Tanveer Kathawalla

Venture-backed Entrepreneur and Investor

Before becoming an adopted Virginian, Tanveer was a perpetual new kid who had lived in five different states and two countries – all before the age of 18. Tanveer is passionate about building and expanding community through free-markets, innovation, and exploring our shared history. 

Tanveer Kathawalla is the Founder of Pioneer1890, an investment & advisory firm that partners with companies to create or establish new frontiers. He is also a Venture Partner at NexGen.  Previously, he was the COO/CFO and part of the founding team at Analytical Space, a venture-backed satellite company. During his tenure, Analytical Space was named to Fast&Co’s 2019 list of most innovative companies, launched the first commercial cube-satellite equipped with a laser, and raised over $6 million in the capital led by MIT’s The Engine and Flybridge Capital

He has spoken at MIT Sloan, C5 Accelerate, and regularly speaks on venture capital, national security, and economic development. 

Tanveer is a Political Leaders Program Fellow with the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia, a member of the Leadership Now Project, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a member of the AEI Enterprise Club, and former Aspen Idea Scholar.

Tanveer is relentlessly curious about aviation and U.S. history. He is a certified open water scuba diver and can often be found playing fetch or keep away with his labradoodle, Sadie.

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