Empowering the Next Generation of Investors

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 

White Feather

Why Vencapital?

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. 

HOW WE DO IT

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.  

Group Seflie

Meet the Team

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Henry Ogbuagu

Founding Partner

and Program Manager

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Hee Jin (Irene) Koo

Venture Associate and

Program Lead

Board of Directors

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Christopher Mirabile

Senior Managing Director

at Launchpad Venture Group

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Phillip J. Pipkins

Vice President - Technology Banking at Silicon Valley Bank

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Sarah Millar

Principal at City Light Capital, Diversity VC, US Chapter

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Erik Bullen

Early Stage Investor at Walnut Ventures

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Joann Chen

Director at Employment Technology Fund (JFF)

Program Advisors

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Juan Carlos

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

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Anita Brearton

Founder and CEO at CabinetM, Board Member, Massventures

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Christopher Riffe

Human Capital Practice Manager at YOH/Starpoint Solutions Inc. 

2019-2020 VC Mentors

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Maria Velissaris

Founding Partner at SteelSky Ventures 

Location: New York

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Payal Agrawal

Partner at .406 Ventures

Location: Boston

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Lara Matcalf

Managing Partner at TSEF

Location: New York

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Taylor Chapman

Principal at SEI Ventures

Location: New York

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Erik Bullen

Early Stage Investor at Walnut Ventures.

Location: Boston

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Sarah Millar

Principal at City Light Capital

Location: New York

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Joann Chen

Director at Employment Technology Fund (JFF)

Location: Boston

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Eliza Petrow

Angel / General Manager at Chain Reaction

Location: Boston

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Steph Hay

Associate at B Capital Group

Location: San Francisco

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Jack Knellinger

Partner & Co-founder at Capria VC

Location: Seattle

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Jesús Salas

Associate at Omidyar Network

Location: San Francisco

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Brandon Geer

Manager, Corporate Development

at Hubspot Ventures

Location: Boston

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Sarah Hodges

Partner at Pillar VC

Location: Boston

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Christopher Mirabile

Senior Managing Director

at Launchpad Venture Group

Location: Boston

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Cindy Zu

Director of Partnership at Highspot

Location: Seattle

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Sean J. Cheng

Principal at Philips

Location: Boston

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Jim Marshall

Head of Emerging Manager Practice, Silicon Valley Bank

Location: Menlo Park

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Mathilde Beniflah

Associate at Beyond Capital Fund

Location: New York