Jacob Suh, JMI Equity
Jacob Suh served as the president of the Virginia Venture Fund during the 2016-2017 school year. After graduation, he will be joining JMI Equity as an investment analyst in San Diego. JMI is a growth equity firm with more than $3.0 billion of committed capital focused on investing in leading software companies.
Previously Jacob had interned at Anthos Capital (a growth equity firm in Santa Monica), Ringleader Ventures (an early-stage VC firm in Chicago), and Google in New York.
Outside of VVF, Jacob was a DJ for WXTJ 100.1 FM Student Radio and served as an exec for the Photography Club at UVa. He also played tennis weekly and watched bad movies monthly with friends.
Ripley Carroll, STRIPES GROUP
Ripley Carrol served as the president of the Virginia Venture Fund during the 2015-2016 school year. He is currently an investor at Stripes Group, a growth equity firm based in New York City and founded in 2005 that makes $10-150 million investments in Internet, SaaS, Software, Healthcare IT and Branded Consumer Products businesses.
Prior to joining Stripes Ripley worked providing both senior secured and venture debt to private companies across a variety of industries. He also worked closely with the COO and co-founder of a venture-backed communications startup in DC to drive business development efforts and ultimately guide the company to an acquisition.
He was also involved in many other organizations at UVA including Hoos for Memory, which works to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s.
MATT BROWN, STRIPES GROUP
FOUNDER, President 2014-2015
Matt Brown served as the president of the Virginia Venture Fund during the 2014-2015 school year. He is currently an investor at Stripes Group, a growth equity firm based in New York City and founded in 2005 that makes $10-150 million investments in Internet, SaaS, Software, Healthcare IT and Branded Consumer Products businesses.
Matt works with portfolio companies including Flatiron Health and The Black Tux, and has specialized in a range of sectors including agriculture technology, mobile-first marketplaces, real-estate technology, performance apparel, construction technology, and car technology.
Nathan ray, AMAZON
executive Vice President, 2015-2016
Nathan Ray served as Executive Vice President for the 2015-2016 school year. He currently works at Amazon as a software engineer in Boston.
As part of the Virginia Venture Fund, Nathan has competed in multiple venture capital competitions including the 2014 undergraduate national championships at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Darden’s MBA VCIC. He was also one of three undergraduates to participate in Darden’s MBA Venture Capital Bootcamp, a program designed to teach MBA students about venture capital. Nathan has been actively involved in VVF’s accelerator program and organizing UVA’s first ever Virginia Venture Cup. In addition to his involvement in VVF, Nathan was a member of the club sailing team and the Theta Delta Chi fraternity.
Andrew siegel, wells fargo
executive vice president, 2016-2017
Andrew Siegel served as the Executive Vice President during the 2016-2017 school year. He will be working in investment banking at Wells Fargo in New York.
Jordan rohrlich, Mckinsey
VP of partnerships, 2016-2017
Jordan served as the VP of Partnerships during the 2016-2017 school year. Alongside VVF, he also served as a venture partner of Contrary Capital, a decentralized seed fund focused on empowering university entrepreneurs. After graduation, he will be joining McKinsey as a Digital Business Analyst in San Francisco.
Outside of the Virginia Venture Fund, Jordan served as the vice president of the Virginia Consulting Group and the Treasurer of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. His academic interests lie in the social impact of technology, and the influence of media platforms on social movements and politics.
Having grown up in a foreign service household, he has lived in five different countries and has studied seven languages. Jordan graduated Cum Laude from Phillips Exeter Academy. He is a parkour enthusiast.
James wang, lyft
managing director of vaccelerate, 2017-2018
James served as the Managing Director of VAccelerate for the 2017-2018 school year. He will be joining Lyft as a Software Engineer.
James is interested in consumer-facing app software engineering, fintech startups, and product management. In summer 2015 he interned at JPMorgan Chase as a technology analyst, developing iOS apps for their Project Management team. In summer 2016 he interned at Ambush, a venture-backed adtech startup, as a software engineer working on their data pipeline and cloud computing infrastructure.
Outside of VVF, James enjoys developing his own programming projects in his spare time, including a website designed to connect student startups with student talent: projectyle.xyz.
Pedram Pejman, google
managing director of vaccelerate, 2016-2017
Pedram served as the Managing Director of VAccelerate for the 2016-2017 school year. He is currently at Google as a Technical Program Manager.
nipun singh, facebook
Managing director of vaccelerate, 2015-2016
Nipun served as co-Managing Director of VAccelerate during the 2014-2015 school year. He is currently a Growth Engineer on the Facebook Android app, helping to improve the onboarding process for the next billion people new to Facebook as part of the New Person Experience team.
Muthu Chidambaram, google
managing director of vaccelerate, 2015-2016
Muthu served as co-Managing Director of VAccelerate for the 2015-2016 school year. He is currently a software engineer at Google.
Aside from VVF, Muthu was also an active member of the McIntire Alternative Investment Fund and the UVA gymnastics club.
Max Novick, Kippsdesanto
Max served as Treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year. After graduation, he will be working in investment banking at KippsDeSanto & Co. in McClean, VA.
Outside of VVF, he served as the captain of the Virginia Men's Squash Team, which achieved a national ranking of 19 during his last season. He also enjoys long walks on the beach and making art with exotic fruit.