Taking Risks in Life and in Business with Jenny Lefcourt, Freestyle Capital General Partner

by High Alpha

On June 17, 2020 Freestyle Capital General Partner Jenny Lefcourt joined High Alpha Partner Kristian Andersen for our monthly Speaker Series. Together, they discussed Jenny’s career, her path into venture capital, and her involvement with All Raise.

Jenny’s career spans corporate America, consumer startups, founding companies, and investing. After graduating from the Wharton School and spending a year backpacking around the world, she worked for a Palo Alto-based consumer software company through its IPO. Later, she founded WeddingChannel.com and Bella Pictures, both of which went on to be acquired. Today, she spends her days meeting with entrepreneurs and working alongside Freestyle Capital portfolio companies, including BetterUp, Narvar and Daily.co. Jenny is also a founding, active member of All Raise, a non-profit dedicated to increasing diversity in tech.

In this episode, we revisit Jenny’s Speaker Series where you’ll learn:

  • Jenny’s investment and decision-making frameworks
  • Her mission to take risks in both her personal and professional life
  • Her role in identifying opportunities for inclusion in the venture capital space after learning how little venture capital funding goes to female startup founders compared to the money men get