Red Bear Angels Team Member

Thatcher Bell

Advisor

Thatcher is a Managing Partner at CoVenture, a venture capital firm that invests in and develops software for early-stage startups. ¬†He is also the Investor-in-Residence at Cornell Tech, working with the students, faculty and administration to productize academic research. ¬†Thatcher is a Venture Partner at Gotham Ventures, where he worked with Gotham’s portfolio companies Sailthru, AdStruc, LendKey, Altruik, EXPO, Lumeta, Verterra and Widetronix. He also led the firm’s investment in SinglePlatform which was acquired by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). Thatcher also serves on the Board of Directors of the NY Tech MeetUp and the New York chapter of Wharton Private Equity Partners.

Previously, Thatcher was a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial, where he 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, Thatcher worked at two different start-ups: enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM) and SharkTank, an online marketplace connecting
lawyers and potential clients. Thatcher began his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).

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