Session Information

Tuesday, May 17th, 10:30–11:10am

TRACK 4: Entrepreneurship and Investment

Venture Capital Perspectives on Retail and Consumer Investing: Part 1

Kirsten Green
Founder & Managing Director, Forerunner Ventures
Kirsten brings 20+ years of investment experience to her role as Founder and Managing Director of Forerunner Ventures. She has successfully evaluated and invested in countless consumer oriented businesses, from pre-revenue startups to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. Her ability to draw connections between large and small companies ensures a well-rounded perspective on successful business models, operational and market issues, and consumer trends. She combines an experience- and thesis-driven approach with a consumer centric view to identify compelling brand platforms and partner with visionary entrepreneurs.

As the Founder of Forerunner, Kirsten has raised in excess of $100M from leading institutional investors and invested in 30+ early stage companies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Forerunner portfolio companies including: Bonobos, Glossier, Dollar Shave Club, and Serena & Lily.

Prior to Forerunner, Kirsten was an equity research analyst and investor at Banc of America Securities, formerly Montgomery Securities, covering publicly-traded retail and consumer stocks.

Kirsten graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Business Economics, and earned a CPA license and a CFA certification. She has been named to Forbes' Midas List: Hot Prospects.