April 29, 2014
The tech world saw a big shakeup this afternoon as Paul Singh, the founder of Disruption Corporation, announced that George Kellerman will be moving cross-country from Silicon Valley to work with him in Virginia. Kellerman, a previous partner at 500 Startups, will become a partner in Crystal Tech Fund (CTF) as well as join the Disruption team full time. The decision to bring Kellerman on board was made to help Disruption and CTF fulfill their mission to build a new kind of asset management and financial services firm for the private market. They’ve had an impressive track record over the past few months hiring for the mainstream, investing in post-seed companies, creating new products, and building a tech city: Kellerman is the icing on the cake.
“George will bring boundless energy, the discipline of his military and legal background, and a solid track record of execution to Disruption Corporation — and to the greater DC tech community, too,” says Singh. “You’ll often hear investors claim that ‘it’s all about the team’ when it comes to assessing investment opportunities. I’m confident that they’re wrong: it’s not about the team, it’s about what the team can do.”
Singh is confident that Kellerman will be able to elevate the Disruption and CTF teams to a new level of performance as they push forward in their ventures. He’ll definitely be a major asset, and all of us at Tech Cocktail wish Kellerman the best of luck in his new role alongside Singh.
Tech Cocktail CEO Frank Gruber and COO Jen Consalvo are investors in Disruption Corporation through the angel group NextGenAngels. Tech Cocktail VP of marketing and community development Justin Thorp is an advisor in Disruption Corporation.
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