Ana has lived all over the United States (including 7 different states before the age of 4) but will always consider herself a proud native East Coaster. Growing up in the suburbs of Princeton, New Jersey, her desire to explore a new city led her to Boston, where she attended Northeastern University.
At the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Ana was able to kick start her business career studying Finance and Accounting while also minoring in International Affairs. She also took advantage of Northeastern’s “co-op program,” which allowed her to work full-time (up to six months) at a variety of companies: including PwC in Boston, Wellington Management Company in London, Morgan Stanley in New York City, and Summit Partners. This experience is where she cut her teeth in growth equity and tech investing.
During her senior year, Ana and a few friends founded Huntington Angels Network, a platform for connecting top-tier student startups with Boston-area angels and VCs. Ana remains an advisor and has since expanded into a dedicated venture fund, investing in and partnering with student founders looking for pre-seed and seed-stage financing. Ana’s interest in building genuine connections with tech founders and helping them on their journey ultimately led her to Founders Circle.