Newark Venture Partners hires two and promotes one

Newark Venture Partners has hired Kiswana Browne, previously with Plug and Play Ventures, and Chika Ogele, formerly of Eight Sleep.

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  • Browne is formerly of Plug and Play Ventures where she focused on financial services
  • Ogele joins from Eight Sleep where he focused on operations and supply chain
  • NWP was founded in 2016 in Newark, New Jersey

Newark Venture Partners, an early-stage B2B software venture firm, has hired Kiswana Browne as senior associate and Chika Ogele as associate, according to a blog post by the firm.

vKiswana Browne, Newark Venture Partners
Browne
Chika Ogele, Newark Venture Partners
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The 6-year-old firm, which is based in Newark, New Jersey, is currently investing out of Newark Venture Partners Fund II, which closed on $88 million in September 2021, according to PitchBook.

Browne is formerly of Plug and Play Ventures, where she focused on financial services. Ogele joins NVP from Eight Sleep, where he focused on operations and supply chain. He started his career at Goldman Sachs.

NVP also promoted Sean Simons to associate. He “has quickly built one of the stronger networks in the early-stage supply chain and logistics space,” the firm said.