Meet the New Fellows! 

The Venture Fellow Program is thrilled to announce its January 2022 cohort of fellows. As of this month, 80 fellows will be joining Alumni Ventures’ Venture Fellow Program (VFP), an educational and career acceleration program for early- to mid-career professionals who are interested in venture capital. 

This includes four fellows joining Triphammer Ventures, a venture fund for Cornell alumni and friends of the community.  Triphammer Ventures is an alumni fund of Alumni Ventures

Through the VFP, fellows gain practical and hands-on VC experience through Alumni Ventures’ VC 101 curriculum and working directly with their fund teams. Please find more information about our fellows, including details about those joining Triphammer Ventures, below.



Our January 2022 Cohort

  • Fellows come from all across the United States, living in 18 States and DC;
  • 87% of fellows come from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the VC industry:  
    • 45% identify as an underrepresented gender
    • 78% identify as an underrepresented race
  • 34% of fellows are first generation college graduates
  • Fellows represent a wide variety of industries, fields of study, and educational and professional backgrounds!  
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Introducing our New Fellows

Please meet the newest fellows joining Triphammer Ventures!  Check out their profiles below.

Debarshi Das

Venture Fellow

Debarshi has led health tech transformation projects across commercial health insurers, hospitals, and public sector agencies. He advises clients in identifying and implementing solutions for digital health issues. Debarshi is completing his MBA at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management.


Jennifer Lai

Venture Fellow

Jennifer's professional experience spans across both investment banking and global markets across the globe having worked in NY, Hong Kong, and London over the past 15 years. Currently, she is a foreign exchange institutional sales person covering primarily hedge fund clients with extensive knowledge in the macro space. Prior to this role, Jennifer worked as an emerging markets currency trader and leverage and acquisition finance analyst before moving back to markets as an investor sales. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, majoring in Applied Economics and Management (now renamed as the Dyson School).


David Roosevelt

Venture Fellow

David is an experienced consultant, banking, and financial services professional. His extensive experience ranges from the private sector, the United States federal government, and United Nations International Organizations. David founded and is the CEO of Kandu Global, a fintech, exporting, and telecommunications startup with a focus on the nexus between emerging and developed markets. David holds an undergraduate degree in Government from The Ohio State University and a graduate degree in International Relations focused on International Political Economy with a certificate of International Law & Diplomacy from St. John’s University Rome Graduate Center. He is currently an Accelerated LLB candidate at the University of London (UCL) and a graduating MBA candidate at Cornell University SC Johnson Graduate School of Management.

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