Meet the Team: Nancy Fechnay, Towerview Ventures

Watch an interview with Towerview Ventures Partner Nancy Fechnay

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Nancy Fechnay serves as Partner of Towerview Ventures, a fund for Duke alumni and friends of the community. During her 15-year career in the investment and startup space, Nancy has co-founded three tech companies and worked at established VCs like Kleiner Perkins, GE Ventures, and Flight Ventures. Watch an interview with Nancy to learn about her role at Towerview Ventures, what excites her about venture capital, and why she chose to join Alumni Ventures.

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Nancy Fechnay
Nancy Fechnay
Partner, Towerview Ventures

Nancy Fechnay has been a part of the investment and startup world for nearly 15 years. She co-founded three tech companies, resulting in one exit and one seed stage “future of work” company (backed by AtomicoAngels and Outlier in Europe). Nancy worked for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and GE Ventures before becoming a partner at Flight Ventures (largest syndicate in the world) in 2015. Nancy has invested alongside well known U.S. and EU-based firms, such as Greycroft, Google Ventures, A16Z, Bessemer, Balderton, and Octopus Ventures. She is currently a partner in Flight Ventures and a Partner for Alumni Ventures’ Towerview Ventures fund. Nancy regularly speaks at events and advises companies on how to keep adapting and growing through fast-paced change. Past speaking engagements include SXSW, SLUSH, Google HQ, and Web Summit. Nancy has a B.S. in Engineering from UVA and an MBA and an MEM from Duke University. She enjoys kitesurfing and international travel.

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