Matt is a co-founder and Managing Partner of ManchesterStory Group, LLC. Matt is an experienced venture capital investor with 21 years of lead investor experience at Pappajohn Capital Resources. Matt has been focused on early-stage through growth-stage healthcare and technology companies assisting more than 50 companies during his more than 21 years at Pappajohn Capital Resources. Matt received a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa.
Alex Whitney is an Analyst at ManchesterStory Group, LLC. Previously, Alex was with DLA Piper's Venture Pipeline in NY where he was responsible for helping advise early to growth stage companies on raising capital, while also helping manage the DLA Venture Fund. Alex also has a background in startup operations from his work with Varsity Views, an early-stage Chicago-based media technology company. In addition to his background in structured venture, Alex has been an active angel investor in early stage companies across multiple sectors. Alex received a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Dave is a co-founder and Managing Partner of ManchesterStory Group, LLC. Dave has been an investment professional and entrepreneur for the last 29 years, most of that time as owner of Miles Capital, Inc., a $4.8 billion insurance company-focused asset management firm. In addition to Dave’s investment experience, he brings leadership and operating experience to the firm and our partner companies. Dave received a B.A. from Drake University, J.D. from Harvard Law School and MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Juan Manuel Abundes
Juan Abundes joined ManchesterStory Group, LLC in June 2017 as a consultant. Juan worked for several years in the healthcare industry as a Research Scientist at Genentech, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson working on drugs in Oncology, Immunology and OTC. Juan is an active entrepreneur and later joined Impact Venture Capital while pursuing his MBA. His experience with Impact focused on early stage investments where he helped manage deal flow, operations, advising early-stage startups, fundraising, and expansion of Impact’s accelerator program. Juan received both his B.S. in Biochemistry and MBA from University of the Pacific.
ManchesterStory Advisory Board
With 45 years of insurance industry experience, Michael O’Halleran chairs ManchesterStory’s Board of Advisors. Mike was the founding CEO of Aon Re and later the Executive Chairman of Aon Benfield, the largest reinsurance brokerage capital advisory firm in the world. He has also served on the board of directors of Allegiance Corporation, Cardinal Health, CareFusion Corporation and NuVasive Inc. In addition to providing critical advice and insights, Mike connects the firm to key insurance and healthcare thought leaders and executives and identifies attractive startup companies for potential investment.