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Bion Ludwig

Brown Savano Direct Capital Partners

Bion is a Partner and co-founder of BrownSavano Direct Capital Partners. The firm was founded to provide partial liquidity and asset diversification to individual shareholders in market-leading, later-stage private companies.

Prior to co-founding BrownSavano, Bion worked at SmithDefieux Capital Partners. Prior to SmithDefieux, he was with GE Capital's finance assurance arm, Genworth Financial, as a member of their Financial Management Program.

Bion has been active with startup companies and an entrepreneur since founding his first venture in 2002. While in college he founded numerous companies as well as an undergraduate entrepreneurial club. Through these ventures, he gained experience working with growth companies and entrepreneurial finance. The last of his companies grew to be one of the top 800 sites on the Internet and was acquired in late 2006.

Bion is a published author and his book about his last startup company sold over 25,000 copies worldwide.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Bion is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was a founder of the Entrepreneurial Club and Captain of the UVA Triathlon club. He holds a Bachelor's degree in economics.

Bion is a Board member of the Young Leaders Committee of the Perry School Community Services Center and a founding board member of the Nature Conservancy’s Washington, D.C. Generation Conservation chapter. He is also a private pilot.

As a member of Class 18, Bion served his fellowship at BrownSavano Direct Capital Partners under the mentorship of Thomas Smith, Managing Director.