Knoll Ventures is an Atlanta, GA based early-stage venture capital fund that invests in technology-enabled businesses focused on B2B markets. Knoll primarily invests in pre-Series A companies that have demonstrated customer traction and identified actionable near-term growth initiatives. By partnering with founders at this critical stage in the growth process, Knoll makes it possible for pre-Series A companies to create significant value prior to a subsequent round of financing. This strategic approach to growth creates optionality for founders, and improves the probability of a successful outcome for all stakeholders.
Andrew is a General Partner of Knoll Ventures Fund I LP. Prior to establishing the fund, Andrew was Partner and CEO of Knoll Ventures LLC, an Atlanta, GA based family-office that invests across a wide-range of asset classes including venture, growth equity, and real estate. Andrew previously served as Vice President of Investments at Brand Properties and Acquisition Analyst at Centennial Holding Company.
Andrew is actively involved in the technology ecosystem including serving as a member of the Venture Atlanta Board of Directors (2015-2017), mentor at TechStars Atlanta, and mentor at ENGAGE. Andrew has also served as a panelist or judge at events hosted by the National Science Foundation, MIT Enterprise Forum, Technology Association of Georgia, Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, and Harvard Business School. Andrew received a BS in economics from Southern Methodist University, and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Rich is a General Partner of Knoll Ventures Fund I LP. Prior to establishing Knoll Ventures Fund I LP, Rich was President of Ellis Capital, a family-office that invests across a wide-range of technology-enabled businesses across the seed, post-seed, and Series A stages. At Ellis Capital, Rich oversaw all aspects of the investment process. Previously, Rich served as a Hedge Fund analyst at Private Advisors, a multi-billion dollar alternative asset management firm specialized in alternative investment strategies.
Rich is actively involved in the local technology ecosystem, acting in leadership or mentorship positions at Venture Atlanta, TechStars Atlanta, and ENGAGE. Rich holds a MS Commerce degree with a concentration in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce, and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.