“The Golden Seeds Venture Fund helps early stage founders with gender-diverse management teams accelerate enterprise growth.”
Deb Kemper, Managing Partner
Golden Seeds Venture Fund
Golden Seeds Venture Fund (GSVF) has a unique and symbiotic relationship with the Golden Seeds Angel Network. This relationship allows the independently managed Venture Fund to access the entrepreneur funding applications that come to Golden Seeds. In addition, GSVF leverages the Managing Partners’ professional networks, including referrals from other entrepreneurs, portfolio companies, and syndicate partners.
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GSVF invests in early and revenue growth stage companies with the following criteria:
The 2011 Funds
Golden Seeds Fund 2 LP and Golden Seeds Innovate NY LP Fund, “the 2011 Funds”, are early and growth stage venture funds based on the successful model developed at Golden Seeds. The 2011 Funds have $31.4 million in committed capital and have invested in 30 companies. The 2011 Funds are closed to new investment.
Kathryn Swintek, Managing Partner
20+ years investment experience with stakes held in over 35 companies across internet technologies, life sciences and digital media; Lead investor in digital media and medical device companies; board member of Open Road Integrated Media and Oculogica; NACD’s Private Company Director of the Year 2020.
Joan Zief, Managing Partner
Active investor in early stage high growth companies; board member of Kalion, Inc.; 40 year career in equity research analysis with a focus in insurance and financial institutions.
Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner
15+ years early stage investing experience with focus on software, hardware, consumer goods, life sciences and internet technologies; board member of Cognition Therapeutics; board observer of Paradigm 4 and Cadenza Innovation; Has served on numerous early stage boards.
Golden Seeds Fund LP is a 2008 sidecar fund that invested in parallel with members of the Golden Seeds’ angel network. The sidecar fund is closed to new investment and has invested in 16 companies.