I was reading a recent article written by Mackenzie Burnett, the CEO of Redspread, where she discussed the issues in finding women investors. This is not at all an uncommon experience as the work of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers, etc. is very male dominated. Don’t get me wrong there is absolutely nothing wrong with men investing in startup businesses founded by women. In fact, I think that is great. The problem is that many women run businesses might be selling a product or service that speaks more to women and, therefore, might be at a disadvantage when looking for funding. Secondly, it creates an intimidation factor when women feel like they are trying to compete in a good old boys network and that they have to meet a higher standard to be accepted into the boys club. To me as an entrepreneur that is just a fact and part of the challenge in starting a business as a woman in today’s world. What I hope to see in the future is simply that more women in business become highly successful and use their success to reinvest in new businesses. That way finding women venture capitalists, incubators, and angel investors won’t really be anything other than normal. You can find a link to Ms. Burnett’s article below and a list of resources that she put together of the existing woman run VC groups, incubators, and angel investors. To all the participants in my Sharks in Heels group: Sharketts looking for money? Here is a list of some sharp Sharks in Heels that are in the business of investing in entrepreneurs like you! Directly from Mackenzie Burnett’s article (read the full article here):
#Angels. A group of some of the most powerful women at Twitter (or formerly at Twitter), these six angels are investing individually but still pooling their collective expertise around their investments. The individuals are included in the list below.
37 Angels. Awesome network of female angels. Invests in deals between $50k and $150k. They “also offer an unique training program to educate novice angels in the fundamentals of investing in young companies,” according to their website.
Broadway Angels. This network of around 20 angels is “an angel investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women.” While they mostly invest in information technology, they are open to other areas of investment, as well. The individuals are included in the list below.
Female Investors Opportunities List. Collection of over 100 female investors, organized by Sarah Kunst. According to Sarah’s Medium article, “It’s a Google Group comprised of every female startup investor you know of and tons you don’t. They’re smart, they write checks and they are available to speak, be interviewed, mentor, judge and invite to your super private influencers dinners. They’re from all over the country, they will travel for the right opps and they provide insight and capital you’re otherwise lacking.” Email kunstsar at gmail with any opportunities and she will share them with the group.
Golden Seeds. With both an angel network and a venture capital side, this organization strongly supports female investors and is one of the largest and most well-known female angel networks in the country. With offices in New York, Boston, Silicon Valley, Southern California and Texas, Golden Seed’s angel network covers some of the biggest tech hubs in the United States.
Pipeline Fellowship. With the characteristic t-shirt slogan, “This Is What an Angel Looks Like,” Pipeline is all about changing the face of angel investing through training women to be angel investors. While they do focus on social entrepreneurship, this would be a great place for any entrepreneur to start looking to build relationships with a number of the country’s top female angel investors. Founded by Natalia Oberti Noguera.
Angels and early-stage investors
Aileen Lee, Founder of Cowboy Ventures, Partner at KPCB. Typically invests $100k-$1m per deal. Invests in wide variety of tech, such as enterprise, mobile, analytics, payments, e-commerce, SaaS. Has invested in Librato, Rent the Runway, DocSend, and a number of other companies. Also part ofBroadway Angels.
Alicia Syrett, Founder and CEO of Pantegrion Capital. Typically invests $10k-$50k per deal. Invests in consumer internet, e-commerce, and mobile. Invested in Little Passports, Golden Seeds, HeTexted, BeautyBooked, and more. Board member of New York Angels.
Allison Thoreson Bhusri, Angel Investor. Typically invests $25k-$50k per deal. Invests in health tech, mobile, and education. Invested in Boostable, True Link, MasteryConnect, LocoMotive Labs, and more. Twenty years of business experience in finance, consumer products and technology. Previously worked for eBay’s Business Incubation Group with a focus on social and mobile e-commerce. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Alyse Killeen, Partner at March Capital Partners. Invests in Bitcoin, mobile, marketplaces, big data, e-commerce, and more. Invested in Open Garden, Blockstream, Appcito, FreshPay, The Fabric, Blockchain, The Hive, Deep Forest Media, Heal, Agent Ace, and Coho Data. Based in Los Angeles.
Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head of Funds of Comcast Ventures. She “spent the early part of her career overseeing the development of Comcast’s cable network portfolio” according to her bio on the Broadway Angelswebsite.
Ana Díaz-Hernández, Investment Associate at Kapor Capital. Invests in seed startups w/ social impact, in markets like consumer internet, enterprise software, mobile, healthcare, education, and fintech.
Andrea Barrica, Venture Partner at 500 Startups. Typically invests $50–100K per deal. Invests in SaaS, B2B, & SMB-focused software. Cofounder ofinDinero. Based in San Francisco.
Andrea Zurek, Founding Partner of XG Ventures. Typically invests $25k-$100k per deal. Invests in consumer internet (mobile, video, gaming, social media, and online media sectors), but also scopes wider to include SaaS, cloud computing, and analytics. Prolific investor, has invested in Facebook, Apptimize, Keen IO, and over 50 other companies.
Angela Lee, Founder of 37 Angels. Experience in education space. Assistant dean at Columbia Business School.
Anita Brearton, Founder of CabinetM. Typically invests $10–25k per deal. Invests in consumer internet, digital media, IT. Invested in Crimson Hexagon, Lark, Gracious Eloise. Based in Boston.
Ann Miura Ko, Co-Founding Managing Partner of Floodgate. Typically invests $500k-$1M per deal. Invests in enterprise software and mobile. Invested in Lyft, Modcloth, Refinery29, TaskRabbit and others. Also a Stanford PhD/lecturer.
Ann Winblad, Founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Invests in early-stage enterprise software. Over 40 years of experience in the software and venture worlds. Invested in MuleSoft, InsideSales.com, Birst, Peerlyst, Flite, and more. Currently serves as a director of Ace Metrix, MuleSoft, Sonatype, and OptiMine.
Annie Kadavy, Investor at CRV. Invests in all kinds of tech, including SaaS, retail, design, electric vehicles, bicycles, transportation, and more. Invested in Patreon, DoorDash, ClassPass, Cratejoy, and Laurel & Wolf.
Anu Duggal, Founder of Female Founders Fund. Invests in consumer internet.Invested in Manicube, Dating Ring, Loverly, Maven, Minibar, and F Cubed. Female Founders Fund invests seed capital and mentorship in women entrepreneurs.
April Underwood, Founding Partner of #Angels. Invests in cleantech, healthcare, enterprise, and more. Invested in Glassbreakers, Hale Health, and Cue Health. A ton of experience with product development from her time as Director of Product at Twitter.
Bedy Yang, Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Typically invests $25k–$100k per deal. Invests with a focus on Latin American/international startups, particularly in Brazil. Invests in all kinds of tech, including mobile, weddings, social travel, croudsourcing, and more. Invested in Colingo, FameBit, Moveline, Descomplica, BTCjam, Ordoro, VivaReal, Wanderable, Partender, AdEspresso, Mural.ly, Solidarium, Babelverse, and more.
Beth Ellyn McClendon, Angel Investor. Typically invests $100k–$200k per deal. Invests in a wide variety of tech, including hardware. Invested in Leap Motion, Shyp, AngelList, Lightbox, and others.
Beth Seidenberg, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Invests in the life sciences. According to her Crunchbase profile, “She works with entrepreneurs to develop companies with breakthrough technology for treating patients and improving health.”
Cack Wilhelm, Investor at Scale Venture Partners. Typically invests $8m-$15m per deal. Invests in enterprise software deep in the tech stack, including infrastructure, big data, DevOps, security, and cloud. Invested in Realm and PubNub.
Carine Magescas, Partner at AngelPad. Typically invests $25k per deal. Invests in mobile, e-commerce, education, big data, IT, and more. Invested in Boxbee, Kinnek, Vungle, Postmates, Periscope, UpCounsel, RolePoint, TrulyWireless, and more.
Caryn Effron, Managing Director of Ackman-Ziff. 20 years of experience in commercial real estate finance, founded GoGirl Finance. Member of Pipeline Fellowship. Focus on education, real estate, and finance.
Caterina Fake, Founder Partner of Founder Collective, Chairman of Etsy.Invests in a wide variety of tech. Previous co-founder of Flickr and Hunch, Caterina currently serves as both an investor and chairman of Etsy. Also has invested in Chloe + Isabel, Typekit, Wavii (acquired by Google), and Zipongo.
Cecilia Stallsmith, Venture Capitalist at Bessemer Venture Partners. Typically invests $100k-$75m per deal, in addition to occasional seed bets. Invests with a focus on software, developer platforms and consumer internet (with a particular interest in consumer video). Prior to joining BVP, Cecilia was formerly on the platform team at Box.
Chloe Sladden, Founding Partner of #Angels. Invests in cleantech, mobile, health, digital media and analytics. Invested in Cleanly, Other Machine Company, Moxxly, and Blockchain Capital. Brings experience in digital media as the former Vice President, North American Media at Twitter.
Christina Bechhold, Investor at Samsung Global Innovation Center. Also co-founded Empire Angels. Invests in e-commerce, social media, fintech, IoT, consumer internet, and more. Invested in Hullabalu, weeSpring, StatSocial, Human Demand, ZoomCar India, MyDROBE, and The Infatuation.
Christina Brodbeck, Founding Team Member of YouTube. Typically invests $15k–$25k per deal. Invests in consumer tech, with a skillset/focus on UI/design. Invested in Storify, Fobo, inDinero, and others.
Christine Herron, Investor at Intel Capital. Typically invests $5k-$15m per deal. Invests in consumer tech. Invested in Goldbelly, Yummly, FundersClub, and others. Also serves as a Board Advisor to StartX and a Venture Advisor at 500 Startups.
Christine Tsai, Founding Partner at 500 Startups. Typically invests $50k-$250k per deal. She invests in all sorts of tech, including enterprise software, subscription, retail, cloud computing, and more. An incredibly prolific investor, she has invested in Lettuce, Proven, Unwind Me, Miso Media, Geekatoo, FamilyLeaf, Credit Karma, LaunchRock, Between, Chromatik, Elevate, Tinfoil Security, and many more.
Christine Lu, Cofounder of America Innovates. Invests in fashion, e-commerce, consumer internet, and more. Cofounded Affinity China. Featured on Foreign Policy’s 2015 Pacific Power Index. Based in Los Angeles.
Cindy Padnos, Founder and Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures.Typically invests $100k-$500k per deal. Invests in all sorts of tech, including cloud computing, mobile, enterprise, SaaS, sales automation, marketing, and more. Invested in Influitive, Sense, yozio, Unshackled, Coupang, Allocadia, BrightEdge Technologies, Red Aril, and more.
Claudia Iannazzo, General Partner at Pereg Ventures. Typically invests $500k-$1m. Invests in mobile, social media, digital media, advertising, and more. Invested in Zollo and RetailNext. Based in the U.S. and Israel.
Cyan Banister, Angel Investor. Typically invests $50k-$1m per deal. Invests in consumer internet, enterprise, Bitcoin, SaaS. Invested in Uber, Rapportive, Zappos, and many more. As someone commented on AngelList, getting early/lead investment is a sign “that many other angels watch.” Find Cyan on Twitter.
Dayna Grayson, Partner at New Enterprise Associates. Typically invests $100k-$25m per deal. Invests in all kinds of tech, including mobile, B2B, analytics, social media, social games, social commerce, fashion, security, and more. Invested in Tapjoy, SocialRadar, Onshape, Framebridge, and Musey. Background in product design.
Danielle Strachman, Founder and General Partner at 1517. Typically invests $100k -$400k per deal and also supports makers and hackers with smaller grants. Invests in all kinds of tech predominantly in software and hardware, with a focus on young entrepreneurs. Founding team member and former program director for the Thiel Fellowship.
Deborah B. Jackson, Founder and CEO of PlumAlley.co. Typically invests $50k per deal. Invests in crowdfunding, mobile, e-commerce, and consumer internet. Invested in Golden Seeds, PlumAlley.co, Loudly, Merimack Pharmaceutical,Giaim Media, Hat Size Cloud, and SQL Vision.
Deborah Quazzo, Founder of ThinkEquity Partners and Global Silicon Valley Advisors. Invests in cleantech, consumer internet, enterprise software, mobile, and healthcare. Invested in NoRedink, Clever, Altius Education, Brilliant, MasteryConnect, Flashnotes, Tynker, ShuttleCloud, Degreed, and many more. Formerly at JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch.
Diane Greene, Cofounder of VMware. Typically invests $1m-$8m per deal. Invests in enterprise software, cloud computing and deep tech. Invested in Rockmelt, Cloudera, Unity Technologies, Nimbula, Cumulus Networks, CloudPhysics, and Clinkle. Currently the technical lead at Tandem Computers.
Edith Yeung, Partner at 500 Startups. Typically invests $25k-$250k per deal. Invests in consumer internet, mobile, cloud data services, mobile advertising, cloud computing, and more. Invested in MightyText, bounce.io, Fleksy, Pack, Ftopia, and Dolphin Browser.
Eileen Burbidge, Founder Partner at Passion Capital. Typically invests $250k per deal. Invests in mobile, B2B, analytics, and more. Invested in Mattermark, Maven, DueDil and others. Product and business development experience at Apple, Skype, Sun. Based out of London, so she has strong contacts in both the U.S. and the U.K./Europe. Invests as an angel and as a partner at Passion Capital.
Ellen Levy, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect. Recently referred to as the most connected woman in Silicon Valley. Invests in all sorts of tech, ranging from application platforms to hardware to education. Extensive experience working in senior leadership for LinkedIn and Apple, as well as with Stanford University. Invested in RelateIQ and Piazza, among others. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Ellie Wheeler, Investor at Greycroft Ventures. Invests in all sorts of tech, including enterprise software, B2B, e-commerce, automotive, and social ventures. Invested in Xobni, Plain Vanilla Games, Daily Secret, Mister Spex, NuORDER, Windeln.de, BaubleBar, and Fisoc.
Elizabeth Yin, Partner at 500 Startups. Typically invests $5k-$100k per deal. Invests in SaaS, analytics, email marketing, email lead generation, B2B, enterprise software, and more. Invested in Wanderable, Easy as Pi, Crayon, UCreate3D, ProSky, Crowdplat, and Storygami.
Emily Melton, Partner at DFJ. Invests in mobile, cleantech, healthcare, and enterprise software. Invested in Pulse and Other Machine Company. Advisor to Poshmark. Formerly a partner at DFJ. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Esther Dyson, Angel Investor. Typically invests $25k–$50k per deal. Invests in space travel, personal health, e-commerce, social commerce, and more. Invested in Square, Tout, Meetup, Lexity, and others. Based in New York City.
Esther Nordlinger, Angel Investor. Invests in marketplaces, consumer internet, and more. Investor in Blend and Rinse. Based in Los Angeles.
Fran Hauser, Partner at Rothenberg Ventures. Invests in virtual reality, digital media, e-commerce, and more. Invested in Return Path, Hullabalu, Rothenberg Ventures, and Levo League.
Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner at DFJ. Invests in consumer internet, social media, digital media, and mobile. Invested in Draper University, Vango, and advised Socialize. As someone mentioned on AngelList, “Heidi is a legend in Silicon Valley (just go look up the HBR case study on her).”
Helen Zelman Boniske, Founding Partner at Lemnos Labs. Typically invests $100k per deal. Focus on hardware — robotics, consumer electronics, sensors, manufacturing, 3D printing, transportation, and more. Invested in Local Motion, Airware, Momentum Machines, Sproutling, Contactually, Bia, Spire Global, Pantry, Compology, 6SensorLabs, and more.
Irena Goldenberg, Angel Investor. Invests in e-commerce, games, social media, mobile, payments. Investor in Privalia, Spartoo, Photobox, and Glassesdirect.
Jalak Jobanputra, Founder/Managing Partner of FuturePerfect Ventures.Typically invests $50k-$500k per deal. Invests in enterprise software, mobile, analytics. Investor in Ticketfly, Thumbplay, Outside.In, and others. Also an advisor for L’Oreal and an investor at Intel Capital.
Jana Messerschmidt, Founding Partner of #Angels. Invests in developer APIs, Android, mobile, social media, and more. Currently Vice President of Global Business Development & Platform at Twitter.
Jean Hammond, Cofounder of LearnLaunchX. Typically invests $25k-$100k per deal. Invests in edtech, consumer internet, enterprise software, cleantech, mobile, analytics, and health care technology. A prolific investor, she has invested in Locu, Techstars, Localytics, Launchpad Venture Group, Promoboxx, Qstream, BzzAgent, Socrative, Zagster, WeSpire, Smart Lunches, and many more companies. Also sits on the Board of Directors at MIT.
Jennifer Carolan, Founder of Reach Capital (NewSchools Venture Fund).Typically invests $50k per deal. Invests heavily in education, with a broad depth of experience in the education space. Invested in NoRedink, Motion Math, Engrade, MasteryConnect, CodeHS, and more. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Jennifer Gill Roberts, Founder of Grit Labs. Typically invests $50k-$250k per deal. Focuses heavily on the Internet of Things with Grit Labs, a hardware incubator in Silicon Valley. Also has invested in
digital health, consumer internet, enterprise software, and
communications infrastructure. Invested in Moxxly, Rhumbix, RallyOn,
ChaCha and more. Mentor at StartX, Stanford Cardinal Club, Stanford
School of Engineering. Also founded Maven Venture Partners, Watermark
Jennifer Lum, Founder of Adelphic. Typically invests $10k-$25k per deal. Invests in all kinds of tech, including backend/cloud services. Invested in Crashlytics, Kinvey, and TribeHR. Based out of Toronto/Boston.
Jennifer Scott Fonstad, Founder of Broadway Angels, Co-Founder of Aspect Ventures. Typically invests $250k-$1m per deal. Invests in mobile applications, consumer and enterprise application services, and energy management. Invested in Athenahealth, Achex, NetZero, and more. Currently managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Jenny Fielding, Angel Investor. Typically invests $20k per deal. Invests in wearables, mobile, IoT, consumer tech. Invested in Techstars, Kinetic, Bitfinder, and others.
Jenny Lefcourt, Partner of Freestyle, Founder of WeddingChannel and Bella Pictures. Typically invests $500k-$1m per deal. Invests in marketplaces, mobile & enterprise. Invested in Main Street Hub, MomentFeed, P. Relan YouWeb Incubator, and Shuddle.
Jessica Livingston, Founder of Y-Combinator. Probably one of the most influential women in the startup/investor world, AngelList only lists one investment for Jessica — Wevorce. Her experience at Y-Combinator speaks for the rest.
Jessica Peltz, Investor at kbs+ Ventures. Typically invests $100k per deal. Invests in mobile, location-based services, retail, big data, analytics, and more. Invested in Adsnative, wedgies, Mezzobit, Roost, Indicative, and MONTAJ.
Jessica Verrilli, Founding Partner of #Angels. Invests in mobile, analytics, digital media, enterprise software, social commerce, SaaS, and more. Invested in ZenPayroll, Getable, and Philz Coffee. Formerly Director of Corporate Development & Strategy at Twitter, now a partner at Google Ventures.
Jill Preotle, Angel Investor. Typically invests $50k-$100k per deal. Invests in all sorts of tech, including mobile, marketplaces, consumer goods, fashion, and e-commerce. Invested in TaskRabbit, ezCater, Zipcar, Playrific, Rifiniti, Crimson Hexagon, and RallyPoint.
Jillian Manus, General Partner at Structure Capital. Invests in consumer internet, digital media, on-demand economy and under-utilized assets excess capacity. Invested in woman founder startups such as The League, Product Bio, StyleBee, Experiment, In Your Corner, and Yiftee. Jillian sits on numerous additional boards, such as Box.org, Center for Investigative Reporting, Tisch School of the Arts and more. Based in San Francisco.
Joanna Drake Earl, Angel Investor. Invests in mobile, social media, supply chain management, and more. Invested in Feed Media, Rocksbox, SupportPay, Other Machine Company (OMC), and more. Founded Current TV and sold to Al Jazeera. Immense experience in intersection of technology, consumer, media and television sectors. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Joanne Wilson, Angel Investor. Typically invests $10k-$100k per deal. Invests in all sorts of tech, including e-commerce, online retail, big data, analytics, and more. Invested in Blue Bottle Coffee, LE TOTE, EDITD, Hullabalu, and over 50 more companies.
Joyce Chung, Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures. Typically invests $100k-$1m per deal. Invests in cleantech, IT and internet startups. Invested in SimplyHired, WhiteHat Security, and Zilliant.
Julia Popowitz, Angel Investor. Typically invests $25k–$50k per deal. Began her career after graduating from Harvard Law School at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati, and then moved on to Facebook in 2006 as the second attorney in the legal department. Has a wide breadth of investments including focus areas in e-commerce, mobile, digital media, SaaS, big data, finance, and more. Invested in Uber, Stripe, Ali Baba, Palantir, Survey Monkey, Locu, Spreecast, ZenPayroll, and more. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Julie Blanc, Investor at Two Sigma Ventures. Invests in consumer internet, enterprise software, SaaS, robotics, and more. Invested in Two Sigma Ventures and Pluralsight.
Julie Chin, Angel Investor. Typically invests $5k-$25k. Invests in mobile and other markets. Invested in Heroku, RidePal, and 280 North.
Kara Nortman, Partner at Upfront Ventures. Invests in clean tech, consumer internet, enterprise software, mobile, and health care. Advises Codalytics and HopSkipDrive.
Karin Klein, Partner at Bloomberg Beta. Typically invests $200k-$1m. Invests in analytics, big data, business intelligence, enterprise software, human computer interaction, and more. Based on the East Coast.
Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Invests in a lot of different types of tech, including IoT, healthtech, and big data/analytics. Invested in Ticketfly, Visible Measures, and Retention Science. Advisor for 500 Startups.
Kathy Chan, Partner at Kholsa Ventures. Invests in enterprise software, space travel, consumer internet, and mobile. Invested in SpaceX. Formerly with 137 Ventures, now Khosla Ventures. Also does angel. Based in San Francisco.
Katie Jacobs Stanton, Founding Partner of #Angels. Invests in cleantech, health care, digital media, social media, analytics and more. Invested in Lowercase Capital, Change.org, Shape Security, and iAutos (China). Currently Vice President of Global Media at Twitter.
Katie Rae, Investor at Techstars. Typically invests $10k-$50k per deal. Invests in internet tech. Invested in peerTransfer, Spindle, and Bison. As someone on AngelList mentioned, “[Katie] finds a way to be on the entrepreneur’s side and build them up — for real, and for good — rather than simply point out problems. Even if she’s giving you tough love, you know she’s in your corner helping you get out there to go another round.”
Kay Koplovitz, Founder of Boldcap Ventures, Springboard, and USA Network. A serious veteran in the media/television world, Kay now focuses on helping women-led companies in technology and life sciences. Also founded NY Fashion Tech Lab (NYFT Lab).
Kelly Hoey, Angel Investor, Columnist in Inc.com. Invests in various tech sectors with a heavy focus on mobile. Investoed in Levo, Hullabalu, SQL Vision, flowthings.io, Smigin and CloudPeeps. Prior investments include AppGuppy (acquired by Flow) and Philantech (acquired by Altum). Sits on the boards of two startup accelerators, JuiceLabs (Cairo) and Tampa Bay WaVE. Also the Chief Technology Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Geek Girls Club.
Kelly Quann Bianucci, Managing Principal at Discover Capital LLC. Typically invests $25k per deal. Invests in aerospace, consumer internet, enterprise software, healthcare, and more. Investor in TrueFacet, TomboyX, Storyvine, Pharmajet, and Investor’s Circle. Based in Denver.
Kim Polese, Founder of Marimba. Invests in all sorts of tech, including hardware, enterprise software, mobile, and healthcare. Invested in TrustedID and Vonage. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Kirsten Green, Founder of Forerunner Ventures. Typically invests $500k per deal. Forerunner Ventures focuses on “technology enabled consumer companies.” Invested in Bonobos, Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club and Birchbox, among others.
Kristina Montague, Managing Partner at TheJumpFund. Invests in clean tech, mobile, enterprise software, and more. Invested in Feetz, eDivv, Rimidi, Rooibee Red Tea Company, and SuperFanU.
Kristina Shen, Venture Capitalist at Bessemer Venture Partners. Typically invests $100k-$75m per deal, in addition to occasional seed bets. Invests with a focus on cloud computing, mobile, and internet sectors. Kristina co-authors Bessemer’s Cloud Index. She is based in Silicon Valley and last year earned a slot on Business Insider’s “30 and Under” list of Rising Stars who find Hot Startup Deals in Silicon Valley.
Lara Druyan, Angel Investor. Typically invests $50k per deal. Invests in application platforms, e-commerce, mobile, big data, and other software. Invested in Quixey, Powerset, and Index. Formerly General Partner at Allegis Capital.
Laura Deming, Founder and Managing Partner of Longevity Fund. Thiel Fellow. Invests in cleantech, consumer internet, enterprise software, mobile, and healthcare. The Longevity Fund “finds and funds companies that aim to extend the period of healthy human life and ameliorate age-related decline in physical function.”
Laura Fitton, CEO and Founder of Oneforty (acq. HubSpot). Author of Twitter for Dummies, Laura has a heavy focus on social media. Invests in social media, social commerce, Twitter applications, sales and marketing, software. Invested in Blueleaf and Adored.
Lauren Flanagan, Founder of BELLE Capital USA, Phenomenelle Angels Fund.Typically invests $25k-$500k per deal. Invests in SaaS, big data, e-commerce, mobile, biotech, wearable tech. Invested in Eragen Biosciences, Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Finomel, and more.
Laurie Yoler, SVP Business Development and President of Qualcomm Labs.Typically invests $50k-$100k per deal. Invests in digital media and consumer goods. Invested in Tesla, Packet Design, and others. Founder of GrowthPoint Technology Partners. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals. Transformed Bare Escentuals from a small Bay Area store to a cosmetic empire, taking the company public in 2006 and seeing it through a $1.8 billion acquisition by Shiseido, the Japan-based leading cosmetics company. Leader in the cosmetic/beauty industry, servces on the board of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW). Also part ofBroadway Angels.
Linda Holliday, Founder and CEO of Citia. Typically invests $25k–$100k per deal. Invests in digital media. Invested in Small Demons, Comixology, and SetJam.
Lindy Fishburne, Executive Director of Breakout Labs. Typically invests $350k per deal. Invests in bioinformatics, biotech, cleantech, artificial intelligence, advanced materials, hardware, robotics, and more. Invested in Modern Meadow, 3Scan, Longevity Biotech, and Siva Therapeutics. Based in San Francisco.
Ling Wong, Partner at Sea Lane Ventures. Invests in smart software, SaaS and tech-enabled business services.
Lisa Lambert, VP and Managing Director of Intel Capital (U.S.). Team leader at Intel Capital for software and services investments. Heads the $125mIntel Diversity Fund, announced June 2015, which has already invested $16.7m in Brit + Co, CareCloud, Mark One, and Venafi. Lisa advises Brit + Co and serves on the Board of Directors for JouleX, CollabNet, and SilkRoad Technology.
Lorine Pendleton, Angel Investor. A Pipeline Fellows alumna, Lorine invests in mobile, legal tech, clean tech, consumer internet, enterprise software and more. Invested in Hire an Esquire, Traklight, and Cisse Trading Co.
Magdalena Yesil, Angel Investor. Invests in SaaS, cloud computing, security, and more. Invested in Salesforce.com, 3Ware, Claria, Securify, and Valicert.
Maha Ibrahim, General Partner at Canaan Partners. Typically invests $2m-$5m per round as a partner at Canaan. Invests in data centers, internet infrastructure, networking, digital media, video games and more. Invested in Kabam, Mobilitec, Virsto Software, 3Crowd Technologies, SenSage, eBillMe, Pickspal, and Inhale Digital. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Maia Heymann, Senior Managing Director of CommonAngels Ventures. Typically invests $250k-$750k per deal. Invests in enterprise software, mobile, SaaS, cloud data services, data security, retail, and more. Invested in Yieldbot, Apperian, CommonAngels Ventures, docTrackr, Dunwello, Help Scout, Wymsee, Promoboxx, WeSpire, Linkable Networks, Fiksu, and Blaze Software. Based in Boston.
Mar Hershenson, Founder of Tocata Mobile, Sabio Labs, & Barcelona Design. Invests in consumer internet, enterprise software, mobile, and healthcare. Invested in Qwiki, Heap, Washio, True & Co, Lumoid, DoorDash, Wevorce, and Sensor Tower.
Marissa Campise, Vice President at Venrock. Typically invests $250k in a seed round deal. Invests in mobile and IoT. Invested in Klout and Netservice. Also a Senior Associate at Greycroft Partners.
Marta Cruz, Co-Founder & Director at NXTPLabs. Typically investes $25k per deal. Invests in digital media, B2B, mobile, e-commerce, social media, marketing, games, and more. Invested in Intiza, Funnely, Urbita, NXTP Labs, Viflux, and Cuponica. Former CEO & Regional Director at MRM-IPGGroup. Based in Buenos Aires.
Mary Jane Elmore, Angel Investor. Invests in specialty foods, e-commerce, digital media, advertising, and more. Invested in Deal Decor and Foodydirect. Former General Partner of and current advisor to Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). Also part of Broadway Angels.
Meagan Marks, Angel Investor. Typically invests $15k-$30k. Invests in mobile, social media, and more. Based in London.
Megan Quinn, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. Invests in consumer internet & mobile. Invested in Square, Uber, Remind, Slack, Codecademy, Nextdoor, Quirky,Shyp, Level Money, and Tradesy. Formerly led product at Square and Google.
Miriam Rivera, Co-founder of ULU Ventures. Typically invests $25k-$100k per deal. Invests in enterprise software, IT. Invested in Palantir, GCommerce, Huddler, Jubon, Matchbin, and more. Also part of Stanford Angels.
Mojan Movassate, Venture Partner at 500 Startups. Invests in mobile with an international focus. Based in San Francisco.
Molly Matthieson, Investor at WME Ventures. Invests in consumer internet, enterprise software, mobile, digital media, e-commerce, fashion, and more.Featured in Variety as one of Hollywood’s new leaders (agents). According to the article, “Bringing the benefits of entertainment partnerships to tech startups — including Uber, CreativeLive, YPlan, Songza and Battlefy — is her specialty.”
Natala Menezes, Angel Investor. Typically invests up to $50k per deal. Formally worked at Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and has experience with product design, UX and go-to-market decisions. Invested in Shift and Belle Clementine.
Nimi Katragadda, Investor at BoxGroup. Typically invests $50k-$250k per deal. BoxGroup invests in all sorts of tech including consumer, marketplaces, B2B, healthcare, fintech. Invested in Blue Apron, Warby Parker, ClassPass, Flatiron Health and PillPack, among others. Based in New York City.
Nisa Amoils, Angel Investor. Typically invests $10k-$100k. Invests in consumer internet/goods, beauty, health and wellness, food and beverages, nutraceutical/nutrition. Member of NY Angels and 37 Angels, involved with Wharton Entrepreneurs.
Patricia Nakache, Partner at Trinity Ventures. Interested in the “impact of mobile and social media on the next generation of Internet services.” Invested in Eat Club, Kixeye, Lucky Group, Owler, RelayRides, Ruby Ribbon, and ThredUp. Also part of Broadway Angels.
Paula Brooks, Angel Investor. “Paula was an active leader during the formative years of the software industry. She was first an executive at various enterprise infrastructure technology companies, then an entrepreneur and later an angel investor and active director of several more including WebMethods, Descartes Systems Group and Systems Center.” Also active politically, having served as a White House Fellows Commissioner under President George W. Bush. –Broadway Angels bio
Poornima Vijayashanker, Venture Partner at 500 Startups. Invests in health/wellness and financial services. Invested in BizeeBee and UCreate3D.
Renata Quintini, Investor at Felicis Ventures. Invests in all kinds of tech, including education, healthcare, social media, SaaS, and more. Invested in Baby.com.br, Twice, Cambrian Genomics, and Kiwi Crate.
Renee DiResta, Principal at O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures. Typically invests $500k-$1m per deal. Invests in hardware and connected devices, wearables, logistics, data mining, fintech, and more. According to her AngelList profile, she has a soft spot for “mom” products as well.
Reshma Sohoni, Cofounder and Partner at Seedcamp. Typically invests $50k-$100k per deal. Invests in consumer internet, mobile, SaaS, financial services, and others. Invested in checkthis, TransferWise, Zemanta, Try.com, Codeship, Farmeron, Kown, TOTEMS, Patients Know Best, Milkster, and many more. Based in London.
Robin Sloan Bechtel, Angel Investor. Typically invests $25k–$250k per deal. Invests in all kinds of tech, including e-commerce, SaaS, fashion, consumer internet, and more. Invested in Uber, Everlane, Philz Coffee, Path, and more.
Robyn Ward, Director of New Media Ventures at United Talent Agency. Invests in digital media, e-commerce, publishing, fashion, music, sports, consumer internet, and B2B, at both seed and Series A. Formerly at Docstoc. Based in Los Angeles.
Rui Ma, Partner at 500 Startups. Typically invests $100k–$250k per deal. Invests in all kinds of tech, including cloud infrastructure, social media, design, developer tools, e-commerce, and more. Invested in ZipZap, BOXC, Grata, Front Row Education, Bia, Milk & Honey, Pantry, Melotic, and more. Based in San Francisco and also focuses on China.
Sapna Shah, Founder of Retail Eye Partners & Mind the Chap. Invests in retail, digital media, e-commerce, fashion, consumer internet, fashion tech, and wearables. Invested in BeautyBooked, Iterate Studio, Wine for the World, Section 101.
Sarah Guo, Investor at Greylock Partners. Typically invests $100k-$25m per deal. Invests in cloud infrastructure and enterprise software. Invested in Dropbox, Camio, Skyhigh Networks, and Avi Networks.
Sarah Kunst, Investor at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Invests in drones, farming tech, retail tech, mobile, marketplaces, finance and consumer internet. Invested in Zuckerberg Media. Also writes for The Daily Beast and Entrepreneur.com. According to someone on AngelList, Sarah brings “[t]remendous insight into all things user growth and acquisition, tech, finance, venture. Honest, truthful, and possesses a lightning-quick wit.”
Sarah Tavel, Product at Pinterest. Typically invests $10k per deal. Invests in mobile, e-commerce, social media, retail, and mobile advertising. Invested in Convertro, The Fridge, Pinterest, and more.
Shana Fisher, Managing Partner of High Line Venture Partners. Invests in all kinds of tech — B2B, enterprise, consumer, mobile, SaaS, cloud computing, etc. Invested in Knewton, Pinterest, Tilt, Onename, Makerbot, and more.
Shanna Tellerman, Partner at Google Ventures. Invests in consumer internet, enterprise software, and mobile. Invested in LE TOTE, Shelf.com, and Wanderable. Also founded Sim Ops Studios, which was acquired by Autodesk.
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