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BLH Venture Partners is led by accomplished entrepreneurs who have a passion
for advising, investing in and building high growth companies.

Billy L. Harbert

Billy is a seasoned entrepreneur and long-time angel investor. His passion for new venture creation stems from growing up in an entrepreneurial family and surrounding himself with innovators and smart business thinkers. Billy’s venture investing is anchored by his life-long passion for constructing buildings. As President and CEO of B.L. Harbert International, Billy oversees the five operating divisions of the company — Government, International, Commercial, Healthcare, and Civil.

Billy is a graduate of Auburn University and has his MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows and the Young President’s Organization; is on the Board of Highlands Day School; and enjoys tennis, snow skiing, sailing, fly fishing, saltwater game fishing and international travel.


Ashish H. Mistry

As Co-founder and Managing Partner of BLH Venture Partners, Ashish functions as an investor and adviser to young companies. His operating experience includes leadership roles with high-growth companies within Information Security, SaaS, and E-commerce. Ashish was also Founder and CEO of KontrolFreek – an innovative lifestyle brand in the video game accessories market until its acquisition in late 2020. Ashish’s first entrepreneurial role was as co-founder of Virtex Networks (Acquired by Leapfrog Services), then as an early team member of AirDefense (Acquired by NYSE: MOT). Mistry also spent two tours as an EIR at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), working with start-ups across Georgia.

Ashish is also active in community organizations including current and prior board positions with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Venture Atlanta (Co-founder) and the Atlanta CEO Council, as well as serving on committees with the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Mistry is also active in YPO. He is a graduate of Emory University and resides with his wife and children in Atlanta.