About Atland Ventures

Atland Ventures is a student-run Venture Capital firm managed by students of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. The organization counts on the support of the Twin Cities’ most experienced venture capitalists and on the thought leadership of University of Minnesota professors.

Our Mission

Atland Ventures aims to foster the entrepreneurial development of the Minnesota community by funding and supporting early stage companies that leverage disruptive technologies, while providing our students with a real-world experience in Venture Capital.

Our Story

In 2015, a group of University of Minnesota Twin Cities students formed a group with the intent of providing students an active learning experience in Venture Capital and early-stage investing.

Launched in 2018, Atland Ventures is a Venture Capital firm managed by University of Minnesota students. Counting on a diverse educational background, our students perform investment analysis and due diligence, make investment decisions, manage a portfolio and connect founders with the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Twin Cities.

In 2019, we successfully raised over $1,000,000 for Atland Fund I. Investors include; University of Minnesota Alumni, Entrepreneurs, and Midwest-Focused Angels.

Meet The Team

Tanmay Agarwal
Computer Science
Vice President
Hunter Babcock
Entrepreneurship, Finance & Marketing
Vice President
Jenna Bosell
Finance, International Business
Analyst
Julia Clarin
Biomedical Engineering
Analyst
Samantha Dearey
Finance , Supply Chain
Analyst
Sam Gelb
Finance, Accounting
Analyst
Divya Goel
Economics, Finance
Analyst
Claire Haynes
Industrial Engineering
Director, VP
Jeffrey Hu
Computer Science, Economics
Director
Cyrus Kian
Finance, MIS
Director
Kevin Ly
Finance
Analyst
Jagmehr Madan
Industrial Engineering
Analyst
Dhruv Methi
Computer Science, MIS
Director
Paola Mita
Finance, MIS
Analyst
Aekta Mouli
International Business, Marketing, MIS
Managing Partner
Chris Orza
Finance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship
Managing Partner
Akshay Ramen
Computer Science
Analyst
Cole Schaefer
Business Marketing Education
Analyst
Governess Simpson
Industrial Engineering
VP of Operations
Ian Smith
Finance
Director
Dan Stanisevschi
MIS & Entrepreneurship
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Analyst
Ted Tupper
Finance, Accounting
Analyst
Sasidhar Vankina
Marketing, MIS
Analyst
Ruby Zhang
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, MIS
Analyst
Patrick Zhao
Computer Science, MIS
Analyst