66 Ventures, a global early-stage venture capital firm, today
announced that Pat Wilson has been promoted to Partner.
“Pat’s domain expertise, proven track record as an investor and
entrepreneur, and strong leadership skills have been instrumental to
Route 66’s evolution into a leading venture capital firm,” said Ben
Britt, General Partner and head of Route 66’s venture capital platform.
“This promotion to Partner is in recognition of Pat’s many
accomplishments and key role in building Route 66’s venture capital
Pat is a repeat entrepreneur with more than a decade of direct
investment experience in early and growth-stage companies. His
activities over the past 15 years as an entrepreneur and investor have
spanned multiple asset classes and investment strategies and have
crafted his unique voice and adeptness for early-stage investing,
seeding new ideas and supporting entrepreneurs.
At Route 66, Pat brings together his entrepreneurial, direct investment
and global venture expertise to source, evaluate and lead new venture
investments as well as mentor and support Route 66’s existing portfolio.
Mr. Wilson has worked with a number of Route 66 portfolio companies
since he joined the firm and currently holds Board positions at
Motionsoft, Digital Insurance Group, AMP Merchant Technologies and Vemo
Education. Pat graduated from the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania where he concentrated in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
About Route 66 Ventures
Route 66 Ventures is a private investment firm focused on helping
entrepreneurs shape the financial services landscape of tomorrow by
providing Venture Capital and Credit solutions to emerging financial
technology and services companies. Route 66’s Venture Capital team
invests globally in early and growth-stage disruptors, incumbents and
service providers throughout various sectors in the financial services
ecosystem. Route 66’s Credit team seeks to fund alternative lending
platforms and business models with balance sheet needs by purchasing
whole loans or providing secured debt facilities.
Ben Britt, General Partner
Route 66 Ventures