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Dartmouth College - The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, MBA 2009
Purdue University, BS 1999
Computer Science, English

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Lucas Nelson

Lucas Nelson is a Principal at Gotham Ventures and is a proud geek; a hacker turned VC. Lucas brings a unique mix of technical depth and business knowledge to bear when Gotham Ventures works with a company. He is most excited by companies that are trying to use technology to make a dent in the universe.

Lucas works most closely with Gotham Ventures Portfolio companies STELLAService and ADstruc as well as his angel investments in Branch, DarkNet, and WayWire. He is a Kauffman Fellow, co-authored The Art of Software Security Testing, chaired DefCon – the largest hacking convention in the US – for 10 years, and has been a member of the NY tech community since 1999.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Branch 3/2012Seed$2M9



  1. Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others ( [edit]
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