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March 12, 2013

Congratulations to Students representing the Columbia University IDEAcorps Team

Congratulations to Students representing the Columbia University IDEAcorps Team

Robert R. Groberg ’14 (Team Lead)
Columbia Business School
Prior to Columbia, Rob spent four years as an investment Associate at Seaport Capital, a private equity firm that invests in the communications, media, and business services industries. While at Seaport, Rob worked on all aspects of the investment cycle. Rob was a member of the Boards of Directors of Bay Communications and Municipal Communications and a Board Visitor for Peak 10, Story Worldwide, and Logicworks Corporation. Before Seaport, Rob was an analyst in the technology and communications group in Raymond James’ investment banking division. Rob graduated from Duke University in 2005 with a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering.

Taylor Davis ’14
Columbia Business School
Prior to enrolling at Columbia Business School, Taylor was an Investment Associate at Windhorse Capital Management, a private investment management firm that utilizes value-oriented strategies, where he was involved in all aspects of investment-related activities.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate at The Investment Fund for Foundations, spending two years in Cambridge, MA, and two years in London, where he was involved in the selection and monitoring of private equity and venture capital managers.  Taylor graduated in 2005 from Middlebury College, where he earned a BA cum laude in English.

Kamiu Lee ’14
Columbia Business School
Prior to CBS, Kamiu spent 5 years as an investment banker at HSBC Securities in New York with short stints in London and Sao Paulo. She also worked in Business Development & Partnerships for, a fast-growing fashion digital media and e-commerce start-up. She is currently working part-time at DFJ Gotham Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on early stage technology investments. A native New Yorker, Kamiu has a passion for off-the-beaten-path travel, photography and fresh pressed juices.

Sascha Rubin ’14

Columbia Business School
Sascha Rubin graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 2007 with a double major in Philosophy and German Studies. After graduation, she spent one year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar researching the validity of international legal norms, which led to the completion of an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics in 2009. After LSE she moved to Mexico City where she became project manager of a value chain program at the Walmart Foundation to help transform smallholder farmers into formal suppliers of large supermarket chains. Her experience at the Foundation was fundamental to her decision to come to CBS and pursue a career as a consultant for multinational companies entering emerging markets.

Jonathan Taylor ’13
Columbia Business School
Jonathan Taylor is a second year student at Columbia Business School where he has a focus on Media and Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about venture capital, entrepreneurship, and media. At Columbia Business School, Jonathan is a Co-President of the Media Management Association and a member of the Black Business Student Association, the Technology Business Group, the Columbia Entrepreneurships Organization, and the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club. This summer, he interned at Google on the Emerging Products Team. Prior to attending Columbia Business School, he worked in venture capital at Morgan Stanley and corporate strategy and finance at American Express. He is joining Google in Mountain View after graduation. Jonathan received a B.B.A. in Finance with from Emory University.

Gwyn Welles ’13

Columbia Business School
Prior to attending business school, Gwyn worked as a documentary film producer, overseeing production and designing audience engagement campaigns for social issue films ranging from public education to immigration.  She has a background in non-profits, and worked in Louisiana in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as a founding member of the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps.  Last summer Gwyn worked with a small innovation and strategy team at that helps companies transform their businesses using technology in new ways.  She is interested in the power of technology and media to create positive, social change.  Gwyn is a native of New York City and earned a B.A. from Yale University. 


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