Theresia Gouw named to 2018 Midas List

Theresia Gouw named to 2018 Midas List

Aspect’s Theresia Gouw has been named to the 2018 Forbes Midas List.

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Seven-time Midas lister Theresia Gouw focuses on software and security technology at Aspect Ventures, the firm she cofounded in 2014 with Jennifer Fonstad. Prior to Aspect, Gouw was a general partner for 15 years at Accel. Her mission with Fonstad: bring collaboration back to Series A companies and bridge the gap between angel investors and larger multi-stage VC firms. In October 2017, Gouw scored an exit through the initial public offering of cybersecurity company ForeScout, which carries a market cap of more than $1 billion and is Gouw’s fourth investment to reach the IPO milestone. (Gouw led ForeScout’s Series A and has served on the board since.) She invested early in real estate search engine Trulia (IPO 2012) and more recently Cato Networks, which offers next-generation security services on demand, as well as Exabeam, a leader in user behavior analytics for cybersecurity. Gouw is also an investor in The Muse, a career advice website for millennials. A first-generation immigrant and engineer by training, Gouw is a passionate supporter of causes that support immigration and STEM education, including DonorsChoose.org. In 2016 she gave a TEDx talk about diversity and innovation, “How Entrepreneurs Can Help the American Dream Get Its Mojo Back.” She’s one of four Midas list partner members of All Raise, the women investor group profiled in Forbes’ Midas cover story in April 2018.