On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Olivia Kim, Principal at GingerBread Capital.
GingerBread Capital invests in the next generation of female founders leading high-growth businesses and aims to encourage and support other women in doing the same.
They invest across a variety of industries and business models and are generally stage-agnostic, typically investing at the Series A-C stages, but also looking to selectively and opportunistically make earlier bets as well. They seek to co-invest and participate in deals alongside a lead investor and will typically continue to follow on in subsequent rounds. Additionally, GingerBread Capital has also invested in a number of funds that are led by a female and/or diverse GP, as the team firmly believes that increasing the diversity of both the founder and funder communities is necessary for creating a more equitable, efficient, and successful venture ecosystem.
Olivia joined the GingerBread Capital team in 2019. She strongly believes that increasing diversity in both the founder and funder communities is vital to fostering ideas and businesses that can help solve the evolving challenges facing consumers and businesses today.
Previously, Olivia served on the investment team at Luminate Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on enterprise software investing. She began her career in the Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City. Outside of work, Olivia previously served as the Chair of the Vetting Committee of Spark SF, a non-profit organization committed to advancing gender equality by engaging its members in accessible forms of philanthropy. Spark SF awarded small grants to grassroots women’s organizations globally, before being acquired by Global Fund for Women.
Olivia is a San Francisco native and graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a BA in Economics and a minor in Political Science.
Olivia delves into what excites her now and discusses the state of startup investing. She speaks about some of the startups that fit her investment thesis and some of the challenges they face.
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