Ron invests in early-stage startup companies as Managing Partner and Head of the AV Seed fund at Alumni Ventures, the most active VC firm in the United States. Ron has spent his career in a variety of entrepreneurial, leadership, and business development roles. He has been an angel investor and advisor to over a dozen technology startups. Ron was Co-Founder and CEO of TravelPerk, a VC-backed travel management platform that is now a "unicorn" company with thousands of employees and customers across the globe. Prior to TravelPerk, he started the B2B division of Booking.com and before that was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Ron began his career at Lycos, one of the web’s pioneer search engine/web portals. Ron graduated from Babson College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the author of the impact-focused Higher Purpose Venture Capital Blog on Substack. An avid world traveler, having visited over 140 countries and all 50 states, Ron lives outside of Boston with his wife and two daughters.