Female General Partners

Goals

To obtain a list of leading/influential/prominent female general partners (GPs) to start a venture capital (VC) with. Preferably, these GPs should have experience in impact investments, be networked to accredited investors, and have been to Burning Man.

Early Findings

Hayley Barna

  • In 2017, Hayley Barna became the first female general partner at First Round Capital.
  • Before getting into venture capital, Barna was the co-CEO and co-founder Birchbox. At First Round, she has contributed significantly in "developing an angel co-op, which provides proven operators with capital and expertise to invest in their peers".
  • Her LinkedIn profile can be found here.
  • Barna took part as a judge and mentor at the fourth CommonBond Social Impact Award.

Sara Brand

  • Sara Brand is the founding general partner at True Wealth Ventures, which is an early-stage VC fund that invests in women-led businesses.
  • Her venture capital is focused on "consumer health and environmentally sustainable products and technologies".
  • As a woman who is eager to find investments that are aligned with her values, Brand is interested in "high impact investment".
  • Her LinkedIn profile can be found here.

Proposed next steps:

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Our background search has identified two notable women who are general partners at a venture capital. We recommend further research to provide a list of 10 leading/influential/prominent female general partners (GPs). The research team would PRIORITIZE female GPs that have experience in impact investments. Also, we would attempt to provide GPs who meet at least ONE of these criteria: i) networked/linked/connected to accredited investors ii) has been to Burning Man. For each GP identified, we would provide the following information: 1) Name 2) Contact, if available (phone/email) 3) LinkedIn profile 4) 3 mutual LinkedIn contacts, 5) where the GP is based, and 6) a description of the GP and what makes her relevant.
Alternatively, we recommend further research to provide a list of 5 leading/influential/prominent female general partners (GPs). The research team would PRIORITIZE female GPs that have experience in impact investments. Also, we would attempt to provide GPs who meet at least ONE of these criteria: i) networked/linked/connected to accredited investors ii) has been to Burning Man. For each GP identified, we would provide the following information: 1) Name 2) Contact, if available (phone/email) 3) LinkedIn profile 4) 3 mutual LinkedIn contacts, 5) where the GP is based, and 6) a description of the GP and what makes her relevant.