Jeff Ransdell is a venture capitalist building a portfolio of exponential technology companies at South Florida-based Fuel Venture Capital, which he founded in 2017 following his departure from the world of wealth management on Wall Street. Jeff approaches venture capital with a signature “founder focused, investor driven” mindset, shaped by two decades as a top executive of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As a managing director and market executive of the financial powerhouse, he managed more than $130 billion of global private client investment assets, a P&L of $2 billion, and over 2,000 employees across the bank’s Southeast Wealth Management Division. His transition to venture capital was motivated by what he saw as mounting evidence that opportunities to shape the economy and capitalize on innovation were steadily shifting from the public markets to the private markets. In the face of much skepticism, Jeff chose Miami, Florida, as the homebase for Fuel Venture Capital, armed with an unparalleled rolodex and emboldened to leverage the city’s untapped resources and advantages. Today, Fuel Venture Capital is a VC firm with $400 million assets under management and has a portfolio of 32 companies.
I look forward to contributing both capital and mentorship to this promising venture.