Managing Director, Investments

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Garnet Heraman is an investor and influencer with 25 years experience in ventures and innovation. Garnet is the founding partner at Anvil Venture Partners, which provides capital and growth hacks for early stage ventures. LDJ Productions and Anvil Venture Partners have formed a strategic partnership to facilitate ecosystem development around the newly launched LDJ Futures accelerator and investment fund.

As an acknowledged startup expert, Garnet has spoken and judged at events around the world, such as TechDay, NY Venture Summit, New England Venture Summit, NYCxDESIGN and TiECon Silicon Valley.  He also serves as the Investor In Residence at Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, the original MakerBot Smart Lab. Garnet also is an investor and/or board member with numerous successful startups including: Candy Lab AR, Dynepic, iOKids, MetroButler and Biba Ventures. His ventures have been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, HuffPost, CNET, Thrillist, WSJ, BizJournals, Institutional Investor, Business Week, Inc., Entrepreneur, Red Herring, Crain’s Business, GMA and Travel+ Leisure.

Garnet holds an MBA from NYU/Stern and undergraduate diplomas from Columbia University and London School of Economics.

Garnet joins the LDJ family as Managing Director of Investments at LDJ|Futures. In this role he will be responsible for managing investment selection and the investor syndicate, as well as cultivating strategic partnerships.