Our Team


Eric Arnson / Managing Partner

Eric is a former McKinsey & Company Senior Partner where he was a Leader of the North American Marketing & Global Brand Strategy Practice. Eric is the founder, and former managing partner, of ENVISION, a brand strategy consulting firm, which was acquired by…

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Glen R. Bressner / Managing Partner

Glen has been a venture capitalist his entire career. He has been a general partner of Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds since its founding in 1985 which has $200 million under management across four venture capital partnerships. Glen was Chairman of the Greater Philadelphia…

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Mike Gausling / Managing Partner

Mike is a co-founder and former CEO of OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR), an in vitro diagnostics and medical device company located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He served as a Board member, Audit Committee Chairman, and member of the Executive…

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Fred Beste / Partner Emeritus

Fred has spent his entire career as a venture capitalist. He joined Washington, D.C.-based Greater Washington Investors, Inc. (“GWI”) in 1968. GWI was a publicly held small business investment company that invested primarily in early stage, technology-based businesses…

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Shannon Morin / Business Administrator

Shannon Morin has been with Originate Ventures since the inception, in September of 2006, as Business Administrator, responsible for the overall administrative management of the business…

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