Collection of candid advice from women VCs
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Catherine Ulrich, was appointed a Managing Director of FirstMark Capital in October 2017. She invests in a broad range of consumer and enterprise start-ups. She has a deep passion for and expertise in health and wellness, consumer AI, and behavior change. Prior to joining FirstMark, she was the Chief Product Officer at Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK), which she joined after serving as Chief Product Officer of Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW).
Catherine holds an AB in Engineering and a certificate in Public Health Policy from Harvard College.
Most recently, Ulrich was the Chief Product Officer at Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK), a billion dollar public company in NYC with revenues of nearly $500MM and over 75M monthly visitors. Prior to Shutterstock, she spent 8 years at Weight Watchers being Chief Product Officer, interim CTO and responsible for the global customer experience across all digital and retail products
Ulrich graduated with a degree in Engineering from Harvard.
Founded in 2008 and led by Managing Directors Amish Jani Richard Heitzmann and Matt Turck, FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies, often as the first institutional investor. Areas of focus include Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, healthcare, enterprise applications, education, financial technology, e-commerce, and marketing technology.
The firm has created a platform that takes the networks & relationships inherent in venture firms and makes them programmatically scalable to the entire portfolio. It conceived and launched a large meetup around themes like Big Data & AI, Design, Frontier Tech and more, woth an audience that now numbers 30,000+ members and continues to grow.