Fellows Directory

Thomas Palmer

AH Ventures

Tom joined Adams Harkness Ventures as a General Partner in 2002. He currently manages the fund's investment in Rubicon Technology and Practical Engineering. Prior to AH Ventures, Tom was managing director and general partner for Kansas City Equity Partners, where he led investments in the areas of information technology and communications. He has been the founding institutional investor in several technology startups that have raised in excess of $300 million in equity capital. His prior board positions include BeyondNow Technologies, Birch Telecom, NetSales, freightPro, iTravel, and Vroom Technologies.

Tom is co-founder and Executive Chairman of iModules Software, an Internet technology company serving the education market. He also serves on the investment and executive committees for Gazelle TechVentures, a regional fund. He also taught Venture Capital Finance for six years at the University of Missouri.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Tom holds a degree in economics and computer science from Dartmouth College. He received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

A member of the Charter Class of Kauffman Fellows, Tom served his fellowship under mentor Bill Reisler at Kansas City Equity Partners.