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Alpha Partners Releases Second Annual List of Rising Stars in Venture for 2023

Alpha Partners

Alpha Partners, a NYC-based growth equity firm that invests in top tier growth equity rounds led by the world’s best investors, announced the release of its second annual list of Rising Star Pre-Partner Venture Investors for 2023.

This list highlights the most promising and influential pre-partner investors in the venture capital  community, as recognized by their peers.

This year’s selection process involved extensive input from the venture capital community. Alpha Partners invited over 200 VCs, primarily through the firm’s network, to nominate pre-partner peers from another fund who they believe are rising stars. In return, Alpha Partners received over 150 votes for 140 junior VCs from 130 firms across 23 cities.

The following nominee’s were recognized by more than one investor for their outstanding contributions to the venture capital community:

  • Brian Nguyen, SpringBank Collective
  • Sakib Jamal, Crossbeam Ventures
  • Zeeza Cole, Bain Capital Ventures
  • James Hueston, Primetime Partners
  • Jelena Hoffart, 9Yards Capital
  • Laura Hamilton, Spring Mountain Capital
  • Jane Lee, Sapphire Ventures
  • Ronnie Martinez, CEAS Investments
  • Patrick Harmon Lopez, B Capital Group
  • Claire Smilow, BoxGroup
  • Abigail Risse, Hyperplane Venture Capital
  • Jacqueline Blackburn, Decisive Point
  • Eric Shu, Access Venture Partners
  • Matthew Lu, Cowboy Ventures
  • Amy Wang, Blue Cloud Ventures
  • Grace Hahn, Edison Partners
  • Mendy Wang, 645 Ventures

To see the full detailed list of nominees as well as the contributing funds, please click here: https://alphapartners.com/news/2023/11/prepartnerlist2023/