Dan Mindus

MANAGING PARTNER

Dan Mindus is a Managing Partner at NextGen Venture Partners. Before founding NextGen, Dan was a Vice President at the New Vantage Group, an early-stage investing firm in Washington, DC. Dan has been included twice on Washingtonian magazine's list of 100 DC Tech Titans. He started his career at the Gerson Lehrman Group, an investment research firm in New York City. He holds a BA from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Brett Gibson

MANAGING PARTNER

Prior to NextGen, Brett was in corporate development at LivingSocial, a venture-backed ecommerce firm. A graduate of the Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia, Brett has an extensive background in investing and acquisitions, including experience with The Carlyle Group. Brett currently serves in the Army National Guard and he's qualified as a U.S. Army Ranger.

Lisa Cuesta

VICE PRESIDENT

Prior to NextGen, Lisa worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and Google where she was involved in developing and executing product launches for several cybersecurity, ecommerce, and media businesses. Lisa graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Brian Vahaly

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Prior to NextGen, Brian held several COO roles for VC funds, most recently with the investment firm Venturehouse Group. He is a former pro tennis player, and was top 100 on the ATP tour. Brian holds a BS in Finance from the University of Virginia.

Chris Keller

MANAGING PARTNER

Prior to NextGen, Chris was founder and CEO of FollowUp.cc, an email productivity service acquired by Argon Technologies. He also ran the Labs division at HubSpot and co-founded Fafarazzi, the world's first online fantasy entertainment league. Chris has been an active angel investor and supporter of the Boston startup ecosystem.

Jon Bassett

MANAGING PARTNER

Prior to NextGen, Jon was a Principal at Silverton Partners, a $150M Austin-based fund where he led deal-sourcing and due diligence. A graduate of Davidson College, Jon has an extensive background in public equity finance and early-stage investing, including experience with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and as an Instructor at USC Marshall School of Business.

Callum Booker

ASSOCIATE

Prior to NextGen, Callum was a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Through this experience he developed a deep understanding of the public securities markets. At NextGen, Callum is responsible for sourcing and investing in amazing early-stage companies. This is done in partnership with our Venture Partners who operate on the front lines of their respective industries. Callum received his B.B.A in Finance & Investments with a Minor in Law and Policy from Baruch College.

Corinne Smeriglio

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Prior to joining NextGen, Corinne worked at Venturehouse Group, a DC based Venture Capital firm. Corinne graduated with a degree in Marketing from Radford University.