With a deep understanding of the early-stage investment landscape, Nissenbaum brings more than 20 years of venture capital, entrepreneurship, and operational excellence to the Ben Franklin team. From his leadership experience at such organizations as Novitas Capital and Finite Carbon, Nissenbaum brings nimble insights from investment and entrepreneurial perspectives. A long-standing member of Ben Franklin’s Technology Advisory Committee for IT investments, Nissenbaum has also worked with entrepreneurs on debt financing at Hercules Technology Growth Capital and Merion Investment Partners.
Nissenbaum is a frequent speaker on the topics of venture capital and entrepreneurship at such industry meetings as The Wharton Energy Conference, The CFA Society of Philadelphia, Venture Talk Radio, and the National Science Foundation’s University Startup Conference. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton school teaching the graduate course on Venture Capital and in the Management Information Systems Department at St. Joseph’s University focusing on business software applications. Nissenbaum received an MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University and a B.S. degree in Finance and a Minor in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.