Terrance Orr, MBA
Terrance is a dynamic operator, startup coach, and early-stage investor with expertise in venture building, product management, fundraising, and business development across both startups and large corporations. Propelled by his passion for mentoring entrepreneurs, Terrance brings energy and focus to the teams he leads as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mach49.
He is an active advisor at multiple venture firms, studios, and accelerators, including Antler, Visible Hands, and High Alpha Innovation. He is also a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, Startup Mentor at Forum Ventures and WEVE Acceleration, and an emerging leader in venture capital as recognized by HBCUvc.
Prior to joining Mach49, Terrance spent time as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at SAP.iO —SAP’s venture fund and studio — where he developed solutions for enterprise software pains related to supply chain and logistics. He also served as a Venture Partner at Republic, the full-stack investment platform spun out of AngelList, and advised early-stage companies on business development and growth at seed accelerator Techstars Chicago. Before he worked with founders, Terrance was known as an intrapreneur at Dell Technologies, where he helped launch new business functions and conceptualize novel business models, and drove post-merger integration projects during the largest technology acquisition in history (between Dell and EMC).
Terrance is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, Johnson & Wales University, and Claflin University.