Kevin seeks out exciting incubation opportunities and opportunities to partner with New York's finest operators.
Kevin was previously at Stripes Group, a growth equity firm in New York, investing across internet, software and consumer sectors. There, he worked on investments in Remitly and Udemy, and he also spent time in Los Angeles with The Black Tux and Califia Farms, advising on fundraising, business development, and financial planning and analysis. Prior to Stripes Group, Kevin interned at FirstMark Capital, a venture capital firm in New York where he helped research various categories, including gaming and Bitcoin.
Kevin graduated from New York University with a BS in Economics.
The Rest of the Story
I grew up in Iowa, where I chased excitement at the local bowling alley, boating or fishing by the lake, and playing ultimate frisbee near the gazebo with the other neighborhood kids. Living up to the cliché, I traded in cornfields for skyscrapers and began my career in New York City, where I landed my first job in venture capital. I'm incredibly grateful for all the opportunities and experiences I've had in this industry: traveling across the world to meet new startups; identifying breakthrough technologies (or superfluous tech products); and working with amazing entrepreneurs in a broad range of industries. Beyond my professional life, you'll find me running, playing tennis, writing short stories or long-winded Quora posts, and attempting to perfect my mother's cheesecake recipe.
Stuff You Wouldn't Know
- First Job: My first job was a grocery sacker at Hy-Vee back in Iowa. Fun fact: Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner also worked at Hy-Vee during the months he went undrafted after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa.
- Random Fact: I'm a huge video game nerd. I spent hours of my childhood playing Blizzard titles, Call of Duty and MOBA games. I still lug my PS4 across the country whenever I relocate for work. Now, I help advise entrepreneurs and investors who allocate millions of dollars into upcoming games and esports startups. My parents were totally wrong when they said gaming wouldn't help me in life!
- My Travels: One of my fondest trips was to Aruba with my buddies from college. We went off-roading in ATVs across the island, through rocky hills and deserts, until we came across a gorgeous natural pool underneath huge rock formations that broke the waves off the northern coast. We spent the afternoon jumping and swimming in the clear blue water - just us and colorful tropical fish. Nowadays, this is the No. 1 rated Aruba activity on TripAdvisor.