Investor Connect: Jessica Karr of Coyote Ventures

Investor Connect: Jessica Karr of Coyote Ventures

March 4, 2022 by investor

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Jessica Karr, Founding General Partner at Coyote Ventures.

Coyote Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in early-stage startups that are innovating in women’s health and wellness, founded by Jessica Karr and Dr. Brittany Barreto, who are scientists turned entrepreneurs turned investors. Women’s health is a $1T+ industry and is an emerging industry due to the historic marginalization of women’s health. Coyote Ventures has completed its first four investments in companies working in sexual wellness, menopause, menstruation, and endometriosis and is actively investing. 

Jessica was a biochemist at Impossible Foods and has direct hands-on experience building and launching novel products. Jessica is passionate about innovation that drives positive change in human health, equality, and our relationship to the earth. She helped build a pilot impact-focused VC fund with a conscious celebrity; she has developed product strategies as a consultant and advisor to startups internationally; she is an angel investor, venture partner at, and an active investor in Portfolia’s FemTech fund. She can often be found swimming in the SF Bay and walking her Pom rescue.

Jessica discusses the state of investing in fintech and how she sees the industry evolving. She speaks about her investment thesis and some of the challenges startups and investors face.

You can visit Coyote Ventures at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at

Jessica can be contacted via email at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at

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