Here Are The Top Five Women Venture Capitalists.
Adele Oliva joined Quaker Partners in 2007 from Apax Partners where she co-led its U.S. healthcare group. She also invested in Ascent Healthcare Solutions, which was acquired by Stryker Corp. for $525 million in 2009. She invested in Prometheus Laboratories, which was acquired by Nestle Health Science in May 2011. Her portfolio company Esprit Pharma was acquired by Allergan for $370 million in 2007.
Jenny Hongwei Lee
Jenny Lee invests in China startups from her base in Shanghai while also working on cross-border deals with her GGV colleagues in the U.S. In 2010 she invested in YY, one of only two China companies to IPO in the U.S. last year. In 2004 she invested in software-development outsourcing service HiSoft, which went public on Nasdaq in 2010. She also helped craft HiSoft’s merger with VanceInfo to form Pactera in October 2012. She invested in data center services provider 21Vianet in 2008, which went public in 2011. Lee also led the investment in security banking company SinoSun Technology, which went public on the ChiNext exchange in 2012.
In 2011 the famed Morgan Stanley analyst became a partner at Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, where she oversees more than $7 billion in funds and landed her at No. 47 on FORBES 2012 Midas List of VC royalty. The Queen of the Net penned her first must-read Internet Trends report in 1995, and she is still holding court in Silicon Valley nearly two decades later. Meeker serves on the board of Square and is involved in KPCB’s investments in Twitter, Groupon, Spotify, Jawbone and One King’s Lane.
As partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, Rebecca Lynn focuses on early-stage investments in mobile, health 2.0, Internet services and financial services. She led the investment in Practice Fusion, and serves on the boards of Doximity, Lending Club, Pageonce and Socrata. She joined Morgenthaler’s Menlo Park office in 2007.
Theresia Gouw invested early in real estate search engine Trulia (IPO 2012), and business security company Imperva (IPO 2011), as well as lifestyle web publisher Glam Media, which reportedly plans to file for an IPO this year. Her consumer investments include vintage e-tailer ModCloth, subscription beauty site Birchbox, last minute hotel service HotelTonight and LearnVest, a personal finance site for women. She also has invested in security startup TRUSTe. Her investment Kosmix sold to Wal-Mart in 2011, Interlace Systems sold to Oracle in 2007 and she netted a 10x return when portfolio company AdECN sold to Microsoft that same year.
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