Brahm Rhodes, Ph.D.

2024Massachusetts, US


Brahm has extensive experience creating value in start-ups as a founder, engineer, executive, mentor, and investor. His background includes research, technology & product development, and business development with repeated success developing products from concept to customer in multiple industries. Brahm is the Managing Partner of Backed x Black Capital, a nano-fund that backs Black tech founders. He also manages an active investment syndicate with 200+ LPs and is an angel investor. He also works with Score3 Ventures, where he helps underrepresented founders access venture capital. Brahm is a Venture Partner in NextGenVP, a network-based venture capital firm, and Republic, an equity crowdfunding platform. He is a mentor for several accelerators (e.g., The Majira Project and Seed Spot) and a member of the Capital Committee for Browning the Greenspace.

He teaches data science, machine learning, and AI for universities and enterprise clients, lectures on AI and data ethics, and contributes to ForHumanity, an organization focused on building an AI Audit infrastructure. He’s also an advisor to the University of Arkansas’ data science program. He holds patents in simulation and energy management technologies. Brahm is a member of the inaugural cohort of ClimateVine, a community of climate experts, founders, investors, and operators. Previously he was an NIH Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Aerospace Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University.