Victoria is a third-year at the University of Virginia majoring in Commerce (Finance Concentration) and Economics (International Economics Concentration) with a minor in Spanish. She is passionate about exploring different fields of business, especially those with an international or social entrepreneurship component. A member of VVF since her first year, she has competed in multiple sourcing competitions and has partnered with various venture capital firms. In Summer 2017, she interned for Ringleader Ventures, a Chicago-based venture capital fund, and in Summer 2018, she rotated through markets, investment banking, and corporate banking in Citi’s Sophomore Leadership Program. She will be interning at Alpine Investors this coming summer.
Outside of VVF, Victoria is a member of the University Guide Service, a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, and a Teaching Assistant for Statistics. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Victoria graduated from Ursuline Academy. She enjoys working with kids, traveling, and running on the Charlottesville trails.
Executive Vice President
Matt is a third-year in the College pursuing an Economics major. After high-school, Matt took time away from school to co-found Versicharge and Polyuno, consumer electronics startups which ultimately introduced him to Venture Capital. After leaving both and gaining exposure to due diligence and valuation in commercial real-estate, Matt co-founded Frontier Equity Research while attending school in Richmond.
Matt joined VVF in 2017 after leading a team to the National Venture Cup, and is now a fall intern at Vocap Investment Partners. Matt is passionate about startup culture in Charlottesville and Richmond and is interested in exploring Venture Capital and Private Equity.
Director of Vaccelerate
In his first year, Han interned at Apcela as a product analyst, developing a data visualization platform for their engineering team. During his second year summer, he interned at Osage Venture Partners as a summer analyst doing both data-science and research analyst work.
Outside of VVF, Han has academic and vocational interest in e-commerce, robotics, and product management, and enjoys listening to podcasts and running.
VP of programming
Ameen is a third year in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He is double-majoring in Finance and International Economics. Last summer, Ameen worked for J.F. Lehman & Co., a middle-market private equity firm in New York City focused on aerospace and defense. He is fascinated by the intersection of healthcare and technology and is excited by the potential medical breakthroughs made possible through artificial intelligence.
Ameen is also an active member of the Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development, serving as a Project Leader this semester. In his free time, Ameen enjoys everything soccer, music, and Chef’s Table.
VP of Partnerships
Matt is a second-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences intending to major in Commerce (Finance Concentration) and Economics or Computer Science. Matt also hopes to minor in Entrepreneurship, as he enjoys working with startups and exploring different fields of business. Other than venture capital, he is passionate about public equity investing, data analytics, and new forms of technology. As an analyst for VVF his first-year, Matt has worked with numerous venture capital firms and has demonstrated success in VVF’s 2018 Venture Cup and other VC competitions.
As the VP of Partnerships, Matt plans to enhance and grow the UVA startup community, along with drawing in new VC firm connections. Outside of VVF, Matt enjoys playing intramural soccer and fishing in his free time.
VP OF communications
Naqia is a second-year at the University of Virginia intending on majoring in Commerce with a minor in Computer Science. She is interested in learning more about startups in the TMT industry, specifically cybersecurity companies. Last year was her first year with VVF. She helped research/source businesses utilizing blockchain and agritech.
She is also currently on HackCville’s Trips Team, as well as SWS’ Research Board. She spends most of her free time exploring Charlottesville’s food scene, so feel free to contact her with any questions or restaurant recommendations.
VP of Marketing
Kunal Chandak, is a third year at UVa from Jersey City, NJ studying economics and computer science. He joined VVF his first year and has since participated in multiple competitions, worked on projects, and now is part of the executive board as the VP of marketing.
In his free time, he's a huge hip-hop, soccer, and fashion fan and loves working out, playing frisbee and soccer, and being active. Feel free to message him if you have any questions!
Kyle is a third year economics and art history major. He is passionate about working with startups both on the operational and funding side having worked both in startups and in the venture capital space. Joining during his second year, Kyle has worked with multiple Venture Capital Firms in sourcing projects as well as the due diligence process. In summer 2018 Kyle worked with Cav Angels, a UVA focused angel investment group and is continuing with them part time throughout the school year.
Outside VVF, Kyle is involved in the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, the Virginia Consulting Group, and works part time at Roots Natural Kitchen. Originally from Fairfax Station, VA, Kyle graduated from Bishop Ireton high school. He enjoys hiking, camping, and going to art museums in his free time.
Austin Burt is a third-year student in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He is planning to concentrate in Finance and Information Technology in McIntire. Last summer, he interned for WMS Partners, where he worked as part of the alternative investments team. The summer after freshman year Austin worked for The Rock Creek Group as a summer analyst, helping the firm manage existing investments and evaluate potential investment opportunities. Austin has participated in several contests as a member of the VVF, including the 2017 National Undergraduate Venture Cup, where he was a member of the team that won 1st place.
In addition to VVF, Austin is also a member of Third Year Council and the Global Markets Group at UVA. Austin grew up in Timonium, MD and attended St. Paul’s School for Boys for high school. Austin spent last summer working at LLR partners in Philadelphia, and will be returning full time after he graduates in 2019.
Puneeth is a fourth-year at the University of Virginia majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He is passionate about the intersection of finance and technology. He spent last summer working on Technology Investment Banking at Jefferies. Previously he worked on financial technology at the Blackstone Group, and has also worked at a startup. He has been a part of the Virginia Venture Fund since his first year at UVa and was an integral part in organizing the 3rd and 4th annual National Undergraduate Venture Cup in 2017 and 2018.
Outside of the Virginia Venture Fund, Puneeth is a member of the Alternative Investment Fund, a travel member of the UVA Intercollegiate Programming Team (ACM@UVA), and a volunteer at Madison House.
Originally from just outside of D.C., Puneeth graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. He is an zealous fan of professional football, basketball, tennis, and Formula 1.