Associate Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund
Natalie Walrond is an Associate Partner in NewSchools Venture Fund’s West Coast office, where she focuses on the Academic Systems Initiative, as well as human capital and management assistance for the firm’s West Coast ventures.
Prior to joining NewSchools, Natalie spent four years in investment management at Northwestern Mutual Life, where she was responsible for an emerging markets public equity portfolio. She also spent five years in investment banking, where she worked as a senior equity research analyst providing deep primary research on business services, particularly those in the education space, including K-12, post-secondary, and corporate education software companies. Most recently, Natalie served for a year and a half as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Creative Commons Corporation.
Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies and International Business from Trinity University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Policy Studies.