kitchen sink.

brain dump of things that may one day be longer form.


women's health

I started investing in women's health in 2019/2020. Noteworthy investments include Ovia Health (acquired by LabCorp, 8/21), Nurx (merged thirty madison, 2/22), Cirqle Biomedical (Organon co-development deal, 7/22).

I helped launch RH Capital, one of a handful of women's health funds, investing primarily in maternal health and contraception + broader women's health. 

get up to speed.

research reports.

events.

deal flow & newsletters

  • Femtech Insider: Hub of start-ups, research, and all things women’s health, they have a great weekly newsletter with the latest and greatest.
  • Project W: Female founder-focused newsletter
  • Women in VC: Slack group for female investors

vc resources

I worked in non-profits & advocacy in the LGBTQ+ space before becoming an impact investor at a leading women’s health fund, RH Capital, and joined True Wealth Ventures, doing seed-stage investing in women-led companies. 

Information, resources, and things I have collected over the years which I hope will be helpful to others looking to break into the space or just curious about VC.

financial modeling

Coming from a nontechnical background and VC being my first role in finance I discovered I needed to learn the basics on modeling. If you find yourself in that position, go see Zach: https://modelingforventure.capital/course-instructor/

  • Affordable cohort
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Access to workbooks and new ways of thinking about VC modeling

Also, this man, Aswath Damodaran, on youtube. 

vc 101

networking groups (primarily full time VCs)

mentoring opportunities

  • VC University
  • Gener8tor
  • TechStars

events & conferences

general

healthcare

environmental/climate

women-focused

portfolio construction

reading + listening list.

💡 MUST READ: The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing, Thinking, & Problem Solving

VC Specific

podcasts

  • Business Breakdown: Deep dive into a single business, exploring its history, business model, competitive advantages, and ‘what makes it tick’.
  • More VC-backed companies/focused episodes: Peloton, Block, Twitter, Uber, Calm, etc.
  • The Two Percent: Female founder Fund podcast interviewing female-led CEOs and operators
  • 20VC: VCs being interviewed
  • Acquired: Especially the ones about VC firms like Benchmark and a16z to understand the history and how things have changed.

More robust list

capital models. 

Catalysizing capital through unique models to scale impact. 

Series 65

I recently decided to take my series 65 in order to meet the SEC's definition of an accredited investor. Why? To do angel investing in early-stage companies. And for fun.

"For companies raising capital, the accredited investor definition largely determines who is in their pool of potential investors, and for investors whether they are eligible to invest in many early-stage companies."

How can individuals qualify as accredited?

Individuals (i.e., natural persons) may qualify as accredited investors based on wealth and income thresholds, as well as other measures of financial sophistication.

Financial Criteria

  • Net worth over $1 million, excluding primary residence (individually or with spouse or partner)
  • Income over $200,000 (individually) or $300,000 (with spouse or partner) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year

Professional Criteria

  • Investment professionals in good standing holding the general securities representative license (Series 7), the investment adviser representative license (Series 65), or the private securities offerings representative license (Series 82)
  • Directors, executive officers, or general partners (GP) of the company selling the securities (or of a GP of that company)
  • Any “family client” of a “family office” that qualifies as an accredited investor
  • For investments in a private fund, “knowledgeable employees” of the fund