At Teamworthy, we seek to develop long-term relationships with talented and trustworthy entrepreneurs and teams, and we invest in their ventures at the seed, early, or growth stage.
We strive to be worthy partners by connecting promising entrepreneurs to our network of other successful entrepreneurs and partners to help them build innovative companies of purpose, value, and integrity. We assist our entrepreneurs with helpful introductions to new customers, partners, and team members.
We invest in outstanding consumer and enterprise software and software-enabled services businesses in the following sectors: Marketplaces and E-Commerce, Vertical SaaS, SMB SaaS, Information Services, Edtech, Fintech, Sports Tech, Developer Tools and APIs, Marketing Tech and Adtech, Imaging and Sensor Networks, Health IT, and Travel Tech.
A sample of the seed, early, and growth stage companies that Teamworthy Ventures and principals have invested in and supported include:
Vemo partners directly with colleges, universities, and other educational providers to design, implement, and maintain income share agreement (ISA) programs.
Our team is dedicated to helping our entrepreneurs and their companies.
Thomas D. Lehrman, Managing Partner
Thomas D. Lehrman is Managing Partner of Teamworthy Ventures. Mr. Lehrman was formerly co-founder and former Co-Chief Executive Officer of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) and has been involved as a founding or seed investor in numerous early stage ventures. Mr. Lehrman previously served as a Director of the Office of WMD Terrorism at the U.S. Department of State and as a member of the professional staff on the President’s WMD Commission. Earlier in his career, he worked as a financial analyst at Tiger Management. Mr. Lehrman has been a Board Member of several educational institutions including KIPP NYC Public Charter Schools, Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Mr. Lehrman graduated from Duke University and Yale Law School and his writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Evan Kaye, Partner
Evan focuses on developer tools, API's, imaging technologies and health IT. He previously co-founded Interscan Medical, and Boliven, an intellectual property search engine. Prior to that he was Managing Director at Gerson Lehrman Group in Healthcare Research, Product Development and Engineering. He is a licensed physician, having trained at University of Cape Town, and Tufts Medical Center. Evan is also a lifelong software developer, has been awarded numerous patents, and is a CFA charterholder.
Stephen Schmalhofer, Partner
Stephen focuses on fintech, insurtech, sports tech, travel tech, and marketing and adtech. Prior to Teamworthy Ventures, Stephen led business development as a member of the founding team at MasterStreet, a New York edtech startup. He began his career at Swiss Re Capital Markets and Odyssey Re (a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial). Stephen graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in History and an Ivy League football championship.
Brian Cashin, Associate
Brian joins our investment team as an Associate. Previously, he was a Summer Associate with Teamworthy Ventures and worked as a software engineer on the Yale ITS Technology and Development Team. He graduated from Yale College with a B.A. as a double major in Economics and History where he was also President of the Yale Political Union and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Socially Responsible Investments Journal. He is an accomplished violinist.
Noreen Kilduff Hall, Office Manager
Noreen is the office manager at Teamworthy Ventures. She previously served in multiple roles at MasterStreet, Alta Investors, Boliven, and Gerson Lehrman Group.
Melanie Ashmore, Head of Investor Relations, Executive Assistant
Melanie is Head of Investor Relations and Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner, Thomas Lehrman, and the team at Teamworthy Ventures. She previously worked as Head of Investor Relations and Executive Assistant at Zimmer Partners, LP and Zimmer Lucas Capital, LLC. Prior to that she was Research Assistant at Bear Stearns in the Equity Research group. She also worked at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, LLC (now Alliance Bernstein, L.P.) in multiple roles. Her early career includes the corporate real estate division at Citibank and the Americas region at Det Norske Veritas. Melanie graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with a B.A. and M.A. in Management Science & Information Systems Studies and has an additional undergraduate associate degree in Occupational Studies.