Paul Ciriello is a Partner at Finistere Ventures. Paul was the Founder and Managing Director of TD Capital Ventures, the Co-founder and Managing General Partner of Fairhaven Capital Partners, and Co-founder and Managing Partner of Milk Street Investments – all based in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, Paul held a number of senior executive positions at Fidelity Investments in Boston, including President of Fidelity Interactive, where he led the development and management of several technology-driven retail and institutional businesses. As a venture investor, Paul led investments in many companies including recently realized investments in Drizly (Acq, NASDAQ: UBER) and Digital Guardian (Acq, Help Systems/TA). Earlier investments include Softricity (acq: MSFT), Third Screen Media (Acq, NSYE: TWX), SiGe (Acq, NASDAQ: SWKS), Cloakware (Acq, Irdeto Access) and YottaMark (Acq, NASDAQ: TRMB).
Paul has invested broadly including in food safety, food delivery, logistics, supply chain, enterprise software, data/analytics industries and cybersecurity. Paul was on the President’s Advisory Board at the Berklee College of Music and the University of Lynchburg. He sits on the Investment Advisory Board for the University at Buffalo Innovation Fund, and is a Strategic Advisor for the Blakes, Cassels & Graydon venture practice.
Paul has a MPA from Northeastern University, where he was a Northeastern University Fellow and a United States Public Research Fellow. He has BA from SUNY at Buffalo. Paul was a United States Presidential Management Intern and started his career in environmental policy at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where he was a Senior Policy Advisor.