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March 20, 2018

On March 8th, International Women's Day, Brilliant Ventures co-signed as a signatory to the #StartWithEight initiative. More than a hashtag, this effort garnered commitments from dozens of VC firms and companies to meet with 8 women outside their existing networks in t...

March 8, 2018

Who run the world?

Happy March 8th! It’s International Women’s Day! And, weirdly, for the first time in our lives people in the US seem to be really into it. There’s stuff happening on social media, marketing departments are scrambling, McDonald’s turned their iconic go...

February 6, 2018

One of the tenets of our investment thesis - built around the rapid transformation of commerce - is investing in companies leveraging data and technology to meet the needs of new, emerging or previously underserved audiences. 

Massive, underserved audience

One of the fas...

November 7, 2017

We were delighted to spend time talking to one of our favorite people in VC last week, Dan Mindus, founder of NextGen Venture Partners, for that firm's new podcast "Taking Notes with NGVP." (In addition to managing our own firm, BV, we're both venture partners with Nex...

September 12, 2017

We are delighted to share the news that we’ve made our latest investment - participation in the seed funding of Camera IQ. More on the funding here from TechCrunch.

We were introduced to Allison Wood, founder and CEO, via Ara Katz (co-founder of Spring, BeachMint,...

August 17, 2017

"...Even small investments in companies that solve global problems pay off."

Beth Doane, writing in Forbes

We are honored that we are categorized as "impact investors" in this article in Forbes, as we truly believe that by committing capital, go-to-market expertise, a br...

May 24, 2017

We usually include a section on what we're taking in (and thinking about) in our quarterly newsletter, but we have too many other updates in our most recent edition, and hence...

Systems of Intelligence: Is this the VC meta-thesis we've been looking for?

5-minute [desi...

April 14, 2017

Brilliant Ventures partner Lizzie Francis was recently featured in a Forbes article by Beth Doane with advice for how to successfully scale your business. "Listen to Your Intuition. As you see your business grow, consciously choose to listen to your intuition," says Li...

January 27, 2017

This week I’ve spent every early morning catching up on world news — and it’s been a little trying, to speak euphemistically. But this morning a story that didn’t mention US politics at all managed to cut through — this piece by John Battelle. Like John, I believe that...

September 28, 2016

I’m lucky enough to be partnering with the amazing Lizzie Francis in launching Brilliant Ventures, a firm that’s committed to going beyond capital for brilliant entrepreneurs. Lucky, not only because Lizzie is brilliant and well-respected and one of my favorite people,...

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