We invest in female
founders with expertise
in their domain
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.
We Leverage our Experience to Help Founders Accelerate Enterprise Growth
Jo Ann Corkran
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.
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.
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.