Beth Engel is a Partner and one of Dundee Venture Capital’s most valuable investments. Her diverse experience, which includes teaching spirited middle schoolers, working at every level of three startups and a successful stint at the FBI, allows her to blend problem-solving abilities with essential people skills – qualities rarely possessed by the same person.
Beth was the twelfth employee at Hayneedle, Inc. It was there that Beth learned how to grow and build a company. Following a move to the East Coast, where she received an MBA from Georgetown and worked for the FBI, she returned to Omaha to be DVC’s first partner and its principal portfolio manager.
She’s a whiz at forecasting the macro environment of a start-up and a dynamo at helping companies measure and manage their businesses while steering them towards success. Her unique perspective is integral in helping young startups through their growing pains and on to becoming promising enterprises.
Beth is also a cofounder of Interface: The Web School and an investor and mentor for Straight Shot, Omaha’s first startup accelerator. Beth loves the startup flexibility coming from the FBI and has four kids whose favorite lullaby is the Notre Dame alma mater song.
Fund's investment verticals: internet, web services, e-commerce and software.