Patrick FitzGerald
Partner, Venture Investing

Patrick is an investor and business development advisor with countless globally recognized businesses, including Recyclebank, Nanny Caddy, Philadelphia Distilling, Bainbridge Health, Deliveroo, SeedInvest, Lia Diagnostics, Harper Wilde, and Osciflex, among others.

In addition to his work at Mach49, Patrick is President and CEO of TFC Ventures Group — a firm of early stage experts who help startups, Fortune 500 businesses, and academic institutions launch new products and services and commercialize internal IP — and an Entrepreneur in Residence at BNY Mellon, where he incubates and accelerates internal venture concepts and partners with early stage fintech companies. He also teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Previously, Patrick served as Managing Director of DreamIt Ventures — one of the country’s top startup accelerators — and created and led Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which works to identify potential spinouts, strategic partnerships, commercialization opportunities, early stage investment vehicles, and innovative technologies.

Patrick holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Fordham University School of Law.