In the News


January 26

Founding, Funding, and Building your Startup

Samsung NEXT SF, San Francisco

Lauren Kolodny on panel to discuss early stage funding, company “firsts” (first hires, sales, users), and how to create a beloved brand

February 2

Extreme Tech Challenge

Necker Island, BVI

Theresa Gouw joins Sir Richard Branson, Jim Breyer, Tom Siebel, Steph Hannon and Jerry Huang as judge for final round of Extreme Tech Challenge

February 13

RSA Conference

Moscone Center, San Francisco

Theresa Gouw speaking on “The Entrepreneurs Road Less Travelled”


We started Aspect because we wanted to combine the best of what we’ve learned with a fresh perspective to do things better —
probably similar to the reasons you’re starting companies.
Lots of Experience

We're tech entrepreneurs and long-time investors, with 6 IPOs, 26 successful acquisitions, and tens of billions in public market cap between us.

Fresh Perspective

We embody the culture of a startup - more like our companies than traditional venture. We get excited by real innovation versus trends or quick returns. We partner at the ground floor--seed or Series A--and work with you through the entire arc of your company's growth.

Constant Iteration

We won't reflect a moment in time - we are constantly improving as we learn new things from our companies and each other.

Together, we’ll build lasting companies.
Whether you go public (we’ve helped a dozen founders get there)
or join forces with another company (we’ve done that about 30 times),
we’ll help you realize your vision for your business.
Direct, Long-Term Partnership

You wouldn’t outsource the most important part of your business to someone else, and neither do we. The same people you chose to partner with work by your side, all the way.

A Friend in Fundraising

Never fundraise alone again. We've raised 500+ follow-on financings for our companies. We’ll guide you in what we know best so you can focus on what you know best - building your business.

Our Shared Community

We’ve been building our network for two decades and we will connect you to the talent, partners and customers you’ll need to grow.