We invest in female founders with expertise in their domain

About Us

Golden Seeds Ventures was founded after years of working in the business and investment industry. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies with fundraising and networking guidance. As a results-driven organization, we are constantly looking for ambitious and visionary partners with the drive and flexibility to take their company to the next level. For details about our investment process as well as our level of involvement, get in touch with us.


Our Team

We Leverage our Experience to Help Founders Accelerate Enterprise Growth

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Jo Ann Corkran

General Partner

Jo Ann Corkran is a managing partner of Golden Seeds Venture Fund, Golden Seeds 2011 Fund and Golden Seeds Innovate New York Fund; these venture capital funds invest in high potential, early stage companies with gender diverse management and founding teams. She is also a managing member of Golden Seeds LLC, a nationwide investor network with a similar investment thesis. Jo Ann serves on the board of directors of two SaaS companies: Brandwatch and Work Truck Solutions.

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Deb Kemper

General Partner

Deb is a managing partner of Golden Seeds Venture Fund. She formerly led the Boston Forum of Golden Seeds, a national angel investor group. Prior to Golden Seeds Venture Fund, she built a portfolio of over two dozen early stage investments via Libra Global Partners, LLC. She is a Board Member at Day One Response, a Board Observer at DayZero Diagnostics and 99DegreesCustom. She was an advisor to Grokstyle until their recent acquisition.

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Matias Healy

Fund Analyst

Matias Healy is an experienced venture fund professional who participates in due diligence and assists in the management of the Fund’s portfolio companies. He is a Board Observer at Donde Search.

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Alison Hart

Finance Director

Alison Hart is a financial services and communications professional with international experience in marketing, sales, investor relations, account management, financial and project roles.

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John Minner

Chief Financial Office

John Minner has over a decade of experience as a Controller and CFO. He serves or has served as the CFO and/or Controller for funds including University Ventures, Pouschine Cook Capital, EGS Healthcare, Tullis Healthcare and Earthrise Capital. He is also finance consultant to Factory LLC and Braemar Energy Ventures.


Catalyzing capital

for female founders

Our Portfolio

Fund Investments

Cognition Therapeutics

Cognition Therapeutics has discovered and is developing a pipeline of novel, disease modifying, oral drug candidates to treat a broad array of neurodegenerative and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.



FindeMind's automation engine uses machine learning to automate manual and tedious tasks in the retail industry. 


Materna Medical

Materna Medical is a MedTech company devoted to improving women's pelvic health through technology and empowerment. 



RenovoRx is a medical device company developing innovative solutions for targeted delivery of fluids, including diagnostic and therapeutic agents, to selected sites in the peripheral vascular system. 


Day Zero Diagnostics

Day Zero Diagnostics combines microfluidics, genome sequencing and machine learning so patients are treated with the right antibiotic in hours, not days.

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A SaaS technology for hotel chains and individual properties to automate their group bookings.


MeetElise is using AI to make the housing industry more efficient and create more housing opportunities for everyone. 

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NopSec provides automated IT security control measurement and risk remediation solutions to help businesses protect their IT environments from security breaches.


Concerto Biosciences

Concerto Biosciences discovers microbial ensembles: specific combinations of microbes that, by working in concert, perform useful tasks. 



FORTE is the fitness industry's only turnkey premium live and on-demand streaming white-label digital solution. 



ROAR is a SaaS no-code content creation and management platform which enables businesses and brands to create, deploy, and manage AR content at scale. 


Active Partner and Prior Fund Investments


99 Degrees Custom

Quick-turn performance activewear production, advanced concept incubation, and wearable technology integration for global and emerging brands.

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BentoBox helps guests connect with their guests online



Our technology helps the world's biggest brands listen to their customers and understand consumer trends.



Developing eye tracking technology to revolutionize how we approach concussions.



A data management and analytic solutions provider.

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Work Truck Solutions

Work Truck Solutions shows automotive dealers' work truck inventory online.


Cadenza Innovation

Licensing low-cost, high-capacity, safe Li-ion platform to EV and grid markets.



hOM is the first tech enabled amenity provider for residential & commercial landlords.

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Little Passports

A brand to educate young global citizens around the world.

Partner and Prior Fund Exits


Constant Therapy

Constant Therapy is an award-winning cognitive, language, and speech therapy mobile app designed for those with brain injury or cognitive disorders.



Grokstyle develops an app that automatically identifies furniture and home decor from just about any picture or angle.

News and Events


MeetElise raises $6.5 M Series A round


Day Zero Diagnostics Awarded Non-Dilutive Funding From CARB-X


Groupize Announces "Groupize Assurance"


NYCEDC selects Golden Seeds Ventures to WE Venture program


Promotion vs. prevention: How entrepreneurs can deal with bias in pitch meetings


Day Zero Diagnostics Completes Series Seeds Fundraise

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MeetElise raises Series Seeds Round, led by Golden Seeds


Ready for funding? 4 Ways to improve your pitch to seed investors


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