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.
Managing Director at Techstars, Female Founders First with Barclays and Techstars
Managing Director @golden-seeds. Founded @reed-college-start-up-lab. Worked at @massventures
Linked In Description:
As an early stage investor, strategic advisor, and board member. I have worked on everything from early internet search solutions and web analytics to robotics and software used to design semiconductors. I spend most of my time on b2b software - right now on AI Trust & Transparency. My most recent investments leverage the power of data and automation to transform industries. They span synthetic biology (Ginkgo Bioworks), data transparency (ClearGov), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for sales optimization (Spiro.ai), and Industrial IOT for advanced manufacturing (MachineMetrics).
I am also a global executive versed in bridging corporate and entrepreneurial disciplines. Successfully incubated and advised start-up ventures, including seed round, IPO and turnaround. Responsible for millions in valuation, earnings and commission revenue. Grown platforms from the ground up through successful exit. Experience identifying and advising successful teams delivering breakthrough technology. Strategic thinker with exceptional knowledge of market trends and data. Change driver who impacts and imparts large-scale decisions and effective execution.
Highlights and Accomplishments:
• Built Black & Company internet research platform from the ground floor into one of the most profitable and successful businesses, generating $2M in commission revenue annually.
• Grew research platform at Wells Fargo Securities to generate more trading volume than the firm’s other analysts combined, resulting in commission revenue of $4M annually.
• Led seed stage investment in Ginkgo Bioworks resulting in appreciation based on most recent financing of 5x.
• Orchestrated transparent global investor relations program that directly contributed to $350M increase in market capitalization of publicly traded software company.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTe... Cambridge Massachuset..., U.S.A.
• Reach Robotics:
$7500000 (Series A)
• Reach Robotics:
$64000000 (Early stage VC)
$35000000 (Later stage VC)
• Unity Technologies:
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
• Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory:
$18900000 (Later stage VC)
• SYW Pte Ltd:
$2000000 (Early stage VC)
(Later stage VC)
• Riff Analytics:
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$3500000 (Seed Round)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
• Spiro Technologies Inc:
• Ginkgo Bioworks:
$1000000 (Seed Round)
Cambridge Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts - Montreal - Toronto (Ontario) - Baltimore (MD) - Miami (FL) - Washington (DC) - North Carolina - New York (NY) - , U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Media • BioTech • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Energy • CleanTech • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • Analytics • Material Science • DeepTech • Investment Management
iGlobe Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in emerging growth companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm is headquartered in Singapore, with presence in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Auckland.