Thatcher Bell

  • Visiting Lecturer

Faculty Expertise

  • Asset Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell Directory Entry


Thatcher is a visiting instructor for Cornell’s Johnson School of Business. He also holds appointments at Cornell Tech as Head of Startup Studio and Investor-in-Residence. Thatcher is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the NY Tech Alliance.

Throughout his career, Thatcher has worked with startups as an investor and operator. He co-founded CoVenture, a venture capital, specialty lending, and crypto asset trading firm. Thatcher 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). Thatcher previously worked at two different start-ups, including enterprise software vendor OpenPages (acquired by IBM).

Thatcher holds a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. 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