Venture Capitalist | Managing Partner at SoGal Ventures
*** Startup pitch decks, press inquiries, and speaking requests can be sent directly to Elizabeth@sogalventures.com ***
Elizabeth is the co-founder and Managing Partner of two start-up venture capital firms, SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital, which have collectively advised and invested in over 90 startups.
Elizabeth is also Co-President of the SoGal Foundation, a non-profit on the mission to redefine the next generation of diverse founders and funders through a global chapter community education model with SoGal Chapters in over 50 cities across 6 continents.
Elizabeth and her SoGal Ventures business partner Pocket Sun have been featured in numerous online, print, and video publications including: New York Times, WSJ, Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, BBC World News, Financial Times. Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, SWAAY, The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, The Business Times, Sina, CrunchBase News, etc.
Elizabeth has received the honor of being recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes 30U30 in Venture Capital, JP Morgan Diversity Champion Award, TechWeek 100 Innovative Investor, and NYC 33U33.
Additionally, Elizabeth is involved in innovation through her roles as:
-Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA Products of Design graduate program
-Global keynote speaker on the topics of venture capital, cross-border business, diversity and inclusion, and venture design
Prior to graduate studies, as a Strategy and Operations Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Elizabeth focused her attention on developing long-term strategy for a variety of large healthcare clients. She contributed to business development efforts leading to over $200M of new work.
Elizabeth is a proud alumnus of Georgetown University, London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins University & Maryland Institute College of Art.
Boris Silver is a Co-Founder and serves as President, Venture at FundersClub. Prior to starting FundersClub, he was founder and CEO of Sport Interactiva, a leading fantasy sports gaming company on Facebook (sold to Citizen Sports and acquired by Yahoo!). He was named an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by Wharton, serves on the Board of Advisors to a venture backed technology company, and is an advisor to First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund. Previously, he worked at Bunge, a global agribusiness, in their Commodity Trading and Risk Management program. He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in Tech and to Silicon Valley's 40 under 40. Boris graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also an alumnus of Y Combinator.
Mountain View California - Page California - San Francisco, California - Los Angeles / Southern California - Atlanta (GA) - Baltimore (MD) - Boston / New England - Toronto (Ontario), United States
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Other • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • Sales (& Marketing) • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Gaming (& eSports) • Advertising • Developer tools • Future Of Work • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Mobile Apps • Real Estate (& Construction) • Investment Management • Mobile • Nanotechnology
Managing Partner and Founder, Precursor Ventures
Most Interested In
Consumer subscription businesses, consumer-focused digital health, clean consumer products that sell directly to the consumer, applied computer vision.
Not Interested In
Advertising technology (adtech), marketing technology (martech), and sales enablement technology. We have good coverage in all those areas already.
Charles Hudson is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures. He also serves as a Board Member & Advisor at Tulip Retail. He also serves as Venture Partner at Uncork Capital. He serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at Kahuna. He also serves as Venture Advisor at 500 startups. He was the co-founder and CEO of Bionic Panda Games, a mobile games startup based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining SoftTech VC and co-founding Bionic Panda Games, he was the vice president of business development for Serious Business until the company was acquired by Zynga in February 2010. Prior to Serious Business, he was the senior director for business development at Gaia Interactive, an online hangout and virtual world for teens. Prior to Gaia, he worked in New Business Development at Google and focused on new partnership opportunities for early-stage products in the advertising, mobile and e-commerce markets. He also serves as a board member at Lightside Games and Special Guest App. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Stanford University. He Founded and served as Managing Partner at 3rd Power. He also served as Consultant at WebMediaBrands.