Venture Capital Advisory Board

VCET and portfolio firms benefit from an exceptional, volunteer Venture Capital Advisory Board. These world-class Advisers add significant organizational capacity, market savvy, networking linkages and venture capital expertise. VCET is honored to have assistance from the following individuals:

David Aronoff

Flybridge Capital Partners

David is a General Partner at Flybridge in Boston and NYC with investment focus in the semiconductor, enterprise systems and security sectors. David is from the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont and a UVM graduate. He blogs at

Jamie Goldstein


Founder of Pillar. Prior to founding Pillar in 2016, Jamie was a partner at North Bridge and co-founder of PureSpeech, a venture backed speech recognition software and applications firm and as well as an early employee with Symmetrix, a provider of manufacturing execution software. Jamie’s investment interests include software, storage, wireless, semiconductor and materials companies.

Evan Lovell

Virgin Management Limited

Evan is a Partner at Virgin Management Limited and founder of the $500M Virgin Green Fund formed with Sir Richard Branson. Prior to this, Evan was a partner in TPG’s Aqua Fund, which focused in the water and renewable energy sectors. Evan is a UVM graduate and lives in Vermont.

Jim MacIntyre

Serial Technology Entrepreneur and Product Labs Founder

Jim is a serial entrepreneur with over a 20 year track record for technology innovation. Most recently, he was founder and CEO of pioneering web analytics and optimization firm, Visual Sciences, which he sold to Omniture. Jim is a native Vermonter and UVM graduate.

Bill Maris

Founder and CEO of GV

Bill is the founding CEO of GV (formerly Google Ventures). Previously he founded and sold Burlee in South Burlington and he was a portfolio manager for Investor AB, one of the world’s largest industrial holding companies, where he co-managed the biotechnology and health care portfolios. He is a Middlebury College graduate.

Sim Simeonov

Founder and CTO of Swoop

Sim is the founder and CTO of Swoop, a search advertising provider. He was chief architect at Macromedia (now Adobe) and at Allaire, one of the first large internet platform companies. His innovations include: the first web application server (ColdFusion), the best open-source web services engine (Apache Axis) and the first rich internet application platform (Flash/Flex). Sim is a former Venture Partner at Polaris Ventures in Boston. Check him out at