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About Raleway

Raleway Ventures is dedicated to increasing diversity in the world of private equity investments. By working with a wide range of investment partners, we aim to provide access to valuable opportunities that might otherwise be difficult to find. Our focus on private equity deals in the technology sector allows us to tap into the exciting world of innovation and growth.

Our Team

As part of our deal pipeline, Raleway Ventures invests alongside a number of venture capital firms. Our club is advised in large part by VU Venture Partners in Silicon Valley.


Founder, Raleway Ventures

  • 10+ years as a creative in the entertainment industry

  • 7+ years of operating experience in early-stage start-ups and venture capital

  • Previous venture-backed startup founder in the edtech space. Initial startup capital from VC, Tim Draper of Draper Associates

  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Draper University

  • Former Operator at VC firm, M13 - built EdTech platform to assist venture-backed entrepreneurs in growing and scaling their businesses

  • Operator pivoting to an investor with vertical expertise in the consumer space

  • Obsessed with the future, AR/VR, and innovation in the creator economy

J. Skyler Fernandes

Co-Founder & General Partner, VU Venture Partners

  • Ranked Top 100 Powerlist VC

  • 10+ years of VC/PE Investing, 100+ Portfolio Companies

  • Select Prior Portfolio Companies: Beyond Meat (IPO'd, $14B), Sensity (Acquired by Verizon), ShopKick (Acquired by SK Telecom), Made In Space (Acquired by AE Industrial Partners), FabFitFun ($1B+ valuation)

  • Former Managing Director of Investments at Cleveland Avenue (VC/PE Fund co-founded by Former CEO & President of McDonalds)



Co-Founder & General Partner, VU Venture Partners

  • 25+ years of venture capital and private equity investment and operational experience with entrepreneurial growth companies

  • Early investor in Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Venmo, Wisdom Tree, MakerBot, Magnolia Cupcakes, Concur, Massive

  • Former General Partner for 17 years at RRE Ventures, a leading technology venture capital firm with $1.5B across seven funds

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