Trish founded Portfolia in 2014 with a vision for a new model of entrepreneurial investing designed for women. Her goal is over 100,000 women (and their colleagues and friends) investing in Portfolia Funds in five years.
Trish is globally recognized for her pioneering work in preparing the next generation of general partners in venture capital. As the co-founder, long-time CEO and now CEO Emeritus of the Kauffman Fellows Program, the premier global leadership program for venture capitalists, she mentored hundreds of the world's top VCs, and was referred to as the venture capitalist's 'godmother.' She also served at Founding President of CVE Capital Corp, the holding company of a $1B+ venture capital fund of funds. Trish was on the start-up team of the Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurship center, led the Commercialization Sub-Committee of the National Science Foundation, and directed the Arthur Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at the globally-ranked Babson College.
Trish’s lifelong passion has been in two areas: supporting and investing in innovative entrepreneurs and unlocking the personal and professional talents of women. She knows that women will be both highly successful entrepreneurial investors and bring along an entrepreneurial renaissance when they back the companies they want in the marketplace.
Autumn Carter manages growth at Portfolia, Inc. and focuses on aligning the company's short-term operations with its long-term growth strategy.
Prior to joining Portfolia, Autumn led Government Affairs and Content Marketing at OpenGov, where she focused on aligning strategic content with the company's rapidly evolving market position, elevating the company's brand as a thought leader, and cultivating external relationships that helped the team communicate most effectively.
Amid the economic recession and recovery, Autumn served as the Executive Director of United States Common Sense, a CivicTech nonprofit focused on fiscal sustainability policy. Under her leadership, USCS developed and launched GovRank, the largest nationwide assessment of fiscal sustainability and its accompanying data platform. The organization's public sector financial and governance research has appeared in major media outlets throughout California and the United States.
Autumn studied Political Science at Stanford University, where she conducted and published academic research on public opinion survey methodology. Autumn specializes in strategic communications, market positioning, creating data-driven systems, and relationship development.
Nicole Berge is originally from Cupertino, CA and graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 2016 with a B.S. in Wine & Viticulture. After working three full harvests in cellar operations at Thomas Fogarty Winery, she pursued a year of cloud technology sales at Oracle Corporation. With a background in technology, science, and customer service, she is thrilled to be a part of the Portfolia team to help optimize our company pipeline, and provide an inclusive, approachable, and fulfilling investing experience for our member and lead investors.