Roderick Berry

Managing Director, Distribution Management
Rod is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Distribution Management Team, based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Rod was a Managing Director and Senior Investment Officer at Shott Capital Management from 2007 until 2013 when Hamilton Lane acquired SCM. Prior to joining SCM, Rod served as President of Kentrix Research, a provider of third-party equity research to fund managers. Previously, Rod served as President and portfolio manager at AIC Asset Management, LLC (formerly Elijah Asset Management). In this capacity, he managed the ING Technology Fund, the AIC Global Technology Fund and the New Millennium Technology Trust on a sub-advisory basis. Rod also served with Robertson Stephens Investment Management as a Vice President and co-portfolio manager of the Information Age Fund and the United Global Technology Fund, and with USL Capital as an investment officer and financial manager. 

Rod received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

Authored Content


Unicorn Playbook: 2019 Edition

In the investment world, the term “Unicorn” is widely understood to represent a privately-held company that has reached a billion-dollar valuation. In fact, we debated even defining it here. But, for the uninitiated, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane.

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What's to Become of the Unicorns?

With venture capital fundraising at historic highs in recent years, the herd of unicorns has amassed to more than 180 companies. In this article, Managing Director on our Distribution Management team, Rod Berry draws upon the data to analyze the rise of the unicorns and today's IPO market.

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