Bio: Brian is a co-founder and general partner of REFASHIOND Ventures — an NYC-based, early-stage supply chain technology venture firm that is being built to invest in startups refashioning global supply chains. Prior to co-founding REFASHIOND, Brian gained 10 years of experience in investment research and management. He spent 8 of those years building an early-stage venture firm, KEC Ventures, from scratch. The firm grew to $98M of assets under management distributed across 2 funds, and 51 investments, with a team of 9 people. Brian is also the co-founder of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, a network of grassroots driven communities of people who are obsessively enthusiastic about supply chain, innovation, and technology. The community has nearly 3000 members in its New York City chapter, and nearly 8000 members globally. He studied mathematics and physics for his first degree from Connecticut College, holds an MBA with a specialization in financial instruments and markets from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and is a CFA Institute charterholder. He is also an adjunct professor of supply chain and operations management in the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University. He is a venture partner with Newark Venture partners, and serves as a VC-in-Residence at a business creation platform that is launching in Spring 2021. He blogs at Innovation Footprints and is on Twitter @brianlaungaoaeh. He writes a weekly column as a market expert at FreightWaves, where he focuses on the reinvention of global supply chains from the perspective of an early-stage technology venture capitalist.
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