“My whole life I have sought to invest my time and energy with talented people who fly under the radar but want to change the world”
Mitchell Kokko is a General Partner and Investment Committee Member at Valley Capital Partners, focused on investments in semiconductors, IoT, AI in big data, robotics, and enterprise software, and emerging technologies, specifically cybersecurity and blockchain infrastructure, and currently one of the youngest technology investors in the United States.
Prior to joining Valley Capital, Mitchell spent five years at the Notre Dame Pit Road Fund in South Bend, IN- the University of Notre Dame’s pre-seed and seed stage venture capital fund. Notable investments within a portfolio of 43 companies included Simba Chain (Series A led by Valley Capital Partners), Madison Reed (Series D led by Norwest Venture Partners), Lucata (Series B led by John Donovan, former CEO, AT&T), Ritual Media (Series Seed led by Pivot North Capital), Vital View, NDX, Resonado Labs and Atlas 3D (acquired by Siemens). Mitchell held a number of roles during his time at Notre Dame, beginning as an analyst and quickly advancing to serve as a Principal and Member of the Investment Committee.
Before joining the Notre Dame Pit Road Fund, Mitchell spent time as an operator and entrepreneur, spending time at Ecwid as a Business Development Manager (sold to Lightspeed), and a several time founder and operator (Xstudia, Minerva International Advising, Rubin Cafe). Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a graduate of the Culver Academies with Honors in Entrepreneurship.