Team

The only way to be satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and love what you do.

TIA Ventures was founded by Andy Greenfield and Wills Hapworth. They are long-time close friends and together built the Thought into Action Entrepreneurship at Colgate. TIA Ventures is the next evolution of their passion for accelerating exceptional entrepreneurs.


Andy Greenfield


Andy’s background is as an operator and lifelong entrepreneur, largely in the marketing research and services arena. He’s founded and sold 3 companies, is founder of the Thought into Action Entrepreneurship Institute at Colgate University, and a member of Colgate’s Board of Trustees.

Wills Hapworth


Wills is a former Morgan Stanley investment banker, and is Co-founder and Director of Thought into Action Entrepreneurship Institute at Colgate University for the past seven years. He founded an online primary-education company and is a highly-visible member of the NYC startup ecosystem.


The fund’s lead investor has deep experience in raising and managing venture capital and private equity funds in Energy and Tech. He has mentored early stage entrepreneurs for more than a decade.

Given their backgrounds, the TIA team is well suited for investing in and mentoring exceptional entrepreneurs and their companies.