Troy Knauss

Troy Knauss

Angel Resource Institute
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees

Troy Knauss is Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, of the Angel Resource Institute, a non-profit spinout of the Kauffman Foundation focused on education and research initiatives for early-stage investors. Troy is a partner in a number of Angel funds and networks that invest in high-growth and turnaround companies. Troy has over 20 years of experience in family, growth, and start-up businesses. In addition to his fund activities, Troy is an exited entrepreneur with start-up and growth management experience in food processing, brand building, software development, and eCommerce companies. Troy is an active investor in more than forty ventures.

Troy was named one of the Triad’s Impact Entrepreneurs by Business Leader magazine. He speaks frequently to investors and entrepreneurs on private investing through his efforts with the Angel Resource Institute. He is also a part-time professor at Wake Forest University, a former Board member of the Angel Capital Association, serves on a number of for-profit Boards, and volunteers on a number of non-profit entrepreneurial committees including Vice Chairman of the Greensboro Partnership, a local economic development initiative to attract, engage and help entrepreneurs start businesses. Troy holds degrees from Susquehanna University and Wake Forest University.