Sri Chandrasekar is Managing Partner of Point72 Ventures, our global venture capital strategy focused on investments in private companies in fintech, deep tech, and enterprise technologies, and is a Managing Partner of Point72 Hyperscale, our private equity strategy that seeks to drive value creation through applied AI.
Sri joined Point72 from In-Q-Tel, an independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA”) and the broader U.S. intelligence community. At In-Q-Tel, Sri led Lab41, an AI-focused Lab that built and delivered solutions to some of the Intelligence Community’s toughest problems. Before Lab41, Sri led the Analytics practice at In-Q-Tel, a role in which he was responsible for setting the investment priorities for a team of technical investment professionals. Prior to In-Q-Tel, Sri spent nearly a decade designing and building communication systems for the military at BAE Systems.
Sri earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from NYU.
Dan Gwak co-leads Point72 Ventures investment activities in artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technologies. He is based in Palo Alto.
Before joining Point72, Dan was a Partner on the Investment Team at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment firm of the CIA and U.S. Intelligence Community. At In-Q-Tel, Dan focused on enterprise analytics and infrastructure companies whose technologies were impactful to the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Previously, Dan was an investment banking analyst in the M&A group at Credit Suisse, a private equity associate at The Carlyle Group and a fireteam leader in the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon and Purple Heart for actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Cornell University.
Kevin Berardinelli is an Operating Partner for Point72 Ventures, supporting investment activities and portfolio companies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and related technologies.
Kevin joined Point72 Ventures from Plaid, a financial technology company based in San Francisco. Prior to Plaid, Kevin led portfolio management at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the CIA and the U.S. Intelligence Community. In his role at In-Q-Tel, he was responsible for managing portfolio company relationships and ensuring the successful delivery of technology solutions to meet U.S. Intelligence Community needs.
Kevin earned his B.A. in Physics from Wake Forest University and his M.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Georgetown University. He is originally from Burlington, Connecticut.
Meena Cruz is based out of Point72 Ventures’ Palo Alto office, where she provides administrative support for the AI team.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Meena was an Executive Assistant at KKR for over ten years, supporting various Private Equity Investment Professionals. She also supported the CEO of Wealth Architects.
Meena is originally from Palo Alto and earned her BS in Commerce (Economics) from Santa Clara University.
Jen Golnick is a Talent Specialist at Point72 Ventures, advising the executive teams of the Artificial Intelligence portfolio on critical talent and organizational effectiveness initiatives. Jen’s responsibilities include hiring and coaching executive team members, driving executive team alignment, and providing subject matter expertise on human capital issues and challenges.
Prior to joining Point72, Jen worked at YSC, specializing in leadership strategy, assessment, and development for Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies. She was previously at Deloitte in their Human Capital consulting practice.
Jen received her B.A. in Psychology from Washington University St. Louis and her M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University. She is certified in Hogan Assessments (HPI, HDS, and MVPI) and has completed intensive executive coaching training from the College of Executive Coaching.
Cesar Lugo is based out of Point72 Ventures’ Palo Alto office, where he provides IT support to both the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. In this role he considers abstract technological applications to meet each unique need of the team, forcing him to be quick, innovative, and to think outside the box.
Prior to joining the Firm, Cesar has had various IT roles at AIG Trading Group, RBS, Basso Capital Management, Sempra Energy Trading, and Société Générale.
Cesar is originally from Inwood Heights, New York and earned his AAS in Computer Programming from LaGuardia Community College.
Chris Morales is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures. In this role, he invests in AI model-driven businesses tackling a variety of challenges across the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Chris was a Technology, Media, Telecommunications Associate at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division, where he advised leading technology clients on M&A, debt, and equity financings.
Earlier, Chris served as an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons Systems Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he flew combat missions in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. During his last two years on active duty, he was assigned as a flight instructor responsible for teaching aircrew the techniques, tactics, and procedures of the F/A-18.
Chris earned his B.S. in Political Science with Merit at the United States Naval Academy, his J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his M.B.A at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jocelyn Morales is an Administrative Assistant supporting the Artificial Intelligence team in Palo Alto.
Prior to joining Point72, Jocelyn was an Executive Administrative Assistant at Holland & Associates and a Marketing Administrator at Simon Property Group.
Jocelyn earned her BA in Communications from California State University, Los Angeles.
Arjo Mozumder is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures, based in Palo Alto. He is responsible for sourcing, diligence, and execution on artificial intelligence investments. Arjo’s focus areas include industrial AI/robotics, autonomous vehicles, and other field-specific themes such as oil & gas and agriculture.
Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Arjo was a Founding Fellow at the Blackstone LaunchPad in Austin and founded Convergent, a cross-disciplinary innovation program and non-profit incubator.
Arjo earned his B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Barbara Jordan Legacy Award for his lasting impact on the school. Arjo spends his free time seeking inspiration in music, nature, and people.
Ivy Nguyen is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures. In this role, she invests in AI model-driven businesses applying artificial intelligence to solve a broad range of problems that traditional software could not tackle.
Prior to joining Point72, Ivy was an Accelerator Program Manager at Imagine H2O, a Senior Associate at NewGen Capital, and an Associate at Zetta Venture Partners. During her career, Ivy has been named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Venture Capital, joined the Steering Committee for First Republic Bank Rising Stars in VC, and has been published in TechCrunch and VentureBeat.
Originally from Ba Ria, Vietnam, Ivy graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. While attending Stanford, she was the Managing News Editor of the Stanford Daily and runs AI-ROI.com, a collection of playbooks for startup founders to build AI model-driven businesses.