Henry McNamara

General Partner

Henry is a General Partner at Great Oaks, and was previously a Principal at Great Oaks. Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College, with a double major in Economics & Environmental Science and a minor in Government & Legal Studies. He lives in Manhattan and enjoys Golfing, Skiing, James Bond, Scuba Diving, photography and travel. He can often be found watching & rooting for the New England Patriots & Tom Brady. Henry was selected to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital

In addition to his work at Great Oaks, Henry serves as a board member for Runway for Recovery, a non-profit working to direct vital funds to children and families who are affected by breast cancer to lessen the burden and obstacles of losing a caregiver to the disease.

Investments: Acorns, Allbirds, Atom Finance, Away, Bolt Payments, Built Robotics, Cover Insurance, David Energy, Equipment Share, Fetch Rewards, Guild Credit, Haus, Human Interest, Maven Clinic, Petal, RigUp, Sundays for Dogs, Vise

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