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Grant Allen

Grant is a Vice President at ABB Technology Ventures.

Grant received his B.S.E. in Civil Engineering cum laude from Duke University and an MBA with an individualized major in Private Equity and Venture Capital from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. There, he consulted for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was a TA for Sarah Kaplan’s Competitive Strategy class, was a Leadership Fellow and a WGA Executive Director, and was a board member with the Wharton Alumni Association.

Outside of work, Grant is an active boardmember and co-founder of the Ocular Melanoma Foundation and has worked overseas with his family’s global ministry, International Cooperating Ministries, now active in 50+ countries. He also advises to FareShare, a DC-based non-profit providing MetroCards to homeless veterans. Grant is an avid squash player and cyclist, music afficionado (and user of Pandora) and attempts to keep up his oil painting skills since he gave up on becoming Howard Roark long ago.