BERKELEY, CA – Arrow Capital, a newly formed Berkeley-based venture capital fund, is proud to announce its founding team of student partners.
Arrow’s mission is to become an indispensable partner for Berkeley startups, providing funding, connections and appropriate navigation of Berkeley’s rich but often fragmented entrepreneurial ecosystem. Arrow’s core six partner team is a diverse group and their backgrounds exemplify both the attributes and the capabilities of leading early-stage investors.
Amy Guo joins the Arrow Capital team with both energy and a passion to focus on investments in impact-oriented start-ups. Currently, Amy is a freshman in Berkeley’s MET program, pursuing a joint degree in EECS and Business Administration. In the past, she successfully founded Writer’s Ink, a student-organized nonprofit, and has worked on a project developing product design for an early-stage market research start-up.
Ben Adler brings his sharp legal perspective to Arrow Capital. He is a second-year graduate student at Berkeley Law and has formerly spent time working for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Ben has wide knowledge of start-ups focused on the FinTech, SaaS, Financial Services, and Legal spaces.
Kaitlyn Uythoven is a senior in the Berkeley Haas Undergraduate Program and contributes a diverse perspective to the Arrow team. Previously, she developed her own start-up, interned in private equity, and coordinated entrepreneurial events for Bear X, a Berkeley network of startup founders. She brings her expertise at the intersection of tech, fashion consumer goods and heath & fitness, as a result of her time as a former Cal Division 1 varsity beach volleyball athlete.
Levi Walsh hails from an entrepreneurial background, having begun his career starting a six-figure revenue producing fireworks tent in Nebraska and founding a startup that he took through an accelerator in his freshman year of university. He is entrenched in the technology world as a third-year Computer Science Major at UC Berkeley and as the President of Mobile Developers of Berkeley.
Niles Chang is a multi-talented third-year student in the Berkeley Haas Undergraduate Program. He has worked in an array of industries including gaming, augmented reality, digital media, robotics, food-tech, and fashion. His rich network of contacts has been especially valuable to the Arrow team and to entrepreneurs in their pursuits of scaling strategically and connecting with lucrative opportunities.
Guo, Adler, Uythoven, Walsh, and Chang became partners in October and will join Matthew Bond, the initial conceptualizer of Arrow Capital and current Managing Partner. Matthew is three time former entrepreneur, holds a Mathematics degree from Oxford and is currently pursuing his MBA at the Haas School of Business. Prior to business school, he worked in quantitative trading and model building roles within the hedge fund and private equity world.
All partners will serve a pivotal role in shaping Arrow Capital and building an organisation for the long term. Backed by Bow Capital, itself capitalized by the University of California endowment, Arrow's mission is to become the leading choice of funding for Berkeley start-ups. Along with the announcement of Arrow’s new investment partners, Arrow’s application for start-ups will be live in the next few days.