Fund(s): Rising Tide Fund
Location: Washington, D.C.
Wendee is a lead investor in Portfolia’s Rising Tide Fund. Wendee led the Rising Tide’s investment in Beneath the Ink. She is a Leadership Coach and Consultant to entrepreneurs, corporate executives, non-profit directors, and family business leaders. She has been investing in early stage, high growth companies since 1997. As a co-founder and part of the management team of both WomenAngels.net, a professionally managed fund of active women angel investors, and Women’s Growth Capital Fund, a venture capital fund that invested exclusively in women entrepreneurs, Wendee has worked closely with entrepreneurs of high-growth, startup companies, advising them on business models, financing, and a variety of management challenges. She served on the board or as board advisor to several portfolio companies.
She remains actively involved with organized angel investing groups, currently as a member of New Dominion Angels, in northern Virginia, and as co-chair of the International Exchange, an annual gathering hosted by the Angel Capital Association to strengthen the network and share effective practices among group leaders and investors in developed and emerging countries.
At Wealthbridge Partners, she consulted to families in business together, creating and facilitating programs for family members and wealth managers on family dynamics, communications, leadership development, and leadership transitions between generations. In an independent practice, she has worked with non-profit boards to develop strategic initiatives and implement leadership transitions as a consultant and as a board member.
Wendee began her career and spent several years in the financial services industry. She has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She is based in Washington, D.C.