• At Kauffman Fellows, Collin is focused on exploring new revenue concepts for the organization, with a specific focus on a Kauffman Fellows direct investment fund. Previously, he was on the founding fund team at Correlation Ventures, where he served his fellowship (Class 17), leading over 35 investments while bridging both the investment and analytics teams. Before his venture career, Collin he founded businesses in digital advertising and adventure travel, and was an IT Strategy consultant at Accenture.

    Collin is also Co-Chairman of NextGen Partners, a Silicon Valley-based organization that facilitates professional development, knowledge sharing, and network strengthening of pre-partner level VC investors.

    Collin holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in finance, with Honors and magna cum laude.

    An avid competitor, he spends his free time taking on big adventures. Collin and his team of four recently broke a Guinness World Record, completing the longest expedition across the Arctic Ocean by rowboat, covering over 1,000 miles non-stop and unsupported for 41 days.

Collin West
Fund Co-Founding Partner