Team

Although Eniac Ventures began investing in 2010, the roots trace back to four like-minded engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania where the founding GPs met over two decades ago. After college, our partners set out on separate but parallel paths as startup operators and founders and maintained a strong bond and network of support.

Today, our combined 80 years of experience founding and operating over 10 venture-backed startups and our belief in a strong community are at the heart and soul of our investment approach.

 

 

Hadley Harris

CO-FOUNDER

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Hadley Harris

CO-FOUNDER

Hadley has done a little bit of everything on the path to co-founding Eniac. Starting as a developer and engineering team lead at Pegasystems, he later took on roles as a product manager at Microsoft and strategist at Samsung, where it became clear that big companies were not for him.

In 2007 he was very fortunate to join a couple talented AI founders out of MIT at Vlingo where he ran a several aspects of the business across product, strategy, and marketing until it was sold to Nuance for $225M. He rolled his experience building a successful startup into Thumb, where as CBO he helped the real-time recommendation app reach user engagement levels second only to Facebook before being acquired.

Hadley grew up in downtown Boston, where he started his first company Beantown Odd Jobs at the age of 13. Ask him about their fake parking ticket marketing campaign 🤣 Outside the office Hadley enjoys yoga, meditation, mixing music, beating Nihal in tennis, and exploring NYC with his wife and son.

Hadley is passionate about improving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which stems from his close relationship with his brother Traves. He is a Board Director for Cardinal Cushing Centers, which serves adults and children with intellectual disabilities across 4 campuses in Massachusetts.

Hadley is still paying off student loans for his MBA from Wharton and bachelors in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nihal Mehta

CO-FOUNDER

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Nihal Mehta

CO-FOUNDER

At Eniac, we call Nihal the human Rolodex, thanks to the thousands of connections he has made with some of the world’s top companies and brands. He developed many of these connections (and scar tissue!) over the past 20+ years while founding five startups: Philly2nite -> UrbanGroove -> Chapter 7 bankruptcy; ipsh! -> acquired by Omnicom (NYSE: OMC); buzzd -> LocalResponse -> acquired by BlueCava.

Early in his career, Nihal honed his ability to spot top entrepreneurial talent by investing in Admob (acquired by Google), Swiftkey (acquired by Microsoft), Tapad (acquired by Telenor), Tala, and Uber, to name a few. Nihal and his wife are now angel investors and LPs in almost 100 underrepresented founders and fund managers.

Nihal is a co-founder of the non-profit “Project Ahimsa,” providing scholarships to disadvantaged youth in India, where his parents immigrated from in the early 1970s. Nihal also recently co-founded initiatives like Help Main Street to help restaurants survive the pandemic, and The 100k Pledge, a social justice tracker of economic empowerment to Black communities. You might catch him running down the Hudson River weekday mornings with founders and his #pitchandrun crew.

Outside of the office Nihal loves to spend time with his wife Reshma and is a big supporter of her non-profit Girls Who Code and her new initiative the “Marshall Plan for Moms.” Around town, you will usually see him with his sons Shaan and Sai and beagle-bulldog Stanley. Nihal is the life of the party, which is why he always spearheads Eniac events.

Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.

Vic Singh

CO-FOUNDER

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Vic Singh

CO-FOUNDER

Vic Singh is a co-founder and General Partner of Eniac Ventures. His current areas of interest include climate, crypto, deep tech, and developer tools.

Vic is a seasoned operator having founded three venture-backed startups across mesh networking, communications, and developer platforms. He previously served as founder and CEO of Kanvas, a mobile platform for creativity which he led to a successful exit by Aol. Vic also founded Tracks to build the experiential graph and NearVerse for proximity based p2p mesh networking.

Before he was a founder, Vic was a venture capitalist at RRE Ventures where he focused on cleantech, consumer, deep tech, and fintech. He also served as a VC at DFJ Gotham and Chart Venture Ventures. Vic started his career as a full stack developer building large scale enterprise systems.

Vic’s worldview as an underdog was deeply shaped by his life journey as an immigrant from Guyana who grew up in Jamaica, Queens in the ’90s. He sits on the board of trustees for Inwood Academy, a charter school catering to underprivileged youth in uptown Manhattan. Outside of work, you can find Vic reciting hip hop and reggae, sporting gold chains, sanda boxing, cooking, and spending quality time with his wife of almost 20 years and their young daughter.

Vic holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Columbia Business School, where he was a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow, and a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned the National Science Foundation Fellowship for his work in micro-electro mechanical systems.

Tim Young

CO-FOUNDER

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Tim Young

CO-FOUNDER

Tim Young is a Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures with two exits as an entrepreneur and over 20 years of experience advising and investing in 100+ early stage startups. Tim has been fascinated by technology since his mother taught him to code in Fortran at the age of 10. He went on to study engineering and become a patent attorney and tech entrepreneur.

In addition to his work as a VC, Tim is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law, and he’s passionate about helping to grow the region’s tech sector. He’s also worked as a public defender in Anchorage, Alaska, where he often fought to protect the rights of the indigenous population.

Prior to co-founding Eniac in 2009, Tim founded Bridge, an enterprise software company focusing on corporate training in Beijing, China, which he led to an 8-figure exit. Prior to Bridge, Tim led product at Quoteship, a B2B marketplace for logistics, which exited to Logistics.com (NASD: ICGE). Tim also spent time coding at ExxonMobil, managing product at BAE Systems, and advising startups on Patent and other IP issues at MoFo.

During downtime, you can find Tim exploring the mountains and oceans — he’s an avid surfer and sailor. Tim is also passionate about combating climate change and sits on the board of the Institute for Energy & Climate Strategies (IECS).

Tim received his BSE in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an award for cancer research from Bristol-Myers Squibb. He also received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Tim is a member of the State Bar of California and is a US Patent and Trademark Office registered attorney.

The partners call Tim the closer because of his ability to find the best partners and close rounds for our portfolio companies.

Anna Nitschke

VP, FINANCE & OPERATIONS

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Anna Nitschke

VP, FINANCE & OPERATIONS

At Eniac Ventures, Anna manages all financial functions of the firm and its funds, spanning across fund finance strategy, portfolio company monitoring and valuations, LP reporting, and annual tax/audit processes. Anna also runs Eniac’s internal operations including the firm’s legal and HR matters. In addition to keeping things running smoothly at Eniac itself, Anna provides vital support to Eniac’s portfolio companies, ranging from forging strong partnerships with third-party service providers, implementing best practices, and making connections to valuable partners and resources.

Prior to Eniac, Anna worked in business operations for over a decade at various startups, using her broad background in finance, human resources and administration management to help companies scale. She has overseen growth from just a handful of employees to over 100, all while keeping chaos at bay with proactive strategies & processes.

Anna moved from Europe to California in 2004 for college and she graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a BA in Business Management Economics. She is an active member of various Bay Area and NYC venture finance groups.

In her free time, you can find Anna hiking with her husband, daughter, and crazy corgi. In the evenings, Anna turns to her passion for food and wine and is either exploring new restaurants or throwing dinner parties.

Anthony Ha

VP, CONTENT

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Anthony Ha

VP, CONTENT

Anthony handles content and marketing at Eniac. His duties can change from week to week, but they usually involve writing and editing the firm’s blog posts and newsletter, managing its social media presence, and advising portfolio companies on PR strategy.

Before joining Eniac, Anthony spent nearly a decade writing about media, advertising, and miscellaneous startups at TechCrunch, where he also hosted the infamous Startup Battlefield. During his time there, he was named one of the 59 most important tech reporters by Business Insider, an Ultimate Innovator and Disruptor by New York On Tech, and one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine (a designation he’s made even more inaccurate by moving to Harlem).

Anthony grew up in Torrance, California and attended Stanford University. He began his journalism career at the Hollister Free Lance before working at VentureBeat and Adweek.

Beyond his role at Eniac, Anthony also co-hosts Original Content, a weekly podcast featuring in-depth discussions of new streaming shows and movies. A chapbook of his short stories called Love Songs for Monsters was published by the small press Youth in Decline in 2014, and his short fiction has also appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

Anthony misses karaoke very much.

Kristin McDonald

INVESTOR

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Kristin McDonald

INVESTOR

Kristin is an investor based out of our New York office. At Eniac, she combines her love of investing with a passion for supporting bold founders building transformative businesses. While she is a generalist, she is particularly excited about investing in sustainability and climate tech.

The daughter of two Air Force pilots, Kristin grew up moving between New York, Florida, Virginia, and France. She went on to study Environmental Studies and Chinese at Middlebury College, where she also completed internships focused on cleantech investing in Beijing.

After graduation, she joined Point72 as a long/short public equity analyst, spending three years investing in a wide range of consumer and tech companies.

Outside of the office, Kristin loves to travel and is an avid surfer and sailor.

Dan Jaeck

INVESTOR

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Dan Jaeck

INVESTOR

Dan is an investor based out of the New York office. He is passionate about disruptive technology and partnering with transformative founders to build scalable businesses.

Dan began his career at Goldman Sachs in London, where he worked on the Emerging Market Equities desk covering clients across Europe. He then moved to New York joining the U.S. Equity Research division at Goldman Sachs, where he covered consumer internet and video game companies. He studied International Business and Finance at Northeastern University.

Dan loves to spend time outdoors, particularly on a tennis court or near a lake.

Tim Wang

INVESTOR

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Tim Wang

INVESTOR

Tim is an investor based on our New York office. He began his career at J.P. Morgan in New York, where he advised fintech and lending businesses on M&A and capital markets activities. He then transitioned to invest in these same end markets at Lightyear Capital, a private equity firm.

Tim is particularly excited about enterprise technology across developer tools, AI/ML, automation, fintech, and proptech. Outside of work, you can find him on dining adventures, at a poker table, in the gym, tending to his collectibles, and trying to succeed at investing in public and private markets (personal investments include Lunar, BeyondHQ, SmartRent, IonQ).

Lacey Wisdom

INVESTOR

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Lacey Wisdom

INVESTOR

Lacey Wisdom is an investor working out of Eniac’s New York office. She’s particularly interested in disruption in the industrial/logistics space, the democratization of media, sustainability, and proptech.

Lacey began her career at J.P. Morgan in New York, which she joined as an intern focused on food producers and food retailers, and where she later became a transportation and logistics analyst. She then transitioned into an investment analyst role at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she was a generalist largely focused on underwriting investments in private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds.

She spends her free time attending free concerts in Prospect Park — especially when afrobeats, soca, or reggae are involved. She also enjoys hiking until her knees are numb.

Regan Gore

PLATFORM & OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

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Regan Gore

PLATFORM & OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Regan Gore is a platform and operations associate at Eniac, where she works on everything from administration to HR to finance. Her passion for building communities comes in handy as she works with our founders and strengthens Eniac’s internal culture.

Regan graduated from Dartmouth and is currently getting her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She began her career in private equity-focused consulting and executive search in New York. During the pandemic, she taught first grade at an all-boys school while also working part-time as community manager at January Ventures.

Outside of work, she loves to bake (especially for others), spend time outdoors, do Pilates, and try new restaurants.

Dan Donovan

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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Dan Donovan

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Dan is Eniac’s EA and head traffic cop. He keeps all of our General Partners, VPs, and analysts pointed in the right direction and where they need to be throughout working hours. His responsibilities include calendar management for the team, as well as correspondence with founders, LPs, and all of Eniac’s family of friends.

In his free time you will find Dan golfing, woodworking, and trying to be the best dad he can be to his two kids.

Dan went to the University of Rhode Island and holds a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture as well as a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Ashford University. He has worked in civil and environmental engineering, land development as well as personal finance. Dan has been a military spouse for 12 years, married to a career officer in the US Navy. He has worked remotely for Eniac for several years while stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and now at Quantico, Virginia.