Aspect Ventures partners with entrepreneurs who want to create important and successful businesses for the long term. We focus on the emerging mobile marketplace, bringing the benefit of our track records and fresh perspective to partner with companies across the long arc of their growth – from inception to standalone, sustainable businesses.
We approach the growth and building of companies from every aspect. With a long industry perspective across over 80 Seed and Series A investments, we have worked alongside great entrepreneurs – as advisors and board members – through every point on their success curve. We’ve found that diversity and a fresh perspective in the boardroom leads to better decisions and improves outcomes.
Aspect is focused on technologies for interconnected platforms and mobile devices. We share two decades of experience and a track record that helped create over $10 billion in public market value, 17 M&A transactions and over 300 rounds in follow-on capital raised for our companies. We see many new opportunities and are excited about crafting strategies to help the best new startups scale up to success.
Jennifer Fonstad is a respected veteran investor in Healthcare IT, Enterprise, SaaS and Mobile with a track record that includes 22 relevant investments, 3 IPOs, and 6 M&A transactions during her 17 year tenure at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). Read more>
Theresia Gouw, an engineer by training, is an entrepreneur and a respected technology investor in Security Software, SaaS, Consumer Internet and Mobile. Theresia spent 15 years at Accel Partners, where she was lead investor for several investments which went public or were acquired. Read more>
Lauren Kolodny is a Principal at Aspect Ventures, focused on sourcing and conducting diligence for investments across consumer and enterprise mobile technology. Read more>
“Jennifer has been a great partner throughout Flurry’s life. From the early days where we placed a bet on mobile until now. She has been a great supporter, coach, Chairman and most importantly an invaluable sounding board throughout every stage of the company. As an entrepreneur, she will always be my top pick for a board seat.”
— Simon Khalaf, President and CEO of Flurry
“Theresia joined us as our first VC board member and has helped us grow from a 6-person startup to over 1000 employees. She offered essential and smart advice with our executive hires, follow-on financing rounds, IPO and now as a public company. Her contributions as a strategic partner helping to navigate these transitions have been invaluable.”
— Pete Flint, Founder & CEO of Trulia (TRLA)
“Jennifer was the first VC to see promise in athenahealth. Both her vision and her loyalty to good ideas have only gotten stronger over the following 15 years. When the fund opens, I’m in!”
— Jonathan Bush, Co-founder & CEO of athenahealth (ATHN)
“The instant we partnered with Theresia as one of our first investors, I knew I had a collaborator I wanted on my team long term. She has a very deep understanding of data security. She gets how mobile and cloud are transforming our business and offers incisive, measured advice to help us make smart moves. We are thrilled she continues to be on our board after our IPO. She is our go to investor for security.”
— Shlomo Kramer, President & CEO of Imperva (IMPV)