The Ember Lab Leadership

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Avani Patel 

Avani is a Partner of The Ember Company.  She has years of experience in the startup world in various capacities including as a founder, advisor, mentor and investor.  She recently served as Head of the Harvard Business School Startup Studio.   In her work with Ember, Harvard Business School and other organizations, Avani has advised over five hundred entrepreneurs. 

Prior to The Ember Company, Avani had a career as a corporate attorney with Arent Fox LLP and Brown Rudnick where she worked on multi-billion dollar mergers.  She also founded a men's and women's contemporary clothing label when she was in law school.  She holds an MBA from Columbia University, a JD from The Northwestern University School of Law and a BA from Loyola University.  Avani volunteers as Co-Leader, Entrepreneurs-In-Training, Barnard College & Girls Scouts.


Matt Jung 

Matt is a Partner of The Ember Company. He has recently served as Interim CFO of Steven Alan and was previously Head of Strategy, Business Development and Investments at Dallimore & Co, a boutique advisory business for the specialty retail and apparel sector. 

Previously, Matt was an Investment Professional at AEA Investors, PJ Solomon and Deutsche Bank.  As an investor and advisor, Matt has worked with a broad spectrum of brands and companies including PVH, VF Corp., Victoria Beckham, Citizens of Humanity, Drybar, Tribe Dynamics and JOOR.  He holds a BSBA from Georgetown University and recently served as Vice-Chair of the Seeds of Peace Young Leadership Committee.