Meet The VC: Kellan Carter of Fuse Venture Partners
Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Early Growth and its partners. Every month, we sit down with a VC to get answers to your questions about fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate and more.
There will be Q&A at the end of the interview, so get your questions ready!
This month’s speaker is Kellan Carter of Fuse Venture Partners – an early-stage, venture capital fund investing in Seattle-based Seed and Series A companies that are reinventing the modern economy with software.
Kellan Carter, Founding Partner
Kellan Carter founded Fuse in 2020 where he focuses on early-stage investments in horizontal and vertical intelligent application software. Previously, Kellan spent seven years at Ignition Partners, a leading early-stage venture capital firm. He joined Ignition in 2013 and was made partner in 2018. At Ignition, Kellan led investments in Botkeeper, Symend, Icertis, KenSci, and Azuqua, and served on the boards of both Botkeeper and Symend.
Prior to Ignition, Kellan spent two years in investment banking at Mooreland Partners in San Francisco. There, he helped execute M&A transactions for technology companies in a variety of sectors, including mobile, enterprise software, systems, and infrastructure. Prior to Mooreland Partners, Kellan was an associate in KPMG’s advisory practice in Orange County, CA, where he helped structure asset-backed securities collateralized by student loans, auto loans, and residential and commercial mortgages.
Kellan holds a BS degree in business administration from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he graduated summa cum laude. After college, Kellan founded an online, business-networking platform to connect current students and faculty to UM alumni.
Fuse Venture Partners is an early-stage, venture capital fund investing in Seattle-based Seed and Series A companies that are reinventing the modern economy with software. Fuse Venture Partners is committed to supporting the next generation of B2B technology entrepreneurs building category-defining businesses of lasting value. Founding partners Kellan Carter and Cameron Borumand are joined by Venture Partner and Seattle Seahawks captain Bobby Wagner, as well as Senior Operating Partners John Connors and Satbir Khanuja. The strategic LP base includes current and former executives at the Pacific Northwest’s top companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, Starbucks, Costco, T-Mobile, Avalara, DocuSign, Smartsheet and many more. For more information about Fuse Venture Partners, please visit fusevp.com.
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