Graham Brown is Partner at Lerer Hippeau along with past NYC tech influeners honorees Ken Lerer, Eric Hippeau, and Ben Lerer. Lerer HIppeau is the most active seed stage investor in New York with 400+ investments, with two-thirds of its portfolio companies calling New York home. Brown manages the firmís main fund ($122M) as well as its Select Fund ($60M), both of which closed in 2018. Graham has held every role in the venture world throughout his career. At Lerer Hippeau, he started as a Senior Associate, moving up to Principal, and then elected as a Partner in 2017. He joined the firm in 2015 from SoftBank, where he was a Senior Associate after completing his MBA at Columbia. A graduate of Colby College, Brown began his career at Canaccord Capital and worked several years as an Associate at Polaris Venture Partners, a growth stage equity firm, in Boston. Chances are if you are a founder fundraising in New York, you will cross paths with Graham Brown.