Victoria is an active investor and advisor in the innovation economy and Managing Director of Astia, a pre-eminent organization working to ensure the success of high-growth startups founded or led by women. Victoria manages Astia Angels, one of the most active angel groups – averaging 2-3 investments a month into women-led companies. Victoria curates deal flow, executes investments and manages the portfolio. Since joining Astia and overseeing Astia Angels’ investment activity, the group has gone from two investments to over eighty, with more than $18M invested by the Astia Angels alongside $220M in syndicate. The group has had four exits within its first five years, all with above market returns to investors. Victoria’s personal portfolio of investments includes 17 (and counting) female led companies. Victoria brings an entrepreneurial background to her work at Astia, as the former founder of a social enterprise in the media space. For her work focused on empowering women and girls in media, Victoria was recognized as an “Action Figure” in Women’s Health Magazine (2007), received The Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund Award (2007), the Harlequin More than Words Award (2010) and was named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” in UTNE Reader magazine (2010). Victoria holds a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University, and a BA from Stanford University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors.
Victoria is an arts advocate, an avid skier and scuba diver, a former amateur pilot, and mother of two.
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