Collection of candid advice from women VCs
Geographic Preferences: Israel, India, United States
Lisa Wu has been promoted to Partner from Vice President at Norwest Venture Partners early in 2018. She focuses on early to late stage venture investments across a wide range of sectors, with an emphasis on consumer Internet. She is a board observer at Jet and StellaService, and was involved with Norwest’s investment in Minted.
Before joining the Norwest team, Lisa worked as an intern in Amazon.com’s Worldwide Corporate Development team. In this role, she identified and evaluated acquisition targets and strategic investments for Amazon and provided strategies for potential expansion.
Prior to Amazon, Lisa worked at Bessemer Venture Partners, where she originated and conducted due diligence on early to growth stage investment opportunities, including several top eCommerce, SaaS, consumer Internet, and healthcare IT companies.
Lisa has also worked in the venture capital arm of Comcast Corporation, and earlier, Lisa founded BANZAI! Fresh, a small business providing high-quality, nutritious foods to schools and hospitals in Northern California.
Lisa began her career in the investment banking group at Merrill Lynch.Lisa holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurial management. While at Wharton, Lisa won first place at the International Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Lisa also holds a bachelor of science, with honors, in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Fund's investment verticals: cloud and IT infrastructure, SaaS and enterprise software, internet and consumer, healthcare, technology, information, business and financial services, consumer products. Geography investment focus: Israel
India, United States.