Peter Kellner and David Frazee have worked together for a decade growing companies that span five continents.
Peter Kellner is Founder and Managing Partner of Richmond Global Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in disruptive technologies globally. He has invested in and lived on five continents over two decades and his exits include five unicorns where he led or participated in their seed, early, and/or growth stages. In 1997, Peter co-founded Endeavor Global with a mission to identify high-impact entrepreneurs and build ecosystems of entrepreneurship throughout the forty-seven countries where the organization operates. He served on the boards of Endeavor Chile, Endeavor Jordan, Endeavor Louisville, Endeavor Miami, and Endeavor Global. After university, as a Fulbright Scholar to Hungary, he founded the Environmental Management & Law Association (EMLA), one of Central Europe’s most influential NGOs in environmental policy to this day and originally backed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and more recently by the EU, Norway, and other primarily European facilities.
Peter served for thirteen years as a Trustee of The Allen-Stevenson School in New York, where he helped to create and then participated on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, as well as the Admissions, Finance, and Investment committees. He served for five years as a Trustee of the International College in Beirut, Lebanon, and is a Trustee of America Media | The Jesuit Review, where he serves on the Investment Committee. Peter is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Pacific Council on International Policy, and International Institute for Strategic Studies. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD from Yale Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2010, with three members of the Class of 1963, Peter endowed the first professorship of entrepreneurship at Princeton – the James Wei Visiting Professorship – and for thirteen years lectured on entrepreneurship in Princeton’s Engineering Department. He also provided the funding to create Princeton’s E-Lab for student entrepreneurship. Peter and his wife Meredith live in Brookline, Massachusetts with their children, Morgan and Grayson.
David Frazee is a Managing Partner at Richmond Global Ventures and one of the world’s leading experts on international entrepreneurship. As a founding Board member of Endeavor Catalyst and through his extensive work as an Endeavor Global Mentor, Mr. Frazee has advised companies and funds across 17 countries, as well as worked with the governments of China, Taiwan, Jordan, Poland, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile on innovation policy and emerging growth strategies.
As a Silicon Valley-based high technology strategist, entrepreneur, and attorney, Mr. Frazee has spent his career helping companies and funds develop successful international corporate, business, and intellectual property strategies. As an executive of three technology startups— one of which he led through a US$128 million investment by GE and subsequent IPO before it was acquired by Hughes/DirecTV— Mr. Frazee has developed an intimate operational understanding of the unique challenges faced by emerging growth companies. He sits on the Board of Advisors for Ecosense, Paradata, and Qraved.
David Frazee received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, with honors and distinction, where he worked as a teaching assistant in the Computer Science Department and studied at the Free University Berlin. Mr. Frazee went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Michigan, cum laude. He often appears in publications discussing innovation and business strategy, including Fortune, The Financial Times, The Red Herring, and The Wall Street Transcript. He is a frequent speaker, including at the Fortune Global Forum in Beijing and the Financial Times Innovation Summit in London.