FOUNDING PARTNER(S)

Springboard Growth Capital

WHO WE ARE

Springboard Growth Capital is an investment partnership supporting visionary entrepreneurs and companies positioned to be market leaders. Quote on why you believe that investing in women is important (< 50 words) Women are passionate about sectors and business models in which the mostly male community often has little interest. As a result, women are often taking to potential investors who may not understand the issues that are being solved. Investing in women can help solve this mismatch. Example to share on investing in women (<200 words) Springboard Enterprises is a nonprofit accelerator that was founded to help startup women in high-growth industries access venture capital. The 730 companies that have participated in the Springboard accelerator over that time have raised $8.6B in aggregate, with 186 successful exits. This includes 17 IPOs, of which 11 companies are still independently public, with a combined market cap of over $9B. 86% of Springboard companies raised money, and 81% of them are still in business. All of these metrics are far in excess of national averages.

$10,700,000

TARGET SIZE OF FUNDS

Sector

Retail, Consumer goods, E-commerce/ Consumer Internet

Stage

Series C, Series D, Growth

Region

North America

Countries

US

Founder(s)

Kay Koplowitz

Kay is the Founder, former Chairman & CEO of USA Networks (77-98, sold for $4.5B). First female network president in television history. Chairman & Co-founder Springboard Enterprises and New York Fashion Tech Lab, training over 700 entrepreneurs to raise capital. Current and former boards: General Re, Nabisco, Oracle, Instinet, CA Technologies, Liz Claiborne, Kate Spade, Time Inc, ION Media, and Veniam.

Amy Wildstein

Amy has 25 years of private equity investment experience at The Blackstone Group, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Solera Capital and Boldcap Ventures. Current and former board / advisory roles: American Italian Pasta Company, Compucare, Renaissance Media, Ross School Advisory Board, Michigan Social Venture Fund, Springboard National Advisory Board, NY Fashion Tech Lab Expert Network, Hint Water and Fleur du Mal.