VC Funds Started by Women

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VC Funds Founded By Women, Rows 3-18

Sixteen women who are managing directors, founders, or general partners of U.S. venture capital funds have been listed in rows 3-18 of the "VC Fund Founded by Women" tab of the attached spreadsheet. My methodology and summary of findings are below.

Methodology

To find the 16 women in rows 3-18 of the attached spreadsheet, I used a variety of precompiled lists including Business Insider's "30 Women in Venture Capital to Watch in 2018," Medium's "Announcing the Women in VC Blog," and TechCrunch's "Announcing the 2017 Update to the Crunchbase Women in Venture Report." I then cross-referenced each name and firm with those already listed in rows 19-33 and on the "Client Provided List" tab to ensure I did not duplicate names or firms. I also verified each firm was located in the United states, along with funding amounts and dates. Please be aware that although the request asks for 15 names, it also specifies that rows 3-18 be completed, which would provide 16 names. As such, I decided to identify 16 women instead of 15.

Findings

Sixteen women who are managing directors, founders, or general partners at firms with venture capital funds that have raised at least $75 million since 2015 are:

Karen Klein — Founding Partner (Bloomberg Beta)
Jess Lee — General Partner (Sequoia Capital)
Margit Wennmachers — General Partner (Andreessen Horowitz)
Renata Quintini — General Partner (Lux Capital)
Jenny Lefcourt — General Partner (Freestyle Capital)
Kara Nortman — General Partner (Upfront Ventures)
Jocelyn Goldfein — Managing Director (Zetta Venture Partners)
Stephanie Palmeri — General Partner (Uncork Capital)
Emily Melton — General Partner (DFJ Venture Capital)
Amy Schulman — General Partner (Polaris Partners)
Kara Cissell-Roell — Managing Director/Partner (VMG Partners)
Dayna Grayson — General Partner (New Enterprise Associates)
Brigette Lau — General Partner (Social Capital)
Kristina Shen — General Partner (Bessemer Venture Partners)
Nicole Quinn — General Partner (Lightspeed Venture Partners)
Maria Cirino — Co-Founder/Managing Partner (.406 Ventures)

Conclusion

The details for the above 16 women who are managing directors, founders, or general partners at firms with funds that have raised greater than $75 million since 2015 have been entered in rows 3-18 of the "VC Fund Founded by Women" tab of the attached spreadsheet.
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VC Funds Founded By Women, Rows 19-33

I was able to identify 15 VC Funds either founded by women or with managing partners who are women. These firms were added to the spreadsheet in rows 19-33. The fund size, date last funding was raised, and the sources were also added to the spreadsheet.

Findings

In order to locate venture capital firms with women who either founded or were managing partners with greater than $75 million in funds raised since 2015, I first looked for women who founded venture capital firms. I found an excellent list from Crunchbase containing Female Founded Venture, Micro VC and Angel Groups. After further review, most of these firms were already listed on the spreadsheet or did not have enough funding. I continued to look through news articles that mentioned women who have made an impact in the venture capital world and was able to compile a list of 15 venture capital firms. I used Crunchbase to fill in the company information for the location, funding, and fund size. Most of the staff information was listed on the Crunchbase page. There were some firms that did not have the correct team listed based on what I found in the news articles. For these firms, I checked the company website for the current team and added an additional source to the spreadsheet.

Below you will find the 15 VC Firms with their locations and the womae who are in managing roles. The additional details can be found on the spreadsheet.

Canaan
Menlo Park, California
Nina Kjellson - General Partner
Wende Hutton - General Partner
Washington, DC
Joelle Kayden - Founder and Managing Member
Chicago, Illinois
Deborah Quazzo - Founder and Managing Partner
Palo Alto, California
Judith Elsea - Co-Founder, Managing Director
Sandy Wallis - Co-Founder, Managing Director
Courtney McCrea - Managing Director
Mountain View, California
Bedy Yang - Managing Partner
Christine Tsai - Managing Partner
Boston, Massachusetts
Chelsea Stoner - General Partner
Menlo Park, California
Patricia Nakache - General Partner
San Francisco, California
Hayley Barna - General Partner
New York, New York
Rebecca Kaden - General Partner
Boston, Massachusetts
Megan Quinn - General Partner
Menlo Park, California
Cheryl Cheng - General Partner
Menlo Park, California
Beth Seidenberg - General Partner
Menlo Park, California
Jenny Lee - Managing Partner
New York, New York
Catherine Ulrich - Managing Director
Beth Ferreira - Managing Director

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Katie Rae - CEO and Managing Director

Conclusion

The 15 VC firms listed above have been added to the spreadsheet in rows 19 through 33. The location, managing women, fund size, date of last funding and the accompanying sources have also been added for each firm.
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