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The list below includes investments I made together with the outstanding teams at Gotham Ventures, North Hill Ventures, and Capital One, as well as in my capacity as an angel investor.

AdStruc (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website
Altruik (Gotham Ventures; acquired by Searchdex) Visit Website
BoardRounds (Angel) Visit Website
Compete (North Hill Ventures; Acquired by TNS) Visit Website
Culture IQ (Angel) Visit Website
Dealertrack (Capital One; NASDAQ TRAK) Visit Website
Encore Alert(Angel) Visit Website
ExecThread (CoVenture) Visit Website
Expo (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website
FindYourTrainer (Angel) Visit Website
FunnelFire (Angel) Visit Website
Greenhouse (Angel) Visit Website
Hevo Power (Angel) Visit Website
HigherOne (North Hill Ventures; NASDAQ ONE) Visit Website
LendKey (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website
Lumeta (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website
Placemeter (Angel) Visit Website
Radiator Labs (Angel) Visit Website
Sailthru (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website
Seen (Angel) Visit Website
SinglePlatform (Gotham Ventures; Acquired by Constant Contact) Visit Website
Verterra (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website
Waywire (Angel) Visit Website
Widetronix (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website


New Energy Nexus Visit Website
The Clean Fight Visit Website
Cornell Tech Visit Website
CoVenture Visit Website
NY Tech Alliance Visit Website

Thatcher Bell

I am Program Director at The Clean Fight, a New Energy Nexus accelerator for growth-stage clean energy companies. I am also a visiting instructor for Cornell’s Johnson School of Business and a Director of the NY Tech Alliance.

Previously, I was the Head of Startup Studio and Investor-in-Residence at Cornell Tech. I co-founded CoVenture, a venture capital and specialty lending firm.  Before CoVenture, I was a Managing Director at Gotham Ventures, where we invested in companies like Sailthru, AdStruc, LendKey and I had the privilege of working with the team at SinglePlatform through the company’s acquisition by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT).  Before joining Gotham, I was a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial, where I worked on the deal teams for the firm’s investments in DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK) and Higher One (NYSE: ONE).

Before joining North Hill, I worked at two different start-ups: enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM) and SharkTank, an online marketplace connecting lawyers and potential clients. I began my career as a consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).

I earned my undergraduate degree in Engineering from Cornell University and my M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

I live with my wife and two children in Manhattan (where I nonetheless maintain my allegiance to the Red Sox). I grew up in Nebraska (Go Huskers!).