Van Wagoner Ventures - Financing the "New Economy"

Commercial Transportation Revolution

Investment Team

Garrett Van Wagoner  

Founding Managing Member

Garrett founded Van Wagoner

Ventures and has 25+ years experience at the

forefront of technology investing and will lead the investment team.  He has been an active investor in both public and private investments and has provided growth capital to many of the technology leaders over his career.

Joining at First Close

CleanTech Consultant - Experience: Industry 30 years; VW 17 years

Junior Partner - Experience: Industry 16 years; VW 5 years


Merrill Lynch

Legal Representation:

Paul Hastings:Fund Counsel

Premier Counsel: Deal Counsel

Operations and Compliance:

Joining at First Close

Experience: Industry 25 years: VW 10 years

​​​Sales and Marketing Team

Rick McGlone  

Managing Director

As Global Head of Business

Development and Chief Marketing Officer, Rick brings 28 years of capital markets and banking experience.  He and his team will spearhead the rollout of VW Ventures Transportation Infrastructure Fund.

Lori Ann Gomez - Marketing/Social Media


William X. Minor
Experience: Industry 35 years; VW 22 years