BNY Mellon Announces Ascent Program’s 2024 Venture Capital Advisory Board 

APRIL 3, 2024

BNY Mellon is pleased to introduce the Ascent Program’s 2024 Venture Capital Advisory Board (VCAB), a panel of leading global investors who will offer insight and guidance to Ascent Program participants.

The Ascent Program offers startups the opportunity to refine their product roadmap and enhance their technology to accelerate their overall growth. Through the program, participants collaborate with a global panel of BNY Mellon executives, engineers, clients and the VCAB to evaluate their offerings and help them to solve challenges in the financial ecosystem. 


The VCAB plays a critical role in the Ascent Program by providing valuable feedback, counsel and strategic guidance to participating companies.


Board Members include:

  • David Haber, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Bukie Adebo Umeano, Anthemis Group
  • Matt Harris, Bain Capital Ventures
  • Vivek Krishnamurthy, Commerce Ventures
  • Evan Hahn, Insight Partners
  • Urvashi Barooah, Redpoint Ventures
  • Stephanie Khoo, Nyca Partners
  • Lindsay Fitzgerald, Vesey Ventures

“We are honored to welcome these esteemed investors who bring a wealth of knowledge and unparalleled expertise across the fintech and B2B enterprise ecosystem,” said Marianna Lopert-Schaye, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation (SPIN) at BNY Mellon. “Their guidance will be instrumental to our Ascent graduates and our portfolio companies as they continue to navigate a rapidly changing landscape.”


BNY Mellon’s Ascent Program is just one example of the firm’s commitment to pioneering innovation across the global financial industry for 240 years – creating new solutions for clients and communities worldwide.



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