PruVen Capital Expands the Team Going Into 2022
As we head into 2022, PruVen Capital is excited to be joined by a phenomenal set of new team members! We welcome Rohit Ramkumar, Jared Katzen, Hannah McQuaid, and Brett Sleyster onto PruVen’s investment team. Each team member will focus on sourcing new investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, researching new markets and industries of interest, and working on strategic engagements with Prudential. "We couldn't be more thrilled with the talent that we've been able to bring on at PruVen. We value the diversity of background and thought that our new investors add to the team. Every single person joining us brings a different set of experiences from high-growth startups and large enterprises that will augment PruVen's platform and support our portfolio companies in accomplishing their company visions." said Victoria Cheng, Partner at PruVen Capital. About Rohit Ramkumar: Rohit comes to PruVen with experience working at hyper-growth startups in payments and financial services. He has been at the ground level and specializes in taking products to market via sales, product, and partnerships. “I am excited to join PruVen Capital with the backing of a differentiated platform so that I can continue to partner with the next generation of founders and help them scale.” About Jared Katzen: Prior to joining PruVen Jared was an investment banker at GCA Advisors in San Francisco where he advised companies on M&A and Private Capital transactions across the technology landscape, including Fintech and Enterprise IT. "PruVen's independent structure, close alignment with a financial wellness leader, and entrepreneurial mindset bring a fresh model to the venture industry and I'm excited to partner with the next generation of entrepreneurs to help make their vision a reality." About Hannah McQuaid: Hannah joins from Guardian Life’s corporate venture arm where she invested in early-stage, next-generation startups in insurtech, fintech, and enterprise software. In addition to supporting companies through investing, she worked closely with the portfolio to help them commercialize across Guardian’s business. “I’m thrilled to be a part of an incredible team within such a unique platform at PruVen. I’m excited to take full advantage of my favorite things about venture here – investing in amazing entrepreneurs and supporting them in their journey through Prudential’s global platform.” About Brett Sleyster: Brett joins PruVen from Credit Agricole where he was a Coverage and Investment Banking Associate. He worked with large corporations in several sectors including payments and fintech across several products including acquisition finance, structured financial solutions, and debt capital markets. “I’m excited to join the exceptional team here at PruVen. I look forward to supporting passionate entrepreneurs and their innovative businesses while also providing insights and strategic opportunities to Prudential’s global operations.”
PruVen Capital is an independent venture capital platform created in partnership with Prudential Financial. PruVen is a multi-stage capital provider investing in transformational startups in FinTech, InsurTech, HealthTech, Real Estate, and Enterprise IT. PruVen also works closely with Founders in partnering across Prudential to find mutually beneficial ways to accelerate their growth. Onwards!