Thatcher Bell

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Thatcher is a Venture Partner at Gotham Ventures, having spent more than a dozen years in the startup community as a venture capitalist and operator..

Thatcher has worked closely with Gotham portfolio companies Sailthru, ADstruc, LendKey, EXPO, Verterra and Widetronix. He also led the firm’s successful investment in SinglePlatform, which was acquired by Constant Contact (NASDAQ:  CTCT). In addition, Thatcher is Investor-in-Residence at Cornell Tech, serves on the Board of Directors of the NY Tech MeetUp, co-chairs the New York chapter of Wharton Private Equity Partners, and co-founded Penn Digital.

Prior to joining Gotham Ventures, Thatcher was a Senior Analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial, where he was a deal team member for the firm’s investments in DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK), Higher One (NYSE: ONE), and Compete (acquired by TNS). Before joining North Hill, Thatcher held business and corporate development roles at enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM) and SharkTank, an online marketplace connecting lawyers and potential clients. Thatcher began his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).

Thatcher received a B.S. cum laude in Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York City. Thatcher lives with his wife and two children in Manhattan. He has been known to ski with his family at every opportunity and to debate the merits of a meal with a food critic on occasion.