Red Bear Angels is delighted to welcome Mitchell Vanderlaan to the team as our summer analyst!

On the heels of a great season – ranking #1 in U.S. Men’s Hockey, Mitchell is a rising Senior and Captain of the Cornell Hockey team. When he’s not at Lynah, he will be meeting with Cornell entrepreneurs, helping us source and diligence great investment opportunities. Be sure to say hello and  give him a Big Red welcome!

My name is Mitchell Vanderlaan and I am joining Red Bear Angels as an intern following the completion of my junior year at Cornell University.  Originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick, I spent two years after high school playing hockey in Fort McMurray, Alberta before moving on to Cornell.  I am studying in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management with a concentration in accounting as well as pursuing a minor in real estate from the School of Hotel Administration.  Other involvements on campus include being captain of the men’s ice hockey team and the Athlete Red Key Honor Society. Aside from being a student athlete, interests of mine include water-skiing and following formula 1 racing.

Having spent the last four summers working restoration in New Brunswick, the prospect of interning with Red Bear Angels is a large change for myself and a very exciting opportunity.  I will be working based out of Ithaca throughout the summer and look forward to learning large amounts about venture capitalism and angel funds. The experience will give me the chance to learn about markets of which I have less knowledge and further enhance my management and business communication skills.  I also look forward to meeting many of the great entrepreneurs that bring their start-ups to RBA in addition to the large network of investors already involved in the fund. This will no doubt be an enjoyable experience and one in which I feel I can make a great contribution.

Please feel free to contact me as I’d be happy to introduce myself and talk more about my role over the coming months as well as learn about your involvements both within and outside of RBA.  I can be reached via email at