Brian has worked extensively with emerging technology companies operating in a variety of U.S., European, and South American markets. As a Partner at JANVEST Capital, Brian is a member of the firm’s investment committee and is responsible for fund marketing and investor relations, as well as advising portfolio companies on their communications, go-to-market strategies, and business development efforts abroad. Prior to JANVEST, Brian served as Director of Marketing for 21Ventures LLC, a U.S.-based alternative energy, security, and mobile technology venture fund where he was responsible for developing and executing more effective market entry and expansion strategies for the firm’s 45+ portfolio companies. Under his guidance, 21Ventures launched Expansion Media; a consultancy dedicated to providing technology start-ups with capital efficient marketing and business development solutions. Brian graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a B.A. in Journalism from the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, a B.A. in Jewish Studies, and a Minor in Hebrew.