Golden Seeds is a venture capital firm specializing in start-up, early stage, and growth capital investments. The firm does not invest in ventures with a large real estate component, television or radio programs, film, theater or art productions, and companies domiciled outside of the United States. The firm primarily focuses on consumer products, software, Internet, B2B & B2C technology, healthcare, consumer products industries and life sciences companies. The firm typically invests between $1 million and $5 million per round in companies with valuation less than $5 million. The firm seeks to invest in consumer products companies with revenue over $1000000 with gross margin over 40%. It will invest in only women-owned and women-led companies with a woman as a founder and/or a woman in a C--Level position with a significant equity ownership. The firm seeks to invest in companies which have at least one or two paying clients and their product is in beta (versus alpha) stage of development and has been developed with input from clients or potential clients. It prefers for companies to have already secured an investment from a local angel group or venture capital firm when they are applying from outside the New England or Mid Atlantic regions. The firm seeks to invest in companies that are C-corporation or willing to convert into the same. It may co-invest alongside other investors. The firm exit its investment within five to seven years.

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TypeInvestor
HQNew York, US
Founded2005
Websitegoldenseeds.com
Golden Seeds was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Golden Seeds

Loretta McCarthy

Loretta McCarthy

Managing Partner
Peggy Wallace

Peggy Wallace

Managing Partner
Kathryn Swintek

Kathryn Swintek

Managing Partner
Lynn Baine

Lynn Baine

General Partner
Jo Ann Corkran

Jo Ann Corkran

Managing Director
Nada Jain

Nada Jain

Managing Director
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Golden Seeds Office Locations

Golden Seeds has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
830 3rd Ave
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Golden Seeds Blogs

The Era of the Woman Entrepreneur: Recap of 11th Annual Golden Seeds Summit

By Loretta McCarthy, Managing Partner, Golden SeedsGolden Seeds recently hosted our 11th Annual Golden Seeds Summit in New York City, celebrating 14 years of investing in women-led businesses. The highest-attended event in our history, members and entrepreneurs came from across the U.S. to focus on …

How did she do it? A Q&A with Miriam Huntley, Ph.D., CTO and co-founder of Day Zero Diagnostics

By Laura Davis, managing director of Golden Seeds, member of the board of directors of Day Zero DiagnosticsMiriam Huntley, Ph.D., CTO and co-founder of Day Zero DiagnosticsShe followed a bachelor’s degree in physics from MIT with a doctorate in applied math from Harvard. Yet, even as she was still s…

How did she do it? A Q&A with Debjani Deb, CEO and Founder of ZineOne

By Lilia Shirman and Tracey Riese, managing directors at Golden SeedsDebjani Deb, CEO and Founder of ZineOneDebjani Deb’s first company was bootstrapped and enjoyed a successful exit. Yet, knowing her second venture would take years to build a product with a million dollar plus price tag made for so…

How did she do it? A Q&A with Louise Wasilewski, CEO and Founder of Acivilate

By David Nethero and Kim Seals, managing directors of Golden Seeds, leaders of Golden Seeds’ investment in AcivilateLouise Wasilewski, CEO and Founder of AcivilateAfter working in aerospace, this entrepreneur turned to more traditional technology, helping to create digital TV and securing five paten…

The One Question to Ask Before Investing

By Merle Sprinzen Tessier, managing director of Golden SeedsAn Angel Investor’s Golden Rule and the Answer Every Entrepreneur Must KnowMerle Sprinzen Tessier, managing director of Golden SeedsThere’s no sure thing when it comes to investing. Daydreaming about a payoff can be fun but understanding ri…

How did she do it? A Q&A with Julia Hu, CEO and founder of Lark

By Gwen Edwards, managing director of Golden Seeds and lead investor for Golden Seeds’ investment in LarkHow one founder’s medical condition led her to create a personalized care management platform:Julia Hu, CEO and founder of LarkFor Julia Hu, CEO and founder at Lark, finding the right care and tr…
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Golden Seeds Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Golden Seeds founded?

    Golden Seeds was founded in 2005.

  • Who are Golden Seeds key executives?

    Golden Seeds's key executives are Loretta McCarthy, Peggy Wallace and Kathryn Swintek.

  • Where is Golden Seeds headquarters?

    Golden Seeds headquarters is located at 830 3rd Ave, New York.

  • Where are Golden Seeds offices?

    Golden Seeds has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Golden Seeds have?

    Golden Seeds has 1 office.