In the News

Power Lunch
CNBC Power Lunch: Venture Capitalists on the Move

Inc.
Why We’re Excited to Be a 2-Woman VC Team
Wired
The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Silicon Valley VC Firm That Dares to Invest in Diversity
Time
Powerful Female Venture Capitalists Aim to Broaden Silicon Valley’s View

 

 

BloombergTV
Fonstad & Gouw on BloombergTV: Mobile Is Exploding With Opportunity
Forbes
The Case for Women on Boards — SXSW 2014
Network World
The Fascinating 50-Jennifer Fonstad & Theresia Gouw
The New York Times
Two of Venture Capital’s Senior Women Start a New Firm

 

 

Fortune
Two Silicon Valley investors venture out on their own
Wall Street Journal
Prominent Female Venture Capitalist Start Their Own Firm
TechCrunchAccel’s Theresia Gouw And DFJ’s Jennifer Fonstad Partner To Launch Mobile-Focused VC Firm Aspect Ventures

recode
Fontstad and Gouw, Two Well-Known Women VCs, Start New Silicon Valley Firm

 

 

Founders

Jennifer Scott Fonstad

Jennifer Fonstad is a respected veteran investor in Healthcare IT, Enterprise, SaaS and Mobile with a track record that includes 32 investments, 3 IPOs, and 5 M&A transactions during her 17 year tenure at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ).
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Theresia Gouw

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>


 

Successes

 

 
 

Entrepreneur Perspectives

“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)