Greetings. We have continued to see endless innovation, creativity and resourcefulness by the women entrepreneurs we meet.  Amid all the challenges of the pandemic, inventiveness has emerged in countless ways.
At Golden Seeds, we are celebrating our 15th year of investing in women-led companies. We are proud to have been at the forefront of this movement – and our determination continues unabated. See below our blog and video reflecting on this journey. We thank all who have joined us in changing the paradigm for women entrepreneurs.
Many health care trends have been accelerated mightily during the pandemic.  We learned about those trends in a Golden Seeds Trend Talk where we were joined by Dr. Laura Forese, COO of Columbia Presbyterian.  See the blog below.  
We congratulate our colleague Kathryn Swintek on being named the Private Company Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).  See Kathryn’s blog about serving on private company boards, both large and small.
Finally, we share two recent “How Did She Do It?” blogs about Golden Seeds companies.  FindMine is a New York company that harnesses machine learning and deep data mining for leading fashion brands. Diesel Labs is a Boston company that responded to the need for a data-driven approach to managing and optimizing content portfolios in an on-demand world.
Golden Seeds Celebrates 15 Years of Investing in Women-led Companies
Our work is far from done. But as it’s been 15 years since Golden Seeds was launched, it seemed like a good moment to reflect on just how far we’ve come since that time. Read our blog and watch our retrospective video commemorating this milestone. 

The Future of Health Care in a Post-Pandemic World: An Interview with Dr. Laura Forese of New York-Presbyterian
Golden Seeds Managing Director Dr. Mary Lake Polan spoke with Dr. Laura Forese, COO of NewYork-Presbyterian about the future of health care and telemedicine.

Board rules: Examining the differences in serving on large and small company private boards
Kathryn Swintek, Golden Seeds Managing Director and Managing Partner of Golden Seeds Fund 2, was named private company director of the year for 2020 by The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). 

How Did She Do It? A Q&A with Michelle Bacharach, Co-Founder & CEO of FindMine

Read how Michelle Bacharach, CEO and Co-founder of FindMine, found inspiration to create an artificially intelligent-driven content creation engine that acts as a personal stylist and more.

How Did She Do It? A Q&A with Anjali Midha, Co-founder & CEO of Diesel Labs

By measuring “every atom of content” in Anjali’s words, Diesel Labs helps producers figure out what will resonate, and devises winning content strategies for new and target audiences.

The early-stage investment firm with a focus on women leaders

Golden Seeds pursues investment returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and those who invest in them. We offer an environment in which exciting women-led businesses receive capital and connections to grow and successfully exit.  The group is headquartered in New York City, with active chapters in Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, New Jersey, and Silicon Valley. One of the largest angel networks in the United States, Golden Seeds has nearly 300 members and has a relationship with three funds with committed capital of $40 million. In total, Golden Seeds has invested over $135 million in nearly 200 companies. We aim to achieve market returns for our investors while at the same time creating lasting impact.

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