Megan Patel

General Partner


Megan Patel is a distinguished early-stage investor and venture builder with over 15 years of experience in innovation, design, and strategic leadership. As a General Partner at Quantum Coast Capital, Megan leverages her extensive background in venture capital and entrepreneurship to identify and nurture transformative technologies and high-potential investments. Her strategic vision and innovative approach are instrumental in driving the firm’s mission to shape the future through impactful investments.

Megan’s extensive experience in building and scaling entrepreneurial networks makes her a strategic resource for fostering startups within Quantum Coast Capital’s portfolio. At Schmidt Futures, she developed and led the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, sourcing and funding high-impact ventures that collectively raised over $80 million in pre-seed VC funding. Her ability to build scalable support networks and provide founders with essential resources has been a hallmark of her career. This expertise is critical in the quantum ecosystem, where nurturing early-stage startups requires a deep understanding of both the technological landscape and the unique challenges faced by innovators.

Her roles at IDEO, SwipeSense Inc., and Chicago Beyond further highlight her ability to drive growth and innovation through strategic planning and execution. Megan’s global perspective, underscored by her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her studies in International Economics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, positions her to effectively navigate and influence the rapidly evolving quantum technology sector. Her commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and creating sustainable, scalable solutions continues to drive her contributions to the venture capital landscape, making her an invaluable asset to Quantum Coast Capital and the broader quantum ecosystem.