Kevin BernerVenture Partner

Kevin Berner

Venture Partner

As a Venture Partner, Kevin participates in JumpStart’s investment decisions, advises startup portfolio companies, provides consulting services to scaleup clients, and advises Core City entrepreneurs.

Prior to JumpStart, Kevin founded Phycal, an algae biofuels company, and ran the company as CEO and a board member for eight years. Prior to Phycal, he was a partner with McKinsey & Company where he led their North American Manufacturing Practice. Before his entrepreneurial ventures, Kevin served as an infantry officer in the US Army for 15 years where he saw combat twice (in Grenada and Desert Storm), taught economics as a member of the West Point faculty and served for a year on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Kevin received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from West Point and his Doctor of Economics degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.