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J Skyler "Sky" Fernandes

Managing Director of Investments

“Sky” is the Managing Director of Investments on the Portfolio Team where he sources investment opportunities, conducts due diligence on markets, makes VC and PE investments and helps scale the portfolio companies within food, beverage, restaurants, and related technology. 

He is ranked as a Powerlist 100 VC and is the founder and former Managing Director of Simon Venture Group (SVG), the investment arm of Simon Property Group, an S&P 100 company, and largest retail real estate company in the world. 

Sky graduated early from New York University (NYU), summa cum laude, due to his studies at Harvard University in Physics and Foreign Policy.  But at the end of the day, he’s a kid at heart: his favorite food is a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich, slightly warmed up.