Jeffrey A. Rinvelt

Jeffrey Rinvelt

Trustee Rinvelt is the Principal for the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund. Rinvelt's diverse background in venture capital and technology along with his experience working in various start-up ventures uniquely positions him for this role.

Rinvelt was previously the director of Ardesta, where he was engaged in sourcing, evaluating, and conducting due diligence on investment opportunities as well as monitoring and providing assistance to the companies in Ardesta’s portfolio. Prior to joining Ardesta, Rinvelt was a co-founder of GrapeVINE Technologies, providing product management and marketing for their knowledge management product. Eventually resulting in an acquisition by Sun Microsystems, Rinvelt was also part of the start-up team for, an Internet company providing complete coverage of the mutual fund industry, including hundreds of funds not available on any other site. In addition, Rinvelt spent five years with Ernst & Young’s Information Technology group as a senior consultant.


  • Finance and Computer Science, WMU, 1991

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  • Favorite Book: The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz
  • Success in one word: Endurance