Techstars Equitech Accelerator appoints Phillips as managing director

Phillips was a venture partner with Republic and 11Tribes Ventures.

  • Adams was previously a managing director at MoxE Venture Partners
  • He was also a senior attorney and director at the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Founded in 2006, Techstars has invested in more than 3,100 companies with a combined market cap of more than $140 billion

Techstars Equitech Accelerator has named Adam H. Phillips as managing director.
The Techstars Equitech Accelerator was brought to Baltimore by UpSurge, which is focused on building a startup community across a range of sectors.

Phillips was previously a venture partner with Republic 11 and Tribes Ventures and a managing director at MoxE Venture Partners. He also spent several years in the policy and regulatory sectors as a senior attorney and director at the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Adam in his role as Managing Director of the Techstars Equitech accelerator,” Jamie McDonald, CEO of UpSurge, said in a statement. “Adam brings a deep knowledge of startups and investing and a passion for our mission. He has a builders-first mentality and we clicked immediately.”

Founded in 2006, Techstars’ network is focused on helping entrepreneurs. Techstars has invested in more than 3,100 companies with a combined market cap of more than $140 billion.