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  • Theresia Gouw cofounded Aspect Ventures, an early stage venture firm that focuses on software and security technology, in 2014.
  • Prior to Aspect, she spent 15 years at Accel, where she was the firm’s first female partner. Accel was one of Facebook’s first venture investors.
  • Through her investments, she’s become America’s wealthiest female VC with a net worth of $500 million.
  • In January 2018, Aspect raised a $181 million second fund with the backing of Melinda Gates and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins.
  • Of its portfolio startup cofounders, 40% are female, half are immigrants or first-generation citizens and about 30% are from a racial minority.