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Alana Mann

Principal, Cultivation Capital


Alana Mann is a Principal at Cultivation Capital where she focuses on developing a diverse deal pipeline of software & IT companies, performing due diligence research, assessing the market and team potential, and making investments in exciting opportunities in addition to marketing, investor relations, and operational strategy. At the firm, she focuses on Enterprise SaaS opportunities across a wide spectrum of industries. Alana was selected as a member of the HBCUvc 2021 Emerging VC cohort and accepted an Emerging Leaders Award.

Prior to joining Cultivation, Alana spent time in a variety of roles within VC: as a Summer Associate at Starta Ventures, a highly active Scout for GVC Partners, and advisor to several Technology companies. In 2018, she launched her own venture VER CO. as a direct-to-consumer fashion brand making sustainability more accessible & affordable to millennial women. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Alana spent 5+ years driving outlier growth at iconic consumer brands such as: Saks, Saks Off Fifth, Gilt.com, Jet.com, Walmart.com, & Club Monaco.

She is originally from New Jersey and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. In her free time, she spends much of her time building up the Nashville, TN startup ecosystem. Alana also has a blog called “Get Acquainted,” which highlights early-stage female founders. In addition, she volunteers for GoingVC as a Venture Careers Advisor with a focus on empowering a more diverse & inclusive VC ecosystem for the next generation of institutional & angel investors.

 

To meet with Alana, email thewondry@vanderbilt.edu.