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 development, as well as advising portfolio companies on their public relations, social media, branding, and communications. 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.