About the NEVCA

The NEVCA works to make Massachusetts the best place in the world to start new companies: building relationships among founders and investors; amplifying the voice of Massachusetts’ entrepreneurial community; connecting top students with startups; and advocating for innovation-friendly public policy. With 700+ venture capital professionals from 80+ firms, its members collectively manage more than $50 billion in capital.


Jody Rose


Executive Director

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Vice: Chocolate… preferable warm and covered with ice cream.
  • Sweat obsession: Jody can be found obsessively tracking her steps and competing with friends via her activity tracker.

Jody was born in the Borough of Brooklyn, NYC, and has held executive-level roles with both enterprise corporations and lean startups, focusing primarily on corporate development in mobile, eCommerce and digital media. Most recently, Jody served as the SVP of Corporate Development and Digital Strategy at NYC event production agency Blueprint. Prior, Jody led National Mobile and Brand Partnerships for micro-location mobile marketing platform, Swirl Networks. She began her career in cable and telecommunications, where she held multiple sales and marketing positions, and quickly rose through the ranks at powerhouses such as MTV Networks, The Food Network, and HGTV. Before joining Swirl Jody was with Rue La La, where she launched Rue Local before heading national partnerships through the company’s acquisition.

Jody’s experience includes numerous board positions within the telecommunications and media industries, and she previously served as a director for My Sister’s Keeper, a humanitarian organization focused on educating and financially empowering women in South Sudan. During her spare time Jody enjoys volunteering, snowboarding, traveling, cooking and – most importantly – spending time with her family.

Ari F. Glantz

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Program Manager

  • Hometown: Cambridge, MA
  • Pathfinder: Ari navigated over 15,000 km without GPS, completing a full circuit of the Australian continent. Success took 10 months and 4 camper vans, all of which were older than he is.
  • Socks: Loves them.

Ari manages development, events, and partnerships at the New England Venture Capital Association. Prior to joining the NEVCA, he spent three years negotiating challenging people, places, and situations in a conflict management role. Before that, it’s a blur: Paris, Australia, Cambodia, and San Francisco; as an au pair, baseball player, backpacker, and entrepreneur, (respectively). Ari‘s passion for innovation and adventure was fostered at Vassar College, where he joined his first startup, captained the baseball team, met his wife, and catalyzed his conviction that diversity and collaboration are the lifeblood of invention. As a native Cantabrigian, Ari is personally invested in seeing the startup ethos of Kendall Sq. influence the region at large.

Sarah Case

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Program Manager

  • Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
  • Just add Water: Sarah is happiest near or on the water whether she is running on the beach with her dog, sailing in Scituate Harbor or surfing in Costa Rica.
  • Fixer Upper: Sarah and her husband are (slowly but surely) fixing up their house – what used to be the Women’s Club of Scituate.
Sarah Case is a Program Manager at the New England Venture Capital Association and Founder of TechGen. She is originally from the Bay Area and moved east to attend Wellesley College, where she majored in French and Economics. Sarah’s first foray into the local innovation community was as an intern at Boston World Partnerships and it was there that she developed a passion for making Boston an accessible global hub for business. After college, Sarah worked in private banking and continued to engage with startups, entrepreneurs, and investors as she officially made Boston her home. Sarah is currently pursuing her MBA at Babson College and lives in Scituate with her husband and their goldendoodle, Bugsy.

Ben Bungert


Program Associate

  • Hometown: Mattapoisett, MA
  • Favorite Joke: His family’s “fleet” of priuses (or prii, if you’re with the in-crowd)
  • Self-identifier: Sassy

Ben is currently putting the finishing touches on his undergraduate degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, where he is President of the Entrepreneurs Club. He originally joined the NEVCA as a Brand Manager for the internship program, TechGen, transitioned into a paid internship, then just basically hung around. Eventually, he wound up hired. When he’s not doing what he loves most (meeting new people), he can be found singing (or generally being weird) in the office, and feels very lucky that the team generally supports this behavior. Ben thrives off the constantly rotating challenges endemic to the world of startups, and the drive to constantly better himself and the community around him. Here’s to [at least] another year of hard work, an incredible team and the platform to advocate for the people of this great city.

Careers at the NEVCA

Research, Events, and Administrative Intern

What we’re about: The NEVCA strives to make Boston the best place in the world to start and grow new companies. Representing investors at firms across the spectrum—from small to large, tech to life science—we believe that venture capital is most effective when invested in strong people, daring ideas, and supportive environments. Guided by that principle, the NEVCA supports its membership by championing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Where we live: We call Cambridge home—the CIC in Kendall Sq. to be exact—but we play all over the startup ecosystem. 

Who you are: You’re smart, extremely detail oriented, and an excellent communicator, both on paper and in person. You’re curious about the venture capital and startup worlds, and you’re a savvy researcher who can process information quickly. You have excellent time management and organizational skills and an ability to work independently.

A bit about the job: The NEVCA is lean, fast-paced, and thinks big. We seek an ambitious, talented intern to help us realize the lofty goals we’ve set for the spring. This is a paid position for a rock star contributor—not a coffee elf. In this role, you’ll actively participate in all the cool stuff (like event production, relationship management, and content creation), but you won’t be afraid to help out with the dirty work either (like stuffing nametags, doing research, and writing thank you notes.)

Why it’s the internship of your dreams: Get an insider’s view both on how a fast moving, entrepreneurial organization works, and on the world of Boston venture capital and startup companies. You’ll meet dozens of VCs and entrepreneurs, build critical skills for managing a high performance organization, and get a foot in the door of Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

How to get it: Send us a resume and an awesome cover-something… Is it a letter? A PowerPoint? A video? A collage? The choice is yours! Address your response to the Program Manager (Ari Glantz) at apply@newenglandvc.org. And don’t be shy. We’re looking for creative people, so maybe use the word “creative” somewhere in your application…