|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A Business Economics|
Kirsten is the founder of Forerunner Ventures. She has been in the investment business since 1996, investing in both public and private companies and building a focus on the consumer sector. As an investor, company board member, and equity research analyst, Kirsten’s experience with consumer businesses spans multi-billion dollar enterprises to pre-revenue start-ups.
She has invested in more than two dozen private companies representing invested capital in excess of $30 million. Representative investments include: Birchbox, Bonobos, Chloe & Isabel, Cleanwell, Serena & Lily, Wantful, Warby Parker.
Before founding Forerunner Ventures, Kirsten was an analyst in the equity research department at Banc of America Securities (Montgomery Securities) covering the Specialty Retail sector. After three years in the firm’s research department she was recruited to join an in-house team managing over $800 million in assets, where she was the lead consumer-focused investment professional.
|Chloe & Isabel||1/2011||Seed||$3.25M||10|