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Introducing the New Redhawk Ventures Team

The Department of Entrepreneurship and the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship are excited to introduce newly elected RedHawk Ventures Executive Team members for 2024-2025. Listed left-to-right and top-to-bottom, the executive team includes:

  • Katherine McIntosh (Co-Managing Director, MU '25 in Finance and Incoming U.S. Finance Intern at McDonald's)

  • Grace Galloway (Co-Managing Director, MU '25 in Finance and Entrepreneurship and Financial Planning Analyst with CBTS)

  • Ryan Mateyo (Director of Talent, MU '26 in Honors Finance and Valuation Fellow at CincyTech)

  • Matthew Brady (Director of Investment and Portfolio, MU '27 in Finance and Entrepreneurship)

  • Liam McAllister (Director of Communications, MU '25 in Finance and Entrepreneurship)

Established in 1999, RedHawk Ventures, the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship’s $500,000 seed-stage venture investment fund, is one of the first undergraduate student-managed seed stage venture capital funds in the U.S. and today stands as one of a small group of venture capital funds in the nation run entirely by undergraduate students. RedHawk Ventures invests up to $25,000 into promising Miami University student- and alumni-founded startups and high-growth companies. Student investors manage deal flow and work closely with founders through the venture funding process, including investor pitch presentations, valuation and investment syndication, term sheet preparation, and post-funding management and growth.

The fund celebrated its first exit in 2020 when Chicago-based Digs, cofounded by Pat McLoughlin MU ’10 and Chad Johnson MU ’10, was acquired by Austin-based OJO. Its current portfolio includes Indianapolis-based The Fan's Place (Rory Billing MU '12, Co-Founder and CEO, and Connor Billing MU '13, Co-Founder and COO), Houston-based PlaneAhead (Alex Malebranche, PMP MU '15, Founder and CEO), Portland-based OROS Labs / Solarcore® (Michael Markesbery MU '15, Co-founder and CEO, and Rithvik Venna MU '15, Co-Founder and COO), LA-based Mad Rabbit (Oliver Zak MU '19, Co-Founder and CEO, and Selom Agbitor MU '19, Co-Founder and COO), Chicago-based Blip Energy (Dennis Kontorovich MU '16, Co-Founder), and Pieces for Developers (Tsavo Knott MU '18, Co-Founder and CEO, and Mack Myers MU '16, Co-Founder and COO), among others.

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