Even though it is 2022, we will all look alike to some of these mainstream media companies.
You would think after 25 years on the grand stage that people would know the difference between Venus and Serena, but I guess not because the NY Times while doing an article about Serena’s venture capitalist company, decided to use a photo of Venus instead.
Serena called them out about it on Twitter.
No matter how far we come, we get reminded that it’s not enough. This is why I raised $111M for @serenaventures. To support the founders who are overlooked by engrained systems woefully unaware of their biases. Because even I am overlooked, you can do better, @nytimes.
If you aren’t familiar with Serena Ventures.
At Serena Ventures we envision a world in which genius isn’t stifled by a lack of resources. A future in which historically overlooked people and markets are empowered for a more inclusive economy. Today we’re excited to share that we’ve raised an inaugural fund of $111M to continue pursuing our mission.
We invest in founders who solve everyday problems through unconventional thinking and diverse points of view. Writing the check is only the start. As pre-seed through Series A investors, we are true accomplices. Our unparalleled network of partners across distribution, marketing, and sales is why founders continue to choose us.
WE PLAY TO WIN
We’re building off momentum, with nine years of angel investing under our belt, and successes including 13 unicorns and six exits. Our investments include fintech disruptors Propel and Cointracker, edtech giants Masterclass, and consumer product innovators Billie and Daily Harvest.
Managing a portfolio of over 60 angel investments has yielded core learnings that inform our Fund I strategy and will inform how we operate moving forward:
We bet on founders who are not only obsessed with what they’re building, but whose passion is informed by their lived experience
We invest in overlooked, underestimated, and fledgling markets – we are a non traditional investment team and our perspectives give us an edge
Our network is unmatched and we are uniquely positioned to add value in ways other firms simply cannot
We have skin in the game for our founders, and we’ll answer every call and make every effort to help them succeed
Flip the pages for Serena’s tweet and some of the Twitter reactions.