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J Skyler "Sky" Fernandes

Managing Director of Investments

“Sky” works closely with the Portfolio Team to help scale the portfolio companies within food, beverage, and restaurant brands and technology. 

Sky 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. 

Entrepreneurs may recognize a couple of resources which Sky has developed:  "The Best Startup Investor Pitch Deck", which has become the top-ranked pitch deck template online; and the board game "The Next Big Thing: The Game of Entrepreneurship" which he created with his wife. 

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.