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We invest in female 
founders with expertise
in their domain

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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. 

About Us
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Our Team
We Leverage our Experience to Help Founders Accelerate Enterprise Growth 

Our Team
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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 Co-CEO of Golden Seeds LLC, a nationwide investor network with a similar investment thesis. Jo Ann serves on the board of directors of Work Truck Solutions and Elise AI Technologies. 

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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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Matias Healy

Senior Analyst

Matias Healy is an experienced venture capital professional who participates in due diligence and assists in the management of the Fund's portfolio companies. He served as Board Observer at Donde Search (acquired by Shopify).

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Deb Kemper

General Partner

Prior to Golden Seeds Ventures, Deb was a McKinsey & Company consultant, serving clients in the energy, utility, electronics, and healthcare sectors. Her investment focus is high growth companies in the advanced technology, health care, and software sectors. She is a Board Member at Terecircuits, Inc. and Crowdsmart.ai. She is Board Observer at Day Zero Diagnostics, NopSec, SunRay Scientific and 99Degrees. Deb also serves on the Council of Advisors of USA Girl Scouts Overseas.  Deb graduated from Cornell University’s College of Engineering, and now serves on several alumni advisory boards.

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John Minner

Chief Financial Officer

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. 

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Dandelion Seeds

Catalyzing capital for female founders 

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Our Portfolio

Portfolio

Fund Investments

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Partner and Prior Fund Exits

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Acquired by Fiserv
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Sold to SMS LLC
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Acquired by Cision
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IPO
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Sold to Digital Health Corp.
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Sold to Shopify
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Acquired by Facebook
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Acquired by Alfred
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Acquired by BEGIN
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Acquired by Abry Partners
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Sold to Kaltura
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IPO
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Sold to Ultra/Standard
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Sold to UrthBox
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News

News
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Materna Medical Raises $22M

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Jo Ann Corkran on Bloomberg Businessweek Podcast

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Concerto Biosciences Raises $23 Million in Series A

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FindMine Closes New Venture Round

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RenovoRx Announces IPO

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Deb Kemper on NECN

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