Monique Woodard

Monique Woodard

Monique is an early stage investor at the intersection of technology and emerging demographics.

Her investments as a venture capital and angel investor include Blavity, Court Buddy, Mented Cosmetics, Silvernest, and others. Previously, Monique was a Venture Partner at 500 Startups. In her 15+ years in the startup and tech industry she has been both a startup founder and product-focused operator, the founder of a national community of tech entrepreneurs, and adviser to governments on technology and innovation. Today, Monique invests in the future of technology being driven by major demographic trends. She invests in companies with global ambitions who are creating technology products that meet the needs of tomorrow’s internet users.

Monique Woodard

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3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in access to capital, social networks, and expertise that entrepreneurs of color often encounter while growing their businesses. Coaching Cities to Build Inclusive Ecosystems In order to lead these cities in …

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Capital for the New Majority with Monique Woodard [VIDEO]

This video features Monique Woodard, a venture capital investor who is a contributor to our Builders and Benefactors series. Monique is part of a network of private equity investors, venture capitalists, and founders of color who are intentionally investing to close racial wealth and income gaps. Together, we imagine what the capital ecosystem could look like #IfGapsWereClosed. In this video, Monique …

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