I'm Rhiana! I'm currently an investor at KarpReilly, a consumer-focused growth equity fund. We invest in early-stage DTC, retail, restaurant, and food and bev CPG companies. Previously I was at Barclays in the Natural Resources investment banking group (big industry switch.. I know ).

I graduated from Cornell with a degree in operations research engineering and loved my classes despite pivoting to finance. I'm usually based out of NYC, but am currently camped out at my parents in NJ and am also debating spending August in LA to try out a new city, so would love any recs!

Professional Goals

#1 Goal: 

Build on my prior investing background by joining a high-growth startup to gain operational experience. Long term, I aspire to found my own company and consult/angel invest on the side.

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Future Interests

Fitness and wellness
Social impact


  • I'm a huge foodie obsessed with all things food-related from discovering new restaurants to reading blogs and trying new recipes.
  • Over the years I've read a lot on nutrition and understanding how certain ingredients and the quality of food affect not only how we feel day-to-day, but also our long term health. More recently I've become interested in thinking about ways that education around diet can play a role in preventative healthcare.


  • Having spent the last four years in finance, I'm very interested in jumping over to the startup world in an operational role. I would love to talk to anyone who has made this transition to a biz dev/strategy role and learn more about the challenges and take-aways.
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