John Frankel, Founder of ff Venture Capital

John Frankel

John Frankel

John Frankel founded ff Venture Capital as an early stage venture fund because he saw a market that was not being served well by established venture funds. 

There is a VC funding gap, that not only starves early stage companies of capital, but also of advice and expertise, impacting companies ability to grow and attract talent.  John Frankel has been an early-stage venture investor for over ten years, with a broad portfolio of investments.  He has worked closely with entrepreneurs in a variety of fields and has experience advising start-ups.

Mr. Frankel started his business career with Arthur Anderson & Co. in the audit and insolvency divisions.  He spent the following twenty one years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in a variety of roles that involved technology development, reengineering, and capital markets.  His primary focus is helping early stage companies deploy lightweight disruptive business models to become the low cost player in their respective market.

Mr. Frankel was an early stage investor and director of Quigo Technologies, Inc. which was purchased by AOL in December 2007.  He has also served on the boards of, ClearPath Immigration, Klout,, StrongTech, The Goldman Sachs Trust Company and, and is a member of the board of advisors of and OrcaOne.

Mr. Frankel earned a Master of Arts from New College, Oxford where he studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Logic, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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