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 second-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing an economics major. After high-school, Matt took two consecutive gap years 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 underwriting processes as a Loan Coordinator at Berkeley Point Capital Matt co-founded Frontier Equity Research, an international equity research organization with branches in Hong Kong and Australia, while attending school in Richmond.
After leading a team to VVF's 2017 National Venture Cup, Matt became involved with VVF and now serves as the VP of Communications. Matt is passionate about startup culture in Charlottesville and Richmond and enjoys hiking and portraiture.
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.
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.
VP OF PROGRAMMING
Aneesh is a second-year majoring in Financial Mathematics. He aims to leverage technology to improve the financial services industry. This past summer he worked at Novus Partners, the leading hedge fund analytics and advisory firm delivering financial technology products to high caliber investment managers such as Bessemer Trust, and K2 Advisors. He has been an active member of Virginia Venture Fund since his first semester of college, and is very passionate about building the next class of Analysts with a comprehensive training program incorporating guest speakers, professors, and professional content.
Aneesh is also an active member of the Global Markets Group and the McIntire Investment Institute. Among his interests, he likes to dance in UVA Di Shaan, the college’s sole competitive Bhangra team, and works out in a recreational MMA class. Aneesh also competes in case competitions with topics ranging from merger litigation to data analytics.
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 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 the summer of 2017, Kunal interned with Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm based out of New York, and most recently returned to New York to intern at SkyBridge Capital. 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!
director of vaccelerate
James Wang s a third-year double majoring in Commerce (concentrating in Finance) and Computer Science. He is the head of V Accelerate, the new student-run accelerator program started in Fall 2016 under VVF that enables students to turn their ideas into products.
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.