Golden Seeds

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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HQNew York, NY, US
Size (employees)211 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Golden Seeds was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY, US

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Key People/Management at Golden Seeds

Kathryn Swintek

Kathryn Swintek

Managing Partner
Jo Ann Corkran

Jo Ann Corkran

Managing Partner
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Golden Seeds Office Locations

Golden Seeds has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
830 3rd Ave
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Golden Seeds Online and Social Media Presence

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Golden Seeds Blogs

How Did She Do It? A Q&A with Allisa Song, Co-Founder and CEO of Nanodropper

Imagine having to decide whether to pay the rent or save your eyesight. That’s the dilemma countless people are facing, who need expensive medications to treat eye diseases such as glaucoma. Current eyedrop bottles dispense three to five times as much liquid as the eye can absorb. The excess spills …

How Did She Do It? A Q&A with Gwen Burlingame, Co-founder of Beckon

Life without ice cream? Unthinkable! But that’s the sad reality for millions of lactose-intolerant Americans forced to settle for dairy-free alternatives that don’t hold a candle to the real thing. Refusing to compromise on something as delicious and enjoyable as ice cream, two young entrepreneurs t…

The beauty industry wakes up—finally—to Black women

Seventy-five percent of consumers identify as having textured hair, with textured hair including anything from wavy to tight, coily hair. These consumers feel like the typical mass products don’t work for them and they need something special. As a result, if you look across the haircare category, th…

How Did She Do It? A Q&A with Lauren Foundos, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at FORTË

Lauren Foundos thought her life as a successful institutional bond trader was pretty much perfect. But the demands of the job left her little time for working out, a lifelong passion that had made her an All-American field hockey player. Determined not to lose her sense of self, Lauren left Wall Str…

Golden Seeds Announces Acquisition of Brandwatch by Cision

Cision, an industry-leading media and marketing platform, has announced its plan to acquire Brandwatch (formerly Crimson Hexagon), a Golden Seeds investment since 2008, the company announced today. Golden Seeds was the lead investor in the initial funding round of Crimson Hexagon, which was founded …

How Did She Do It? A Q&A with Oksana Sokolovsky, Cofounder & CEO of ROAR Augmented Reality

Passion is everything to Oksana Sokolovsky, who left a successful Wall Street career to pursue a dream: creating a platform that bridges the physical and digital worlds. She realized her dream as the cofounder of ROAR Augmented Reality, a company that enables individuals, brands and businesses to mo…
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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 Kathryn Swintek and Jo Ann Corkran.

  • How many employees does Golden Seeds have?

    Golden Seeds has 211 employees.

  • 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.