Sean Engel

General Partner

Sean is a General Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Top Tier Capital Partners (Top Tier). He co-leads the Velocity team, focused on secondary and direct investments, and also oversees Top Tier’s talent management strategy.

Sean Engel

Focused on working with authentic people looking to build innovative companies. We're upfront on how we can help and look to leverage our network for additional experiences and perspectives.

Sean has over 12 years of LP secondary and direct investment experience, strong ties with VCs and entrepreneurs, and is a board observer on several of Top Tier’s co-investment portfolio companies. He joined Top Tier’s predecessor firm Paul Capital in 2010. Sean holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he was an Academic All-Pac-10 Varsity Crew member, Varsity 8+ IRA National Champion in 2010, and a member of the Under-23 National Rowing Team in 2009. Currently, Sean sits on the board of the Friends of Cal Crew. He and his wife (Carly) love spoiling their dog (Rafi) on a regular basis.  In addition, he enjoys spending time with friends, playing golf, and working out in his spare time. Sean also supports Team Impact – an organization helping young children with chronic illnesses.

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