Peter Boyce II

Peter Boyce II

Early Stage VC @ General Catalyst Partners | Co-founder @ Rough Draft Ventures

New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)

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Peter Boyce II's Overview

  • Co-Founder & President at Harvard College Venture Partners
  • Co-Founding Director at HackHarvard
  • Business Development & Partnerships at Skillshare Company
  • Harvard University
  • Stuyvesant High School

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Peter Boyce II's Experience

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

July 2013Present (1 year 4 months)

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

December 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Greater Boston Area

Rough Draft Ventures is a student partnership that invests in the most talented and driven university entrepreneurs in Boston. Supporting product-focused teams at their earliest stage, we provide access to capital, mentorship, and advisors to help students turn their ideas into products and companies.

Co-Founder & President

Harvard College Venture Partners

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2010May 2013 (2 years 9 months) Cambridge, Massachusetts

·Harvard’s first venture capital student group to engage alumni, HBS & startups to support student technology ventures.
·Organizing university-wide events, including office hours with VCs & “Startup Suppers” with students and founders.
·Leading Boston community engagement with partner student groups at MIT, BU, Babson, Tufts, as well as local startups and technical talent for advising & mentorship of students.

Co-Founding Director


September 2010April 2013 (2 years 8 months) cambridge, ma

Harvard's first winter accelerator program for launching student startups. Founded by leaders in computer science & entrepreneurship across the community at Harvard, HackHarvard provides students an opportunity to learn from seminars given student and professors in CS, visit local startups, receive mentorship from entrepreneurs, and work together with friends in order to create web apps.

Business Development & Partnerships

Skillshare Company

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

May 2012August 2012 (4 months) New York

·Managing Skillshare's business partnerships & operations.

Venture Partner Analyst

Collaborative Fund

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

June 2012July 2012 (2 months) New York, NY

·Supported Founder Craig Shapiro & Venture Partner Mike Karnjanaprakorn on new deal evaluation of early-stage startups.

Boston Director

Skillshare Company

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

September 2011June 2012 (10 months) New York, New York

·Managing Skillshare Boston and its expansion.
·Working with the NYC office to develop new growth initiatives.

Founder Apprentice

Skillshare Company

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

May 2011August 2011 (4 months) New York, NY

·Supported CEO Mike Karnjanaprakorn on Operational and Finance activities, culminating in a $3.1MM Series A investment from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital.
·Helped create and deploy strategies for expansion into new cities.
·Worked under the Community Manager to develop and grow NYC community.

Co-Founder, CTO

GoGirl Finance

May 2010May 2011 (1 year 1 month) New York, NY

GoGirl Finance aims to empower women through sharing resources, stories and expertise across topics from family life to financial literacy.

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Banking industry

June 2010August 2010 (3 months) New York, NY

·Covered Technology and Consumer Retail investment opportunities.
·Provided market research, interfaced with investment banking analysts, and proposed various equity investment decisions.

Analyst, Business Development and Marketing

Bad Boy Entertainment

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Music industry

January 2010May 2010 (5 months) New York, NY

·Supported VP of Business Development with market research on emerging trends in technology.
·Provided due diligence on opportunities including USTREAM, Facebook, and Hulu.

Summer Analyst

Loews Corporation

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; L; Investment Management industry

June 2009August 2009 (3 months) New York, NY

·Worked under the supervision of the Fixed Income managing desk, using Bloomberg, Excel and financial research to assist in pricing mortgage-backed securities in excess of $10M.
·Worked in the Distressed Debt division analyzing Loews Corp.'s Wendy's/Arby's Group bank-debt position, providing an investment recommendation based on relative valuation, fundamental analysis and capital structure.

BA Explorer Program

Credit Suisse

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CS; Banking industry

May 2009May 2009 (1 month) New York, NY

Undergraduate Camp

Goldman Sachs

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GS; Investment Banking industry

May 2009May 2009 (1 month) New York, NY


StuyGuy Computer Services

20072008 (1 year)

Personal computer & home network consulting.

Peter Boyce II's Skills & Expertise

  1. Hustle
  2. Social Media
  3. Business Intelligence
  4. Investments
  5. Social Networking
  6. Marketing Strategy
  7. Online Marketing
  8. Start-ups
  9. Community Development
  10. Product Management
  11. Entrepreneurship
  12. Venture Capital
  13. Business Development
  14. Technology
  15. Sales
  16. Leadership
  17. Marketing
  18. Management

Peter Boyce II's Education

Harvard University

A.B., Applied Mathematics, Secondary in Computer Science

Focus Field: Behavioral Economics

Activities and Societies: Harvard College Venture Partners, Harvard Innovation Lab, Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, HackHarvard, Harvard IDENTITIES Fashion Show

Stuyvesant High School

Helped run the library's IT; math tutor; spent senior year taking math & physics classes at Columbia University

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