Katie Stanton has been investing as an angel since 2015 through the syndicate #Angels. #Angels was formed by a group of six women with operational roles at Twitter who joined together to invest a couple of years after the Twitter IPO. As investors, #Angels have raised the issue of getting more women on the cap table. Some notable #Angels investments include Airtable, Carta, Modern Fertility, Lambda School, and Threads.
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Stanton is now striking out on her own. Moxxie Ventures is backed by an impressive list of institutions including Foundry, Cendana, Industry Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, and some notable individuals including Marc Andreessen, Susan Wojcicki, Evan Williams, Jerry Yang, and Anne Wojcicki.
Check sizes will range from $250k to $500k with around 10 to 12 investments per year. Stanton plans to reserve half of the fund for follow on investments.
“At a high level, I’m looking to support founders making life and work better,” said Stanton. “That falls into a few ‘classic’ categories of consumer, enterprise, fintech and healthtech.”
But Stanton plans to keep an open mind about investment opportunities. She has previously invested in companies where she knows the founders pre product market fit and then in companies outside of her network who are scaling their companies. Elpha is Moxxie Ventures first investment.
Stanton will continue to partner with #Angels. Two of the #Angels syndicate have joined venture firms. Jessica Verilli is a General Partner at GV (the venture arm of Google) and Jana Messerschmidt is an investor at LightSpeed Venture Partners.