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Emily McMahan

Co-Founder and General Partner, AIN Ventures

Emily McMahan is a co-founder and general partner at AIN Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies at the intersection of deep tech and dual-use technology, as well as in military, veteran-led startups. The fund is supplemented by the Academy Investor Network (AIN), an investment syndicate and community. AIN harnesses the collective experience and service of graduates from the five publicly funded U.S. service academies.

Previously, Emily served as the founder and executive director of Capitol Post, a business incubator that taught military veterans and their spouses how to think and act like entrepreneurs. Capitol Post was also the home of Bunker Labs in Washington, D.C., a national 501(c)(3) organization network of military-veteran entrepreneurs dedicated to helping members of the military-connected community start their own businesses. Before starting Capitol Post, Emily was a partner and chief financial officer at a successful startup technology firm serving the federal government.

Emily holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She currently serves as the co-chair of the board of advisors for the Common Mission Project and serves on the DAV National Veterans Entrepreneurship Council. Emily lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and three children.