Stony Lonesome Group (SLG), founded by Sean Drake '90 in 2011, a boutique venture capital firm and early pioneer in the Military Veteran entrepreneurship space, announced the addition of the Honorable Patrick J Murphy as a General Partner of Stony Lonesome Capital II and Stony Lonesome Capital III venture capital funds.
SLG team members from the long gray line to include MG (R) Spider Marks '75 as an Advisor and COL (R) Joseph Schafer, PhD '86 as Director of Research. SLG has invested in over 12 startups that include USMA graduates as Founders or key members of the Management Team.
Mr. Murphy is an Army Veteran, serving with distinction as a paratrooper in Iraq as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Captain Murphy was also a professor of Constitutional Law at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Following his time in service, Patrick was the first Iraq War Veteran elected to Congress representing the 1st district of Pennsylvania for four years. In 2016, the Honorable Mr. Murphy became Undersecretary of the Army and later the Acting Secretary of the Army. In addition to his service to our country, Patrick is an experienced tech and media entrepreneur. Mr. Murphy is currently serving as the Distinguished Chair of Innovation at West Point.