Boston Finance Academy continues Boston, Massachusetts’ long heritage of leadership in Finance, Venture Capital, and Education.
The first mutual fund was founded in Boston in 1924 as Massachusetts Investors Trust.
The first venture capital firm was American Research & Development (ARD), founded in 1946 by Harvard Business School professor Georges Doriot.
The first public school in the United States was established in 1635 as the Boston Latin School. And Harvard University was the first collegiate program founded in 1636.
Michael Stern is an Entrepreneur, Investment Advisor, and Teacher. He is the Founder of Massinvestor VC/PE Database and Arlington Investment Advisors.
Amanda Birdsey-Benson, PhD is a Director and Senior Research Analyst at Mellon Financial. She is responsible for research across capitalizations in the Biotechnology industry.
Scott Kirsner is the CEO and Co-Founder of Innovation Leader. He has been a columnist at The Boston Globe since 2000, and writes the weekly “Innovation Economy” column.
Mike Nugent is a Managing Director with Vestigo Ventures, a seed / early-stage FinTech Venture Capital firm. Prior to Vestigo he was the Founding CEO of Bison, a FinTech startup.
Juny Sridhara is the Managing Director of Archimedes Finance, a private investment firm. He previously held positions at BlueCrest Capital Management and Lehman Brothers.
Marc Filerman is the Life Sciences CEO at the German Accelerator, where he mentors startups. He previously held positions at 3Span Health and Cold Spring Harbor.
Carol Svenson is an educator experienced with Nonprofit Organizations, Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, and Public Policy.