Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker

Accredited investor
Member since September 23, 2019
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Baker recently joined Ridge Ventures after spending the past few years working with early-stage venture funds like Ridge, Wing and Hone Capital, as well as companies and accelerators like Passport, Shift, Batch, AngelPad, Techstars and more.

Prior to this, Baker was a Director at Greylock, founding a program to build new data and software systems to find and evaluate new investments. Earlier in his career, Baker was the second employee at AngelList, overseeing 8000 pitches and helping more than 300 startups raise tens of millions of dollars in total funding. During his tenure, pitch circulation and startup introductions at AngelList increased 50-100 percent month over month. Since AngelList, he has worked with more than 1000 founders on their fundraising narratives, strategy and tactics.

Before acquiring his MBA from the University of Oxford, Baker also launched and managed the distribution of low-cost water and energy products in Ethiopia and Senegal, in tandem with Practica Foundation and EnterpriseWorks.