Donors & Sponsors

Donors & Sponsors

Venture Forward’s work to diversify, educate, and empower the VC investor class would not be possible without the generous support of our donors and sponsors. Their financial support allows us to provide education, resources, and connections to drive intersectional diversity within the VC community.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are solely funded through contributions of the donors listed below.

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Corporate Founding Donors

ANCHOR
ANGEL
PARTNER

Current VC University Sponsors

Firm & Individual Donors

ANCHOR ($500,000+)

Pitch & Catherine Johnson (Asset Management Company)
Anonymous

CHAMPION ($100,000 TO $500,000)

Brook Byers (Kleiner Perkins)
Jon Callaghan (True Ventures)
Howard Cox (Greylock)
Dixon Doll (DCM)
Brad Feld (Foundry Group)
Felicis Ventures
Rick Frisbie (Battery Ventures)
Ed Glassmeyer (Oak Investment Partners)
Mark Gorenberg (Zetta Venture Partners)
Jeffrey Harris (Warburg Pincus/Global Reserve Group)

Insight Partners
Kleiner Perkins
Dick Kramlich (NEA/Greenbay Ventures)
Longitude Capital Management
John Martinson (Martinson Ventures)
Terry McGuire (Polaris Partners)
Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture Partners)
Chuck Newhall (NEA/Greenspring Associates)
Ray Rothrock (Venrock/FiftySix)
Scott Sandell (NEA)

SUPPORTER ($100 TO $100,000)

2045 Ventures
Activate Venture Partners

Vaibhav Agrawal (Lightspeed)

Vineeta Agarwala (Andreessen Horowitz)
Ahmed AlTammar

Apax Partners
Assure

Forest Baskett (NEA)

Battery Ventures
Benhamou Global Ventures

Molly Bonakdarpour (Drive Capital)

Bond Capital
Brian Borders (Borders Law Group)
Jim Breyer (Breyer Capital)
Chris Brody (Warburg Pincus / Vantage Partners)
Michael Brown (Battery Ventures)
Kristina Burow (ARCH Venture Partners)
Callais Capital
Carta

Chingona Ventures
Christy & Eric Chin (Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Crosslink Capital)
Gavin Christensen (Kickstart Fund)
Peter Chung (Summit Partners)
Louis Citron (NEA)

Beezer Clarkson (Sapphire Partners)
Cooley
Costanoa Ventures
Michael Cronin (Weston Presidio)
Jeff Crowe (Norwest Venture Partners)

David Danielson (Breakthrough Energy Ventures)

Diane Daych (Granite Growth Health Partners)
Juliet Barnett de Baubigny (Bond Capital)
Allison & Byron Deeter (Bessemer Venture Partners)

Dentons

Vincent Diallo (Interlace)
Kristen Domzalski (MATH Venture Partners)
Scott Dorsey (High Alpha)

Jack Doty (Innocom Bio)
Christopher Douvos (Ahoy Capital)
Brian Dovey (Domain Associates)
Ryan Drant (Questa Capital)
Bill Draper (Draper Richards)
William P. Egan (Marion Equity/Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co.)
Barry Eggers (Lightspeed)
Bill Elmore (Foundation Capital)
Sean Engel (Top Tier Capital Partners)
Phil Ferneau (Borealis Ventures)
Jim Feuille (Crosslink Capital)
Norm Fogelsong (IVP)
Foresite Capital
Forgepoint Capital
Bobby Franklin (NVCA)
Diana Frazier (FLAG/Aberdeen-Standard)
Steve Fredrick (Grotech Ventures)
Bon French (Adams Street Partners)

A.J. Frey (Gibson Dunn)
Venky Ganesan (Menlo Ventures)
Jan Garfinkle (Arboretum Ventures)
Daniel Gebremedhin (Flare Capital Partners)
General Catalyst
Aziz Gilani (Mercury Fund)
Chris Girgenti (Pritzker Group Venture Capital)
Jennifer Friel Goldstein (SVB)
Bob Goodman (Bessemer Venture Partners)
Jason Green (Emergence Capital Partners)
Josh Green (Mohr Davidow Ventures/ Carbon 3D)
Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures)
Greenspring Associates (now StepStone)

Greycroft

Ronette Guevara
Jessie Guo (Legacy Venture)
GV
Jim Hale
David Hall (Revolution)
Maryam Haque (Venture Forward)
Harrick Family Foundation

Peter Hébert (Lux Capital)
HGGC
Eric Hicklen (WowMii Ventures)
High Alpha
Tim Hsia (Context Ventures)

Icon Ventures

Insperity
Intel Capital
Aaron Jacobson (NEA)
Ross Jaffe (Versant Ventures/ NEA)
John Jaggers (Sevin Rosen Funds)
Jill Jarrett (Benchmark)
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

J.P. Morgan Capital Connect
Nagraj Kashyap (SoftBank Vision Fund)
Deepak Kamra (Canaan)
Patrick Kerins (NEA)
Dan Kidle (Arboretum Ventures)
Jacqueline LeSage Krause (Munich Re Ventures)
Steven Krausz (USVP)

Justin Label (Interloop Capital)
Latham & Watkins
Legacy Venture
Dan Levine (Accel)
Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed)
Trevor Loy (Flywheel Ventures)
Rick Kroon (Sprout Group)
Scott Kupor (Andreessen Horowitz)
Ray & Jennifer Leach (JumpStart)
Jeffrey D. Lee & Hee J. Lee (Northern Light Venture Capital)
Mariah Lichtenstern (DiverseCity Ventures)

Rebecca Lucia (5AM Ventures)
M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund
Paul Maeder (Highland Capital Partners)
Mo Makhzoumi (NEA)
Denise Marks (CareQuest)

Maveron

Courtney McCrea (Recast Capital)

Emily Melton (Threshold Ventures)

Mercury
Tom McConnell (NEA/Vanguard Ventures)
Mighty Capital

Candice Morgan (GV)

Sunil Nagaraj (Ubiquity Ventures)
Patricia Nakache (Trinity Ventures)

John Neis (Venture Investors)
Ashton Newhall (StepStone)
NewSpring Capital

Next Frontier Capital

Next Legacy Partners
NGP Capital
Cesar Nunez (UC Berkeley)
Demi Obayomi (Sapphire)

Omega Funds
Terry Opdendyk (ONSET Ventures/BerkeleyHaas)
Nnamdi Okike (645 Ventures)
Cindy Padnos (Illuminate Ventures)
Carmen Palafox (2045 Capital)
Art Pappas (Pappas Capital)
Pappas Capital
Bob Pavey (Pavey Family Investments)
Precursor Ventures
Will Price (Next Frontier Capital)

Renata Quintini (Renegade Partners)

Reach Capital
Redpoint Ventures
Brian Rich (Catalyst Investors)
Carmichael Roberts (Material Impact)

Elliott Robinson (Bessemer)
Heidi Roizen (Threshold Ventures)
Salesforce Ventures
Greg Sands (Costanoa Ventures)

Sapphire
Scale Venture Partners
Tim Schaller (NEA)
Kent Scott

Deena Shakir (Lux Capital)

Tom Shehab (Arboretum Ventures)
Dana Settle (Greycroft)
Sofinnova Investments

Todd Speece (Citi)
Stephen Socolof (Tech Council Ventures)
John Somorjai (Salesforce Ventures)
David Spreng (Runway Growth Capital)
Spur Capital Partners

Summit Partners
Jennifer Tegan (NY Ventures)

True Ventures
Hillary Tyree (SVB)
Uncork Capital

Anarghya Vardhana (Maveron)
Vela Wood
Vensana Capital
Don Vieira (Sequoia)

Faith Voinovich (Ohio Innovation Fund)

David Wachter (W Capital Partners)
Nicole Walker (Arboretum Ventures)
Nick Washburn (Intel Capital)
WilmerHale
Maximilian Winter (Harmonix)
David York (Top Tier Capital Partners)

Erica & Jonathan Bacon (Redpoint Ventures) 
Accel

Hilary Gosher (Insight Partners)

Jonte Harrell (Ossian Capital) 
Cowboy Ventures

Notable Capital

Josh Stein (Threshold Ventures)

Ellie Wheeler (Greysoft)

Jarrid Tingle (Harlem Capital)

Alexandra O’Leary (Venture Forward)

Alexander Luce (Creative Ventures) 

Amir Nashat (Polaris Partners)

Rick Fenton (TCV)

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