Kyran CulhaneCo-Founder & CIO
Kyran is one of the founding partners of DC Ventures. He additionally acts as Managing Partner & CIO of DCDB Group a global financial consulting firm. Kyran has notable experience in both consulting and finance throughout his career in the US, Latin America and Europe.
He is very enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and startup investment. He currently acts as an investor and mentor through DC Ventures to startups from North, Central and South America as well as Europe.
Born and Educated in Dublin, Ireland. Kyran is bilingual in English and Spanish.
A keen football fan but won’t reveal his team.
Emily is a founder of DC Ventures. Emily serves as Managing Partner and COO of DCDB Group. She holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Political economy from Tulane University and a Master’s degree in International Economics from American University.
She has worked as a project consultant and research associate for Exoventure Associates and Native American Capital. In this capacity, Emily structured public/private joint ventures that incorporated New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) and Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBS) into private project financing structures.
Emily is fluent in English and Spanish, and excels in both team leadership and in the ability to dissect and present complex projects in a concise and clear manner.
Jonathan is a founder of DC Ventures. Originally from Washington, D.C., Jonathan Rivas acts as Managing Partner of DCDB Group. Jonathan brings over seven years of global financial experience to DCDB. He has held important positions at prestigious financial firms including Wells Fargo, BlackRock and served as Director of the WorkPlace Banking Division for PNC Financial Services Group in Washington, D.C. Jonathan is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has a proficient level in Japanese.
Along with all his financial experience, Jonathan brings his extensive knowledge of linking and globalizing businesses in USA, Europe and Latin America for the purposes of finance, investments, banking and new ventures.
Jonathan is a supporter of DC United, Liverpool FC and FC Barcelona, He enjoys reading and traveling around the world. Jonathan resides between Washington, DC and Buenos Aires with his pug Mafalda.