Lisa Frusztajer

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Fund(s): Rising Tide Fund, Enterprise Fund
Location: Boston

Lisa is a lead investor in Portfolia’s Enterprise Fund, and a highly active angel investor in Boston and New York. She led the Enterprise investment in Next Wave Robotics.  She is also a Venture Partner with Converge Venture Partners, a seed and early stage fund focusing on software, internet, digital media, SaaS, cloud, mobile and other cutting-edge information technology ventures in Boston, New England, and New York City. She started at Portfolia as an investing member in the Rising Tide Fund, and moved up to be a lead investor.

Lisa is an alumna of the Pipeline Fellowship, a training fellowship in angel investing. Lisa has navigated all ends of the technology world over the last twenty years, first working at Sun Microsystems, then growing a small software startup called KYOS, and joining Avid Technology, the leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and independent professionals.

Lisa is currently focusing on angel investing, consulting projects, and running a real estate management company. Lisa’s background is an eclectic blend of marketing, engineering and project management, as well as of technology, manufacturing, higher education and finance. She serves on the Board of Trustees at a secondary school and has been a board member of other education-focused nonprofits. Lisa holds an AB from the University of Chicago, a MS from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.