MEET PAUL GERMAIN
Following graduation from Harvard Business School, Paul worked at Goldman Sachs, where he served both as Partner and Co-Head of the US Client Franchise in Prime Brokerage. He served as Global Head of Prime Services at Credit Suisse before joining Stone Ridge Asset Management where he serves as Head of Alternative Lending and Real Estate, and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
MEET CHARLIE O'DONNELL
Charlie O'Donnell is the sole Partner and Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. The fund makes seed and pre-seed investments and was the first venture firm located in Brooklyn--where he was born and raised. Brooklyn Bridge invested in the first rounds of The Wing, Canary, Hungryroot, Ample Hills, Clubhouse, Imagen, and goTenna among others.
Working in venture capital since 2001, he apprenticed his way through the asset class with analyst roles on the original Union Square Ventures team as well as at the General Motors pension fund--a long time limited partner in many top tier funds.
Charlie is one of only a dozen individuals to be named to Business Insider's 100 Most Influential People in NY Tech five or more times. He served on the founding board of the New York Tech Meetup and is one of the group's first 100 members. He has spoken at SXSW and Techcrunch Disrupt.
Charlie has done four Ironman 70.3s, four marathons, and founded the kayaking program in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
MEET MENDY RASKIN
At only twenty-five years old, Mendy Raskin successfully sold his tech startup geogif to Tiktok in 2019. He then founded Raskin Risers, a real estate investment firm which acquired over $60 million in value add real estate in the first year.