

Lara Matcalf

Managing Partner at TSEF

Location: New York

Taylor Chapman

Principal at SEI Ventures

Location: New York

Erik Bullen

Early Stage Investor at Walnut Ventures.

Location: Boston

Sarah Millar

Principal at City Light Capital

Location: New York

Joann Chen

Director at Employment Technology Fund (JFF)

Location: Boston

Eliza Petrow

Angel / General Manager at Chain Reaction

Location: Boston

Steph Hay

Associate at B Capital Group

Location: San Francisco

Jack Knellinger

Partner & Co-founder at Capria VC

Location: Seattle

Jesús Salas

Associate at Omidyar Network

Location: San Francisco

Brandon Geer

Manager, Corporate Development

at Hubspot Ventures

Location: Boston

Christopher Mirabile

Senior Managing Director

at Launchpad Venture Group

Location: Boston

Cindy Zu

Director at Pitchbook Data

Location: San Francisco

Sean J. Cheng

Principal at Philips

Location: Boston

Jim Marshall

Head of Emerging Manager Practice, Silicon Valley Bank

Location: Menlo Park

Mathilde Beniflah

Associate at Beyond Capital Fund

Location: New York

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