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Fordham Angel Fund Fellows

Tigerlily Cooley

Tigerlily Cooley

Tigerlily is a senior in Fordham’s Global Business Honors Program. She is the founder of Fordham’s Undergraduate Women in Business club (Girl Boss), which was voted Fordham’s best student organization in 2019. She developed her passion for women’s empowerment and business from managing the all-girl indie rock band, Bleachbear, for which she is also the singer and lead guitarist. Bleachbear released three albums which received international airplay, won national song composition awards, and was named “Seattle’s Best Underage Band” by Seattle Weekly in 2014. She has worked in venture capital at both Female Founders Fund and FuturePerfect Ventures and spent last summer as a Private Wealth Management Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Her favorite hobby is international travel. Although a Seattle native, she has worked and studied abroad in Barcelona, London, and Medellin.

Matthew Nguyen

Matthew Nguyen

Matthew Nguyen is a junior at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business majoring in Finance and minoring in Philosophy. He enjoys reading about entrepreneurship, fashion, and consumer demands. He hopes to bring his experience from his past internships at startups and banking to help students and their companies thrive in the FAF program.

Luis Navarro

Luis Navarro

Luis is from Los Angeles, California. Currently, he is a junior in the Gabelli School of Business majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Finance and Economics. Prior to joining FAF, he worked at Maxim Group where he was an Analyst in their Merchant Capital Division which provided a mixture of Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investment Banking services to early-mid stage bio technology companies.

Christian Pankovcin

Christian Pankovcin

As a Fordham student, Christian has deeply engaged with Fordham’s entrepreneurial community. Throughout the last four years, he has spent a lot of time working with the founders at the Fordham Foundry, helping prepare pitches and consulting with founders about their business models, market and brand, legal concerns, and everything in between. Christian has also participated in multiple pitch competitions and volunteered at others. Additionally, Christian is serving as Vice President of the Entrepreneurship Society, further looking to connect the broader Fordham Community to entrepreneurship and its related aspects. Thus, the Fordham Angel Fund is the perfect opportunity to provide students with more than just advice but investment in return for their dedication to changing the Fordham Community and the World.

Julia de Xavier

Julia de Xavier

Julia de Xavier is a junior at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business Lincoln Center Campus. She is Global Business major with a concentration in Finance as part of the Global Business Honors Program. Originally from Toronto, Canada she came to New York to combine a focus on global business with opportunities in the finance capital of the world. She is passionate about investing, finance, and technology and the possible ways these areas can intersect and be applied to global problems.

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