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