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DCP Associates Class of 2023 announced

Duke Capital Partners (DCP) is proud to present our 2023 Associate Class!

The DCP Associate Program brings together some of the University’s brightest minds from graduate schools across Duke University — including the School of Medicine, the Fuqua School of Business, the Pratt School of Engineering, the School of Law, the Duke University Health System, and more.

DCP Associates are given the opportunity to learn about venture capital by participating in every aspect of the investment process, including deal sourcing, screening, and diligence. They also receive training on topics relevant to venture capital like term sheets and cap tables. Associates complete our program with experience that would be difficult to obtain anywhere else in graduate school.

Lead Ph.D. Associates:

Faisal Anees

Damon Burrow

Lead Medical Associate:

Austin Dixon

Lead Law Associate:

Casey Lessard

Lead MBA Associate:

Arnoldo Matheus

Lead AI Associate:

Kavinayan Sivakumar


Christian McRoberts Amador

Audrey López Bolívar

Sanjeev Chauhan

Udey Cheema

Harsh Deshmukh

Ayana Ferguson

Felipe Levi Gurgel

Cam Irwin

Parker Johnson

Karan Khurana

Jonathan Kusner

Harry Landis

Elizabeth Longosz

Jia Lu

Yunxin Ouyang

Ashwin Pant

Grayson Rice

Maxwell Roth

Veronica Russell

Derek (Di) Qin

Shamitha Shetty

Vishesh Verma

Zining Wang

Vee Zhu

Associates are with us for two years but some stay longer, and our Associate Alumni are a part of the DCP family for life. We will periodically share Associate spotlights to highlight different perspectives on why Associates chose to join DCP and what they’ve gotten out of the experience.