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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Employee Rating

3.8
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, (HQ)
830 3rd Ave
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Golden Seeds Blogs

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…

Getting Inc.: Top business magazine names leaders of three Golden Seeds investment companies

Getting Inc.: Top business magazine names leaders of three Golden Seeds investment companies to Female Founders 100By Peggy Wallace, managing partner of Golden SeedsFor nearly four decades, Inc. has been regarded as a world-leading business news source, particularly covering those responsible for bu…

How did she do it? A Q&A with Maggie Louie, CEO and co-founder of DEVCON

By Karen Zimmerman, managing director at Golden Seeds and lead investor in DEVCONHow catching an ad fraud thief who stole $1 million inspired one founder to create an anti-fraud software company for publishers:Maggie Louie, CEO and co-founder of DEVCONAfter working with law enforcement to facilitate…

Why Golden Seeds is stepping in to ShoulderUp

By Peggy Wallace, managing partner of Golden SeedsPeggy Wallace, managing partner of Golden SeedsA few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking about financial empowerment to women leaders from around the world with economic and personal influence. This took place during the Journey to Legacy simul…

It’s happening in Houston and so is Golden Seeds

By Loretta McCarthy, managing partner, Golden SeedsHouston is the nation’s fourth most populous city with bragging rights in many areas. It hosts the largest medical complex on the planet, The Texas Medical Center, is the energy capital of the world, and home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center.Recently,…

How did she do it? A Q&A with Francesca Loftus, CEO of hOM

By Deborah Doyle, managing director of Golden Seeds and member of the board of directors at hOMFrancesca Loftus, CEO of hOMHow one CEO’s mission-driven meditation business is leveraging underutilized real estate and connecting neighbors:The spark that ignited Francesca Loftus and her co-founders’ mi…
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Golden Seeds Company Life and Culture

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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.