Our model is predicated on building a globally connected startup ecosystem that fosters and taps into local industry clusters and technology talent pool of where the Vive Accelerators operate, to scale innovative startups through connecting them globally, yet supporting them locally to fortify their ventures into globally scalable innovations.
we create global networks
to power local clusters
startup ambassadors and backers.
Ash Rofail Ph.D > General Partner
A multi-disciplined investor with deep expertise and experience in founding, operating and scaling enterprise technologies,
Amu Fowler > Managing Director
Startup advocate and ecosystem builder passionate about catalyzing innovation ecosystems with experience in founding, operating and scaling accelerators and businesses.
Yev Muchnik > Venture Partner & President of Vive Denver
Yev Muchnik is an entrepreneur, attorney, innovator, and founder of ESQLegal, a collaborative, coworking space for business solo attorneys and small firms serving the startup, technology and business sector.
Iris Sherman MBA > Venture Partner & President of Vive DC
Visionary leader, and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience directing startups within life science and digital health market spaces. A key player in 6 successful technology ventures increasing revenue from seed to over $150 M with high valued returns to investors, Iris holds a BS in Health Science with advanced studies in Immunology along with MBA from Northeastern University.
Dawn Myers > VP of Programs
An entrepreneur bringing a decade of business development & marketing experience at the nation’s top financial services & law firms, as well as experience building and managing a portfolio of affordable real estate development projects in underserved neighborhoods of Washington, DC. A lawyer and graduate of Dartmouth’s Business Bridge Program, Dawn combines deep management savvy with her longtime passion for entrepreneurship to bring substantive entrepreneurship programming to the DC region.
to early stage founders
through the global accelerators
Our ethos at Vive Capital is shaped by our empathy for founders, the partners at Vive Capital have all founded, operated, and scaled successful technology ventures, and we believe in the power of innovation ecosystems as a catalyst for startup growth.
We invest in founders we can fuel to move fast and forward with the power of our ecosystem network engine. The bold, the daring, the executors in early-stage companies with category defining visions and potential.
Dependent on the location and macro-economics of the regions, the talent pool and network of the founders, we will invest not only capital, but fund the resourcing, provide space, and talent to truly build scalable ventures.
to support and scale
with strategic resources
in addition to capital
We help early stage startup build extreme-scale businesses and help them cross the chasm by providing strategic value add resources. Startups need more than capital. We provide Expertise, Strategies, Connections, Mentorship, Leadership Development Skills, and ultimately RESOURCES in Product Development, Product Distribution, and Company Infrastructure to help them go from startup ventures to category-leading enterprises in their market niches.
early stage startups
with category defining
vision and drive
We partner early at the accelerator, seed, and series A stages of a venture’s growth. We look for committed, category defining, vision driven founders with potential for high growth who are plugged into their local ecosystems.
Learn more about the Vive Local Accelerators, or view our portfolio.