Tectonic Ventures Reshaping the horizon

Remarkable founders have a vision that will shift the future.

At Tectonic Ventures…

We find and partner with those independent thinkers who have what it takes to realize their vision. 

We join teams from the first spark of a new idea and nurture them through world-class execution. 

We invest time and energy as trusted advisers, starting even before a company is founded. 

We not only provide capital, experience, and an expansive network, we bring the mindset of an entrepreneur — we know the fear, the adrenalin, the hard work, the rough times, and the triumph. 

Together, we can uncover earth-shattering opportunities among the shifts and innovations happening in the business landscape.

Together, we can reshape the horizon.

The Team

The Tectonic Team The Tectonic Team

Morris
Miller

Managing Partner

CEO and Co-Founder at Xenex. Started and managed numerous investments and has been an advisor to many successful startups.

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Matthew
Rhodes-Kropf

Managing Partner

Seasoned investment professional with decades of experience. Matt teaches entrepreneurship in the Finance department at MIT.

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Advisors

Sebastian Ceria, Ph.D.

Sebastian Ceria, Ph.D.

Sebastian Ceria is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axioma, the leading provider of innovative risk-management, portfolio-construction, and risk and regulatory reporting solutions that unify front, middle and back office functions at financial institutions worldwide.

David Coats, M.B.A.

David Coats, M.B.A.

David Coats is a founder and Managing Director of Correlation Ventures.

Shikhar Ghosh, M.B.A.

Shikhar Ghosh, M.B.A.

Shikhar Ghosh is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. He was selected by BusinessWeek as one of the best Entrepreneurs in the US, Forbes as one of the ‘Masters of the Internet Universe,’ and Fortune as the CEO of one of the 10 most innovative companies in the US.

Felda Hardymon, Ph.D.

Felda Hardymon, Ph.D.

Felda Hardymon is a partner in Bessemer’s Cambridge, Mass. office. He focuses on investments in the software, communications and storage sectors

Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D.

Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D.

Glenn Hubbard is the Dean at Columbia Business School and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.

Nathan Kundtz, Ph.D.

Nathan Kundtz, Ph.D.

Dr. Nathan Kundtz is the founder and Chief Executive Officer and President of Kymeta® Corporation. Kymeta has been recognized for its disruptive technology that will make mobile communications more accessible and secure the world over.

Ari Kushner, Ph.D.

Ari Kushner, Ph.D.

Ari Kushner is a General Partner at Kushner Capital Partners, as well as the CFO & Director of Entanglement Technologies, Inc. Ari specializes in investment in early stage technology, biotech, financial, and other non-real estate companies.

Ernest Mario, Ph. D.

Ernest Mario, Ph.D.

Ernest Mario began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a research scientist in 1966. He has lead four drug companies as CEO: Glaxo, Alza, Reliant, and his current company, Capnia. In 2007 he was awarded the Remington Medal, pharmacy’s highest honor, and is namesake of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers.

Vinay Nair, Ph.D.

Vinay Nair, Ph.D.

Vinay Nair is the founding partner of 55 Capital, a professor, and an author. He is currently a visiting professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Susan C. Schnabel, M.B.A.

Susan C. Schnabel, M.B.A.

Susan C. Schnabel is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of aPriori Capital Partners.

Tom Tinsley, M.B.A.

Tom Tinsley, M.B.A.

Tom Tinsley is the Advisory Director of General Atlantic and serves on the boards of Intermedia, Stroz Friedberg and Trax Technologies. He specializes in strategy and global expansion.

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Our Portfolio

Kymeta 55 Capital The Xenex Humantics

Selected Past Investments

Adometry Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Axioma
Enchanted Rock Reliability Services Golfballs.com Rackspace