Venture Capital

We maintain a portfolio of co-mingled venture capital fund investments, in addition to strategic investments in individual start-ups. While overweight in healthcare and technology, the portfolio includes positions in other sectors, globally. 

Diane Mulcahy, MPP, Senior Advisor

Diane Mulcahy joined the Cooper Family Office with 20 years of investment experience. She is a private equity investor with experience managing a $500m portfolio of buyout, growth equity, and venture capital. At American Century Investments she built the strategy and operations of their $100m corporate venture capital fund from scratch and led investments in early to late-stage FinTech and technology startups. Previously, she was part of the healthcare team at Bessemer Venture Partners, investing Phipps family capital in early-stage healthcare and MedTech companies.

 

Diane worked in McKinsey’s corporate finance practice and has been an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Babson College for the past decade. She created and teaches the first MBA course on the Gig Economy, named by Forbes as one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Business School Classes in the country. She is also the author of The Gig Economy, a best-selling book which has been translated into five languages. Diane’s work has been featured in The Economist, the Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Institutional Investor, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Diane holds Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.) and Bachelor (A.B.) degrees from Harvard University. Diane is currently a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel, Europe's leading economics think tank.

Tara Jordan, Investment Analyst - Venture

Tara Jordan joined the Cooper Family Office as an analyst reviewing venture, start-ups and individual emerging companies. Tara earned her BS in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Discovery Council, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Global Investor’s Forum and the NYU Stern School of Business Family Office Council. Tara is also instrumental in the family’s philanthropic endeavor of supporting music and art education among underprivileged students in Florida.

David Kestin, Venture/ESG Investments

David Kestin joined the Cooper Family Office as an investment analyst, specializing in venture and private equity. He is a member of the New York University Stern School of Business Family Office Council and the Stanford University Global Projects Center Family Office Forum. David studied Finance and Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University. Prior to joining the team, he founded a consulting company advising businesses on credit strategies. David’s primary focus is on impact ESG investing.

Alex Williamson, Analyst - Agriculture/Private Equity 

Alex Williamson joined the Cooper Family Office as an analyst for private equity and venture capital funds. Alex studied agricultural businesses with an emphasis on financial analytics and accounting at the University of Minnesota. Previously a manufacturing associate at Gemini Athletic Wear, Alex specializes in start-ups in manufacturing, farming, and agriculture as well as investments in natural resources. He is an active member of the Stanford University Global Projects Center Investor’s Forum and the NYU Stern School of Business Family Office Council.