Alexis Ohanian

Summary List Placement

After three months and 1,100 applications, venture fund Seven Seven Six has named the first three participants in its “operators in residence” program, the fund’s bid to help tech professionals from a variety of backgrounds make the move into a career in venture capital investing.

Last Friday, the fund announced the three chosen “operating partners,” and reiterated the program’s mission: “If we can attract and train talented operators from a wide variety of backgrounds for an annual evergreen program, we can then provide unparalleled support to our portfolio companies year over year AND bring much needed access and opportunity for all to venture capital.”

The three operators joining the inaugural class are Hiram Vazquez, Travis Mason, and Cristina Georgoulakis, who will spend the next year earning $140,000 a year to build their respective investor skills and strategies while offering their operational experience to Seven Seven Six’s portfolio companies.

Vazquez is joining Seven Seven Six after stints as an entrepreneur and product manager in growth-stage startups such as Uber. Vazquez’s inspiration comes from the tech industry using their platform to give back outside of the industry.

Mason comes from working at companies such as Google and Airbus and is interested in emerging …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

      

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