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Merritt Baer

Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

tech business strategy, cybersecurity policy, idea to company and early stage growth. JD, UMUC prof, experience in all 3 branches of US gov

tech business strategy, cybersecurity policy, idea to company and early stage growth. JD, UMUC prof, experience in all 3 branches of US gov

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


Partner CoVenturr May 2015 - present
Adjunct Professor University of Maryland University College August 2014 - present
Chief of Staff Merritt Rachel Baer, LLC and Department of Homeland Security May 2013 - present
Legislative Fellow United States Senate SAA October 2011 - May 2013
Federal Law Clerk (Military Attorney-Advisor) U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces August 2010 - September 2011
Summer Associate Carlsmith Ball LLP July 2009 - August 2009
Summer Associate Cooley LLP May 2009 - July 2009


Harvard Law School 2007 - 2010
Harvard College Social Studies (Honors) 2002 - 2006

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Medical Devices

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I provide business strategy to technology start-ups, and advise the government on cybersecurity policy in critical infrastructure protection.

I can help you take your idea to execution and create the strategy to get your business off the ground or to the next level. My shop houses legal, marketing, product development and other capabilities to fuel your venture.

I am a double Harvard graduate with experience in all three branches of government and a strong publication record. I am a leader in Internet policy, a fellow entrepreneur and a technology company expert.

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Jordan Berger
We worked together  •  Campus Ambassador, Bloomberg LP and Director of MoneyShow University, MoneyShow. Florida State grad.
Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Merritt. I was initially impressed with Merritt's enthusiasm, ... communication skills and professional demeanor when I was first introduced to her about 6 months ago. During the 6 months I have worked with Merritt on a number of projects and I find her skill set to be unlike any other entrepreneur I have ever met. Merritt's ability to juggle multiple projects is unlike any I’ve seen before and made a dramatic difference in the productivity level of our team. Merritt is a fount of information about the latest product releases, competitive stats and creative ways to turn customer conversations into selling opportunities. Merritt is a talented, hard-working and warm mentor and a joy to collaborate with!
Geoff Orazem
They're my advisor  •  Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Eastern Foundry. Previously Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company.
She is sharp and has great interpersonal and technical skills with a track record of success in everything she does
Adam Yormack, Esq.
They're my current cofounder  •  Managing Member, Yormack & Associates, P.A..
Merritt possess the rare recipe of ingredients to be a wildly successful entrepreneur. Her raw analytical intelligence is outpaced only by h ... er emotional intelligence. She leverages her robust personal network to build teams of other resourceful skill players to execute on problems all over the world. She's beyond a good partner and cofounder she is a bright idea machine and continues to impress with her commitment and diligence to honing her craft.
Alex Kreilein
We worked together  •  CEO, Mogility, LLC and Managing Partner, Entrepy. University of Colorado Boulder grad.
Merritt is focused, resourceful, and clever. She knows her domain and enjoys solving problems associated with it. Merritt is task-oriented ... without being myopic, which allows her to manage the development of products and processes without admiring the problem - she sees the whole field. Finally, Merritt is a thoughtful and resilient entrepreneur - two qualities of importance to anyone working in startups.

Adam Yormack, Esq.
We worked together  •  Managing Member, Yormack & Associates, P.A..
Adam's got that spark, vision, and intuition that only an entrepreneur dedicated to his craft can wear genuinely. He spans a range of indust ... ries and expertise and knows when to call on complementary experts too. He's a true service provider to companies.