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

Eli Bechard
Supply Chain Ops
Analyst
Adam Clausen
Finance
Analyst
Olyvia Dibsie
Marketing
Analyst
Michael Donoghue
Finance
Analyst
Nolan Fors
Finance
Analyst
Kiley Giebel
Marketing, MIS
Managing Partner
Savannah Guiang
Marketing & Econ
Analyst
Nick Hartl
Economics
Analyst
Nicholas Horst
Computer Science
Analyst
Jane Hoyt
Finance & Accounting
Sr. Analyst
Andrea Irawan
Finance and MIS
Analyst
Sunwoo Lee
Entrepreneurial Management
Managing Partner
Max Minakov
Marketing
Analyst
Gavin Murphy
Finance, Entrepreneurial Management
Director
Ava Najafi
Finance, Entrepreneurial MGMT & Business Analytics
VP Platform
Jonathan Nudler
Finance
Sr. Analyst
Alex Pierce
MIS
Analyst
Aditya Prabhu
Computer Engineering
Sr. Analyst
Elise Riniker
Marketing and Business Analytics
Director
Ethan Silverman
Finance
Analyst
Dhruv Singh
Mathematics and Economics
Analyst
Emma Schuetz
Finance
Analyst
Dan Stanisevschi
MIS & Entrepreneurship
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Web Master
Ben Stevenson
Marketing
Sr. Analyst
Harrison Sullivan
Marketing & Computer Science
Director
Nicholas Tunks
Finance, Econ & Accounting
Analyst
Carly Uhlig
Marketing & Data Analytics
Director
Elijah Ward
Finance
Analyst
Sophia Youngdahl
Data Science
VP Recruitment, Director
Brendan Zhang
MIS
Sr. Analyst