Managing Generational Change at a VC Firm
Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred is married with three children and lives in New York City.
Andy Weissman is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Andy began his career in the Internet in the mid-90s. Prior to joining USV, in 2007 he co-founded betaworks, which both created and invested in social, real-time applications and services. Andy was born in New York City and has a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD from Georgetown.
Lindel is a nationally recognized leader in the limited partner community having successfully managed the private investment program for the combined $35 billion pool of capital managed by the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), where he worked from 2002 – 2015. There he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of private equity fund managers which represented approximately 25 percent of endowment assets spread across multiple mandates including venture, growth, buyout and credit investments in developed and emerging markets.
Prior to UTIMCO, Lindel worked for KPMG in the mergers & acquisitions tax practice where he worked with many fund managers across due diligence processes and private investment partnership activities.
Lindel received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance at Texas Christian University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA charter holder. Lindel previously served as Vice Chair of the Institutional Limited Partner Association, the global trade association representing more than 300 limited partner organizations investing in private equity. Lindel currently serves on the St. David’s Foundation Investment Committee.
Lindel has been fortunate to sponsor investments in many of the leading venture capital firms established in the past decade, and looks forward to investing in the next generation of emerging venture fund managers.