I’ve spent my summer as an MBA Associate at Victress Capital, an early-stage venture capital (VC) firm focused on achieving outsized returns through investing in diverse teams.

I originally met our firm’s two General Partners (GPs), Lori Cashman and Suzanne Norris (HBS ‘03), through HBS’ Women in Investing group. I was drawn in by the opportunity to deepen my experience in early-stage investing by learning directly from Lori and Suzanne, who possess 40+ years of combined investing and operating experience, and an incredible portfolio of exceptional companies including Daily Harvest, Summersalt, Mented, and CoUrbanize. I began interning with them in the spring and was thrilled to have the opportunity to come on full-time in the summer.

I can honestly say that no two days are the same at Victress Capital. In a typical week, I meet with entrepreneurs, Limited Partners (LPs), other investors, and my team to learn about new companies, discuss emerging trends, and to find ways that we can add value to our portfolio companies and the broader startup ecosystem. Some highlights from this summer include, co-hosting Rosé on the Roof, an event for Boston women in VC and female founders, alongside Flybridge Capital Partners, OpenView, and Greenspring Associates. Another highlight was closing our latest investment in Harper Wilde, a direct-to-consumer bra company that is redefining the shopping experience for everyday essentials.

I’m grateful for the support of HBS through its programs, such as Rock Summer Fellows, which has allowed me to take risks in exploring career paths, and for the incredible community of people here in the northeast who make working in venture capital in Boston both impactful and fun.

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