Adam Quinton

Adam Quinton


Founder & CEO, Lucas Point Ventures

Jury President for North America

Adam Quinton is an advisor, investor, mentor, educator and speaker with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

North America

Adam is the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures. He advises and invests in early stage high growth companies with a focus on supporting diverse management teams. He serves as a Board Member/Advisor to a number of startup companies as well as Chicago based techweek. He is also an Advisor/Mentor to several groups including Astia, MergeLane, 37 Angels, Women's StartupLab and the Monarq Incubator. He is a founding VC at Project Include.

In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of "25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know" and also one the "100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know". In 2015 I was featured in as "One of 8 VCs Making Waves" and in 2016 was named as one of "26 great people spearheading change in tech investment" by Silicon Republic. In 2017 he was recognized as one of the winners of the "Innovative Investor" category for the New York City Techweek100.

Adam is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where he is a member of the Management and Gender and Public Policy Faculties. He serves as Faculty Advisor to the SIPA Women in Leadership student group.

In the not for profit space Adam sits on the Boards of the Center for Talent Innovation and International House, New York. At International House he sits on the Executive Committee and Communications Committee, Chairs the Development and Alumni Relations Committee and is a member of the Advisory Council for the House’s Womens International Leadership program. Additionally he is a mentor for the 92nd Street Y “Women in Power” fellowship program.

Adam speaks and writes on diversity related issues including at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. In the past two years he has co-presented with Shari Slate Chief Inclusion and Collaboration officer at CISCO on the consequences of unconscious bias and the importance of CEO leadership in driving diversity initiatives.

Previously he was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and head of Global Macro Research leading a team of 175 professionals in 12 countries. Adam has 25 years of global investing and management experience and achieved the unique feat of being a top ranked sell side investment analyst in all of the US, Asia and UK.