Analysts evaluate business plans, perform competitive analysis, test financial assumptions, and engage in deal due diligence. Analysts witness the venture funding process from beginning-to-end, coached by investors. They get broad exposure to the active tech startup scene in Los Angeles and deal directly with the founders, CEOs, and investors as TCA Los Angeles evaluates hundreds of new startups each year.
Meet our Analysts
Meera Ramakrishnan is a recent graduate of the California Institute of Technology, where she studied Mechanical Engineering and Business, Economics, and Management. While at Caltech, she started and developed a diabetes application to help physicians manage diabetic patients more efficiently and effectively. Her career interests include entrepreneurship, strategy (M&A), and venture capital investing; Meera hopes to combine her business and engineering backgrounds to create and commercialize innovative solutions globally. Having been admitted to Harvard Business School in 2018 through the 2+2 program, Meera will be attending HBS in 2022.
Max Northrop is a junior at the University of Michigan where he is studying neuroscience and pursuing a minor in business from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In addition to his role at TCA, Max is engaged in clinical research at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. In his research, he has studied how to implement cutting-edge sequencing technology into targeted cancer treatment, genetic links to childhood cancers, and oncoviruses. He has also served his community as an Emergency Medical Technician, by tutoring high school students, and fundraising for medical research. As an analyst, Max strives to combine his love for science, technology, and entrepreneurship to sponsor innovation.
Janet Lee is an MBA candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Before business school, she started two businesses, a tech-forward real estate brokerage and international trade & logistics company. Her MBA focus is venture capital, for which she was recently awarded the Deutschman Venture Fellowship. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, her first love was the health sciences and she performed wet lab lung cancer research for four years at USC, resulting in a paper published in the American Association for Cancer Research journal. She currently holds a Master's degree in Global Medicine and Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion from USC's Keck School of Medicine. Her creative hobbies include hip hop dance and performing as a SAG actor with speaking roles on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “This is Us”, “Shameless”, and on commercials with brands like McDonalds, Infiniti and Sony. Learn more about her here.