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

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Active Partner and Prior Fund Investments

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Partner and Prior Fund Exits


News and Events


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

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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