Birchmere Ventures’ Ned Renzi


Ned Renzi co-founded Birchmere Ventures and has been investing in Pittsburgh for more than two decades.

After spending the previous night furiously preparing for launch, we celebrated our first official day as a company interviewing one of Pittsburgh’s biggest VC investors.

You cannot have a tech boom without an abundance of startup capital. While taking money from a VC is the wrong move for 99% of businesses, fast-growing tech firms rely on investors like Ned to help them scale quickly and build amazing software.

Ned schooled us on his firm’s investing philosophy, key Saas (Software-as-a-Service) metrics he pays attention to, and why he’s recently gotten obsessed with fasting in the morning. Even if you never intend to raise outside capital (like us), this is still a stimulating and valuable conversation.

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