Venture Partners

Scott Albert_newScott Albert, Venture Partner

Scott began life as a Duke EE major later completing his MBA.  He has over 30 years of venture and operations experience and was the CEO of two venture-backed startups.  As co-founder of The Aurora Funds in RTP, North Carolina and the five funds that followed, Scott has more fund management and early stage investing expertise than almost anyone in the State.  Scott is a part time Professor of the Practice at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC and spends his time mentoring early stage technologies companies.  As a venture partner, Scott brings tremendous experience to our decision making and is involved in almost all aspects of running Cofounders Capital.    Full Profile

Vickie Gibbs, Venture Partner

Like Scott, Vickie completed her EE at Duke before receiving her MBA from UNC where she now serves as the Executive Director of the UNC Center for Entrepreneurship.  Vickie is passionate about startups and helping them succeed.  Much of her career involved leveraging data analytics to make well-informed decisions around digital marketing and strategy.  Her specialty is using data to figure out product market fit and she launched three of her own startups.  Vickie helps our portfolio companies map out their sales and marketing funnel, recruit and vet the leadership they need and build a culture that is fun and effective.   Full Profile

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