Thatcher Bell

  • Visiting Lecturer

Faculty Expertise

  • Asset Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell Directory Entry


Thatcher Bell is a visiting instructor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also holds appointments at Cornell Tech as head of Startup Studio and investor-in-residence; and chair of the Board of Directors at NY Tech Alliance.

Throughout his career, Bell has worked with startups as an investor and operator. He co-founded CoVenture, a venture capital, specialty lending, and crypto asset trading firm. He was previously a managing director at Gotham Ventures, where he invested in a number of companies including SinglePlatform (sold to Constant Contact, NASDAQ: CTCT). Before joining Gotham, he was a senior analyst at North Hill Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Capital One Financial, where he worked on the deal teams for the firm's investments in DealerTrack (NASDAQ: TRAK) and Higher One (NYSE: ONE). Bell previously worked at two different start-ups, including enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM).

He holds a BS in engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5075/LAW 6114 - Big Red Ventures

Academic Degrees

  • MBA University of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • BS Cornell University, 1997