People / Fellows and In Residence
Head of Startup Studio
Thatcher Bell is Head of Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, where he works with faculty, students and administrators to help productize and commercialize their research and ideas.
Thatcher has been a venture capitalist for ten years as well as an angel investor, having made approximately 30 investments in technology startups. Thatcher is a Venture Partner at Gotham Ventures, where he has led numerous investments, including Gotham’s investment in SinglePlatform, sold to Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT). He was previously a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One, where he worked on the firm’s investments in DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK) and Higher One (NYSE: ONE).
Before North Hill, Thatcher worked at two different startups after beginning his career as a consultant. He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cornell University and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Thatcher serves on the board of NY Tech Meetup.