The NEVCA works to make Massachusetts the best place in the world to start new companies by championing the community’s top emerging and proven venture-backed companies, connecting top students with startups, and advocating for innovation-friendly public policy. With more than seven hundred venture capital professionals from eighty firms, its members collectively manage more than $50 billion in capital.
Trailblazer: C.A. was one of the first 300 people in Massachusetts to own a Tesla
No Fear: C.A. once shaved her head at summer camp to prove a point
C.A. began her career as a brand manager for Fast Company, working closely with magazine co-founders Bill Taylor and Alan Webber prior to Bertelsmann’s $350 million acquisition. She built entrepreneurial development programs at Boston Collegiate Charter School and Trinity Boston Foundation, then played a strategic marketing role for Whole Foods Market private label group, and ran marketing at Preserve, a leading maker of design driven, sustainable household products. She later served as Director of Marketing at Care.com (NASDAQ: CRCM)during that company’s startup phase. C.A. serves on the board of the Kendall Square Association and is a member of the development committee at the Community Charter School of Cambridge. She is a founding member of Sprout Lenders investing in local farmers and food entrepreneurs. She earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, and her MBA at the Simmons School of Management, and now lives in Cambridge with her husband, Michael, and daughter Georgia.
Green: Sarah walks to work from Charlestown every day, rain or shine
Motivated: Sarah has been known to traipse all over town for a good workout. Yoga? South Boston. Barre? Newbury Street. Barry’s? Downtown Crossing. Pilates? West Newton.
Sarah Sherburne is a Program Manager at New England Venture Capital Association. She is originally from the Bay Area and came to Boston in 2008 to attend Wellesley College, where she studied French and Economics. While at Wellesley, Sarah was the media intern at Boston World Partnerships, where she developed an interest in the Boston Startup Community and a passion for making Boston accessible as a global hub for business. After college, Sarah worked in private banking and continued to engage with startups and entrepreneurs in the area. Sarah’s work as the Intern Program Manager enables her to be more actively involved in Massachusetts’s vibrant startup community and to support its growth. Sarah is currently pursuing her MBA at Babson and lives in Charlestown with her boyfriend and their goldendoodle, Bugsy.
Ari F. Glantz
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 marketing, communications, and events at the New England Venture Capital Association. Prior to joining, he spent three years negotiating difficult people, places, and situations in the human services field. 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 fiancee, and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. As a native Cantabrigian, Ari is personally invested in seeing the startup ethos of Kendall Sq. influence the region at large.
Careers at the NEVCA
Research, Events, and Administrative Intern
The NEVCA seeks a superstar intern for a paid position during the spring of 2015. Alternating between working at the Cambridge Innovation Center (1 Broadway, Cambridge) and telecommuting, you’ll provide 15-20 hours a week of research, events, and administrative support. You must also be able to attend some evening events.
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, and build critical skills for managing a high performance organization. Requirements: 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.