Venture Capital Initiative

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Student Clubs

The Venture Capital Initiative is proud to partner with clubs across Darden to prepare students for careers in Venture Capital.

Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club

Leadership Team

Tanmay Gadre, President 

Katie Russell: VP of Venture Capital Careers 

Summer: Global Venture Associate at Sands Capital Ventures 

Prior to Darden Katie spent the last 8 years scaling Austin & NYC-based startups as a swiss-army knife of GTM & demand generation strategy. Since coming to business school she has focused on pivoting into venture as an in-semester Venture Fellow at True Wealth Ventures, summer Venture Associate at Sands Capital, and is a current Venture Associate at The Fund XX. Katie plans to bring her personal interests in ClimateTech and FemTech to an early-stage fund full-time upon graduation in May.  

Trip Means: VP of Venture Capital 

Summer Experience: Summer Associate at Route 66 Ventures 

Prior to Darden, Trip spent four years consulting at IBM in the healthcare and life sciences practice with a focus in the pharmaceutical vertical. This summer, Trip had an opportunity to intern with Route 66 Ventures where he worked across the fund speaking with founders, managing a portfolio company, building the firm’s first foundry company, and generating his own thesis. 

Christina Zhou: VP of Communications

Edreana Vaz: VP of Community

Surabhi Purwar: VP of Education

Christian von Hassell: VP of ETA

Bhakti Halder: VP of Finance

Himanshu Singh: VP of Founders

Tanner Powers: VP of Startups