Las Olas VC adds new associate to team

Las Olas Venture Capital has hired Nate Vasel as an associate. Previously, Vasel worked at Thompson Street Capital Partners where he was also an associate.


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Las Olas Venture Capital today announced that Nate Vasel has joined the firm as Associate. Mr. Vasel will be working from the firm’s headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His responsibilities will include sourcing new startup investment opportunities, executing venture capital transactions, and supporting portfolio company operations as necessary.

“Nate has distinguished himself professionally and academically and brings to our organization a breadth of experience in private equity and venture capital that is rare for a recent graduate. He will play a key role in executing our investment thesis of supporting entrepreneurs in non-obvious markets,” said Dean Hatton, a Founding Partner at Las Olas Venture Capital. “We are delighted to have Nate on our team.”

Prior to joining Las Olas VC, Nate was an Associate for Thompson Street Capital Partners, a St. Louis, MO-based private equity firm that specializes in leveraged buyouts of tech-enabled business services, healthcare, and engineered products companies. While at Thompson Street, Nate focused on deal origination and evaluating new private equity investment opportunities for the firm. He previously worked as a Senior Associate for Cultivation Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in seed-stage technology and life science startups. Nate earned his JD and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was recognized for Accomplishment in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He also holds a Bachelor of Science with Magna Cum Laude distinction from Truman State University.

About Las Olas Venture Capital
Las Olas VC is a new Florida-based early stage fund that invests in startups in a variety of industries. Las Olas VC’s mission is to find outstanding entrepreneurs in non-obvious places and maximize their impact by connecting them to networks of capital, talent, and customers in well-established startup ecosystems. Mark Volchek, Dean Hatton, Esteban Reyes, and Paul Tanner are the Founding Partners of Las Olas VC.

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