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Beri Meric

Beri is a Founder and Managing Partner of ExistVenture. Previously, Beri was a Firmwide Strategist and investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He is passionate about identifying and developing high potential ventures and individuals. His areas of interest include niche networks, radical collaboration platforms, branding, corporate strategy, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Beri received his MBA from the Harvard Business School, and completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and International Relations at Brown University and the London School of Economics. Born in Turkey, Beri grew up in Scotland and the US, and currently resides in New York.

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Philipp Triebel

Philipp is a Founder and Managing Partner of ExistVenture. Previously, Philipp worked in a principal investing group at Goldman Sachs and Apax Partners in London where he specialized in private equity, venture capital and clean technology. He is passionate about connecting people through niche communities. His areas of interest in include niche networks, venture capital and private equity. Philipp received his MBA from the Harvard Business School, his Masters in Economics from Cambridge University and his Bachelor in Economics from the London School of Economics. Born in Germany, Philipp grew up in the United Kingdom and currently resides in New York.

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Christian Vizcaino

Christian is a Partner of ExistVenture. Previously, Christian was a tech banker at J.P. Morgan where he provided strategic and financial advice to emerging and established technology companies. He did work for clients including Apple, eBay, Facebook, First Solar, GE, IBM, PayPal, SolarCity, Sony, Square and Visa, among others. Christian was also previously a Lean and operations management executive at GE, primarily focused on the Automation and Power & Water businesses. He is passionate about technology and the role it plays in our lives. Christian received his MBA from Harvard Business School and is an engineer by training.

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Arya Bolurfrushan

Arya is a Venture Partner of ExistVenture. Previously, Arya was a part of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Strategy Group in New York. His work included strategic asset allocation for large clients, and producing industry leading research on modeling private equity, hedge fund and commodity returns. He is a member of the management team at RAK Petroleum and a director of the Arya Insurance Brokerage Company. Arya received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and attained an Accelerated Masters degree and Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Finance & Economics at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Karolina Novitska

A highly accomplished designer, Karolina has over eleven years of experience in the design industry. Since the start of her professional career, she has designed branding for hundreds of clients including Adobe, J.P. Morgan, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Hospital Association, and The Trustees of Reservations. She has also served as a creative director and a lead usability consultant on a number of start-ups. She is a recipient of the Adobe Design Achievement Award, and holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Emmanuel College and an MFA in Interactive Design from the Massachusetts College of Art. Born in Ukraine, she has since lived in London, San Francisco, Boston and currently resides in New York.