Updates & Advice

Updates & Advice

Updates & Advice

Venture Capital and the Age of Social Reckoning

From the global economic recession caused by the pandemic to George Floyd’s death empowering the Black Lives Matter movement to overall desperate calls to action for social justice and equality—the venture capital industry has much to learn from the age of social...

10 Lessons I’ve Learned in 25 Years

I’ve been in the venture capital industry a long time—getting my foot in the door in the 90’s after a few shots at being the CEO of technology companies. Though they happened to be failed attempts, I’m grateful for the opportunities those experiences presented because...

It Takes a Community: Aspen Fire Needs Your Help

One of my favorite places on earth is Aspen, Colorado. Because I spend a lot of time there, I stay quite active and contribute to the community as much as possible, such as serving on the board of ACES, an environmental organization. A recent initiative that has my...

Why I’m Committed to Being an Ally for Women in VC

Diversity isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s good for business. This fact has become more and more clear over the years as countless studies and conversations have started regarding the powerful impact diversity has on driving successful investments, teams, and...

Investing Isn’t Just a Man’s Game

Across the world, consumers, businesses, and entire industries are suffering from what’s described as the COVID-19 economic crisis. The result? Losses of almost every kind. Still, we find that these changes didn’t affect all industries equally. In this time of...

What I’ve Learned From Mentoring Women-Led Businesses

When it comes to mentoring founders and investing in their businesses, we already know that diversity is the key to success. There’s no question that we need to listen to the voices and ideas of women and men and people of all races, ages, and walks of life. Something...

Encouraging More Women Into Careers in VC

We know that founders are looking for investors who value diversity and recognize the success that comes with diverse teams, so what can we do to attract more women on the investment side of the table and shift what types of founders, products, and services are being...