Fenway Summer Ventures, a Bethesda, MD-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in financial services and financial technology, has added Javier Saade as a Managing Director.
Saade recently served as Associate Administrator, Chief of Investment & Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration where he oversaw the $26B AUM Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, the $2.5B per year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, and the $6.9M Growth Accelerator Fund.
Concurrently, he held a seat at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies.
Prior to his public service, Saade spent 20 years in various investment, entrepreneurial, operational and advisory roles at firms that include McKinsey & Company, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Bridgewater Associates, The GEM Group, Paradigm Ventures, Pacific Community Ventures, Air America Media and Abbott Laboratories.
He holds an MBA from Harvard, an MS from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS from Purdue University.
Led by Raj Date, Managing Director and chair of the investment committee, Fenway Summer Ventures is a venture capital firm combining regulatory, capital markets, and credit expertise with industry knowledge to support entrepreneurs solving important problems at the intersection of finance and technology.