John Cococcia Partner & Founder
FA Technology Ventures
John is a Partner and a founder of FA Technology Ventures. He serves on the Board of Directors of Auterra, Autotask, Knoa Software and StreetEasy, is a board observer of CORESense and BinOptics and was previously a board observer on MetaCarta.
Prior to FA Technology Ventures, John was with Gleacher Enterprise Funding (GEF), a public sponsored investment program, where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and managing private equity investments whose mission was economic growth. John joined GEF from the equity research group at Gleacher where he was an analyst covering the manufacturing and enterprise software space. Prior to Gleacher, John worked at Ford Motor Company where he was in operations and engineering and then later with Amphenol's Computer and Network Products Division where his responsibilities were in new product development, design for manufacturing and assessment and acquisition of new production line equipment and processes.
John is a founder and Director of the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY), serves as a Judge at various business plan competitions, is a mentor at the RPI incubator program and has been an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lally School of Management and Technology (Graduate Program) and at the University at Albany. John also co-founded the Eric Evans Memorial Charitable Foundation after Eric's death in the World Trade Center on 9/11, and now serves the Foundation as a Director and Treasurer.
John earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
About FA Technology Ventures
FA Technology Ventures (FATV) is an independent, established venture capital firm with a strong track record built over multiple investment cycles. FATV invests in early stage technology companies in targeted emerging technology sectors, seeking opportunities where passionate entrepreneurs have a vision that challenges conventional wisdom. By backing teams with bold and iconoclastic ideas, FATV sources proprietary opportunities in which the potential for outsized returns exists, and looks to avoid over-funded sectors in which the potential for venture returns is depressed.
The core team has worked together for more than a decade and has developed a repeatable methodology for building great companies. As a lead investor, FATV brings to bear deep company building skills, helping construct high performing teams, quality boards, strong financing syndicates, and strategic partnerships. The results of the FATV company building methodology are borne out by the numerous startups the Principals have grown and taken to IPO or to significant acquisition events.