Breakfast with an Investor: Closed Loop Partners
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About the Event
Hosted by Bonnie Halper, Founder and Editor in Chief, StartupOneStop NewsletterAbout our Investor:
René Paula, Venture Partner, works with the Closed Loop Venture Fund team to source, diligence and execute new transactions while supporting existing portfolio companies. René is the Chief Operating Officer of Bionic, an enterprise-growth company that helps Fortune 500/Global 2000 launch new businesses, make early-stage investments (CVC) and facilitate startup partnerships and acquisitions. René was previously with Zx Ventures (the captive private equity and venture capital arm of ABInBev), Audible.com (acquired by Amazon) and HSBC Securities (its investment bank). Earlier in his career, René was a corporate attorney with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. During his career, René has executed more than four dozen venture capital investments, over two dozen capital raising transactions in the public markets that raised over $9 billion, and more than two dozen M&A transactions worth over $20 billion. René is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he earned a BS degree in Finance and Accounting, and Columbia Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.
Hannah Friedman, Investment Associate, works on the Closed Loop Ventures Group team to manage the pipeline, including sourcing and initial due diligence. She assists with deep diligence support, market research and operational support. Hannah also helps manage impact reporting for CLVG’s portfolio. Hannah earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, majoring in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Visual Arts. She is currently pursuing an MS in Sustainability Management at Columbia University.
About the Fund: Closed Loop Partners is a New York based investment firm that provides equity and project finance to scale products, services and infrastructure at the forefront of the development of the circular economy, investing in every stage of the circular economy. We always keep the group small so that everyone has a chance to participate.