Hi, we're LOVC

Our chief job is to help founders overcome key growth challenges and build valuable-enduring companies.


Dean Hatton

Founding Partner

Entreprenurial public-company CEO with 30 years of experience. Led HigherOne from start-up to IPO and $1B+ valuation. Director on several for-profit and non-profit and boards, mentor at Founder Institute, and angel investor in 40+ deals.

Esteban Reyes 

Founding Partner

Serial tech entrepreneur with three exits as co-founder. Former Managing Director at Fidelity as part of the company’s $600M origination division leadership team. Mentor at Endeavor.org, Founder Institute, and member of the Group of Fifty.


mark Volchek

Founding Partner

Entrepreneur and investor in 40+ tech startups . Founded Higher One while in college, 15+ years in various roles (CEO, CFO and Chairman) raised multiple rounds of angel and venture funding taking the company public. Director at Founder Institute.



Founding Partner

33 years of experience in the financial industry with several Wall Street firms including Lehman Brothers, UBS, and Morgan Stanley. Sourced and raised over $2.5 billion in capital, and currently manages $400M+ in private client assets. 

Nate VaseL


Experienced PE and VC professional. Previously an Associate with Thompson Street Capital, focused on tech-enabled services.  Co-founded the WashU chapter of the InSITE Fellowship. Graduated with a JD/MBA from WUSTL specializing in Finance & Entrepreneurship.