Austin Poole formally joined the BIP Capital platform in 2017 and has been a member of the BIP Ventures team since 2021. His relationship with BIP Capital began in 2013 when he was in a Business Development and Sales role for GPA Learn, an Ed-Tech startup in the BIP Capital portfolio. He brings a depth of private capital investment experience that spans multiple industries to his role as General Partner and co-leader of the firm's Healthcare practice.
He came to BIP Capital from Prudential Capital Group (PCG), where he was a member of the principal investing team. His focus was on proprietary structured debt products for the middle market industrial and transportation spaces, typically investing alongside an equity sponsor. Before joining PCG, he spent time in derivatives trading and real estate.
Austin earned a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Outside the office, he enjoys golf, reading nonfiction, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Marileigh, his son, Montgomery, his daughter Stevie, and his Boykin Spaniel, Winnie.
He leads BIP Ventures investments in ConnexPay (Board), Fenyx Health, HealtheMed (Chair of Board), Karoo, Objective Health (Board), Opya (Board), The Rounds (Board), Sentry Health (Board), and Kythera Labs (Board).
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