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J. Skyler Fernandes

Managing Director, Simon Venture Group

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J. Skyler Fernandes is the founding Managing Director of Simon Venture Group (SVG), the venture capital arm of Simon, an S&P 100 company and the largest retail real estate company in the world. SVG invests in the future innovation of retail, including in-
store retail tech, ecommerce, data analytics, logistics, and internet of things. SVG makes investments between $250K-$5M+ in early stage to high growth companies (Seed through Series C+ rounds) that are both directly and indirectly strategic to Simon. 

Some of our portfolio companies include: Augmate (Enterprise SaaS For Digital Eyewear), Deliv (Same Day Delivery), Fashion Project (Second Hand Clothing), Fuhu (Child Tablets & Accessories / #1 Fastest Growing Company in US), Jifiti (Gifting Made Easy), Le Tote (Clothing Rental Subscription), Miner (The Everywhere Store), Shopkick (Acquired by SK Telecom). 

For more info on Simon Venture Group, go to: www.SimonVentureGroup.com 

Mr. Fernandes gave the first TED Talk on Venture Capital: Innovating the Financing of Innovation and has developed key entrepreneur resources, such as "The Best Startup Pitch Deck", which has become the #1 investor pitch deck online, viewed and downloaded over 200,000 times and is used by accelerators and business schools around the country, and has the #1 Googled image for IRR Analysis. 

Mr. Fernandes graduated a year early from New York University (NYU), summa cum laude, due to his studies at Harvard University in Quantum Physics.