Collin Luft

Associate

Collin Luft

Associate
Bio

“The best part of this job is working with you, the entrepreneur.  We learn so much from your experiences and your insights on the business pain points you are solving.  Along the way, we aim to bring our own operational and venture experiences during your continued growth path.”


Collin joined Osage Venture Partners full time as an Associate in 2017 after completing his MBA. Prior to business school, Collin spent five years with IBM Global Business Services, based out of Dallas, where he served as a Managing Consultant in IBM’s Innovation & Growth and Customer Strategy practices. While there, Collin implemented several technologies and operational strategies, including leading a global data and analytics transformation initiative, building mobile applications, and implementing several on-prem and SaaS applications. His clients were comprised of SMB and Fortune 500 companies in the industrial and technology sectors across the U.S. and Asia.

In the last year, Collin has led diligence efforts for several of our recent investments including Semantic AI, Connected2Fiber, BookKeeping Express, and DrayNow. Collin also serves as a board observer for Connected2Fiber and Katabat.

Collin completed his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

While he currently resides in Philadelphia, Collin is a Texas native and remains an avid Cowboys fan.


MORE ABOUT COLLIN

Favorite Book or Author:  George RR Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire.  The many intricacies, weaves, twists, turns, and 20+ year development is fascinating to me.

Favorite Place to Visit:
  New Zealand.  Hike a path, ski down a mountain, raft down a wild river, and enjoy the amazing landscapes.  It has it all.

A Bucket List Item:
  Complete a marathon.  The most I’ve ran is a half marathon… still a ways to go!

Most Memorable Childhood Job:
  Head Baker at a Czech Kolache Bakery.  I made the best cinnamon rolls!

If you weren’t in venture, what would you be doing?
  High School Math Teacher.  My advanced calculus teacher had the biggest impact on me while growing up.  I’d love to pay it forward.