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Global Policy Ventures (GPV) is a venture debt firm founded in 2008 that currently focuses on mobile, healthcare technology, and consumer related manufacturing, investing incrementally in subsequent rounds. GPV is creating “CITYFUNDS”, investment rounds focused on the private/public partnership with municipal and state agencies.
GPV’s staff is built by a seasoned team of banking, business, and investment professionals with years of experience in executing lending portfolios, reducing non-performing assets, and researching debt/equity investments for institutional & HNWs investors. GPV reduces investor’s risks by supplementing capital outlays with unrestricted grants from various government sources with partnerships with firms such as CommunityEquityPartners.
GPV works with entrepreneurs by utilizing a “hands on” approach when offering investment lending solutions; not only advising on strategic opportunities, but also working directly with entrepreneurs in managing expansions and improvements that GPV suggests.
GPV also understands public policy domestically and abroad, utilizing that competitive advantage to compliment entrepreneurs that have already worked with other venture or small business development sources to perfect their business plans.
Taj Ahmad Eldridge, MBA, PhD – Founding Partner
Taj founded GPV, LLP after working as a commercial banker with Wells Fargo and managing assets of political and business clients during his tenure with UBS in Beverly Hills. The founding investors with GPV are Taj’s former Wells Fargo and UBS clients. Taj has served on various board since its founding including Textopoly, Rookielook, NewYoo and IvyInvites. Taj developed the idea behind GPV as part of his dissertation (The Political Economy of
Entrepreneurship) that focused on how governments can craft public policy to reduce investment risks while promoting venture investing. Taj is a member of organizations such as the Arab Bankers of North America and RMA. Taj has moderated panel discussions with IPN, Fox Interactive, and a number of others. Taj will visit the University of Porto, Portugal in summer 2009 to speak about mobile and political advocacy. Taj is obtained his PhD from Claremont Graduate University, MBA from Pepperdine University and the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, and BA from Texas A&M University- Commerce. Taj language capacities include Spanish, Arabic.
Ahmir Khalil Gibran – Founding Partner
Ahmir’s background in business consulting in the EMEA provides GPV with the ability to utilize a global market in working with firms to leverage opportunities abroad. Ahmir’s primary background is in management consulting with a U.K. based firm. Ahmir’s language capacities include Hebrew, Urdu and Arabic and he is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
Wilhelm Garnier, PhD candidate – Founding Partner
Will served as health policy liaison staffer with during his tenure in Washington . Wil’s expertise in health policy assists in crafting GPV’s healthcare technology practice. William received his BA from the College of William&Mary and recently completed his PhD degree in Health Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nur Hasaan Nadir – Partner
Nur has over a decade of experience with lending to start-up companies as both a commercial banker with Wells Fargo and Vice-President with Silicon Valley Bank. Nur’s expertise in working with a number of companies in California, Georgia and Washington enables GPV to increase the areas of market expertise domestically. Nur is a graduate of Chapman University.
Sarah Michelle Minter - Administrative Manager