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January 12, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Former Rise of the Rest Fund Managing Partner launches Narya Capital

J.D. Vance, who was until recently Managing Partner of the Rise of the Rest Fund, has reportedly raised $93 million to start Narya Capital, a venture fund based in his home state of Ohio.  According to this report in Axios, the author of Hillbilly Ellegy is backed by well-known names like Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Eric Schmidt and Scott Dorsey as well as Columbus-based Battelle. The latter is one-half of UT-Battelle, prime contractor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


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