“There is no such thing as an overnight success. Enduring companies are built one day at a time by founders who dare to do the impossible. My sole focus at Oak is on providing founders with that little bit of extra leverage to get to where they want to go.”
Allen Miller (FT), a Principal at Oak HC/FT, joined the firm in 2019, and focuses on early-stage venture and growth equity opportunities in FinTech.
Allen currently serves on the Boards of Aplazo, Cart.com, Sendoso and 99minutos. He is also a Board Observer at Clearco and Ethic.
Previously he was an investor at Matrix Partners where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and supporting early stage investments in financial services technology and software.
Earlier he was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey's High Tech practice where he focused on early/ growth-stage commercial topics while working mostly with financial services technology and software clients. He started his career as a 3rd grade special education teacher at a charter school in New York.
Allen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, magna cum laude and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he graduated with Dean's Honors.
The flying squirrel - has to be the coolest rodent out there.
Life guard/ swim instructor at my town's local pool.
Hiking Mt. Tam (and the greater bay area) with my wife and poodle/terrier mix.
All three of the Lord of the Rings, which I read half a dozen times as a kid and am still obsessed with.