Breaking into Venture Capital

Allison Baum-Gates, General Partner, SemperVirens Venture Capital and Breaking into Capital Author, chats with Samara Jaffe, GM and Co-Founder of Transform at The Desk. 

Allison discusses strategies for people wanting to break into Venture Capital, gives her take on Future of Work trends, helps us understand what Impact Investing is, and chats about her newly-released book!

About Allison Baum Gates:

Allison Baum Gates is a General Partner at SemperVirens, where she invests in technology transforming work, health, and financial wellness. She is also the author of “Breaking into Venture” (McGraw-Hill, 2023), an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, and Lecturer at UC Berkeley-Haas. Prior to SemperVirens, Allison worked on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs; was an early employee at General Assembly (sold to Adecco for $413M); co-founded Fresco Capital, a global seed fund; and was an investor at Trinity Ventures. Currently based in San Francisco, Allison has lived in New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. She holds a B.A. in Economics with Honors.

About SemperVirens Venture Capital:

SemperVirens Venture Capital believes in solving big, complex, and important problems. They invest in technology transforming work, health, and financial wellness. 

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