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Investments

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
Expo (Gotham Ventures) Visit Website
FindYourTrainer (Angel) Visit Website
FunnelFire (Angel) Visit Website
Greenhouse (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

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CoVenture Visit Website
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NY Tech Alliance Visit Website
Penn Digital Visit Website

Thatcher Bell

I am an investor and adviser
I am a Managing Partner at CoVenture, a venture capital firm that invests in and develops software for early-stage startups.  I am also the Investor-in-Residence at Cornell Tech, working with the students, faculty and administration to productize academic research.  I have been fortunate to work with the team at Gotham Ventures, as well as Gotham’s portfolio companies Sailthru, AdStruc, LendKey, Altruik, EXPO, Lumeta, Verterra and Widetronix. I also had the privilege of working with the team at SinglePlatform through the company’s acquisition by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). I serve on the Board of Directors of the NY Tech Alliance and the New York chapter of Wharton Private Equity Partners.

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), Higher One (NYSE: ONE), Compete (acquired by TNS), and Exchange Solutions.

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!).