Founder & Managing Partner, Forerunner
Kirsten's Special Set of Skills
- Balancing motherhood and career
- Business Planning
- Establishing KPIs
- Thought Leadership
- Time Management
Unpredictable consumer landscapes never scared Kirsten, whose unconventional blend of professional experiences — ranging from her first job as a Senior Accountant at Deloitte & Touche to her VP status at Bank of America Securities LLC — has set her down a path of savvy investments. When she launched Forerunner Ventures in 2012, Kirsten felt confident her keen eye for a smart business idea would contribute to a vast portfolio that has now raised over $2B+.
As a member of the Board of Directors at Glossier, Ritual, Hims & Hers, and Curated (to name a few), Kirsten has an uncanny knack for recognizing potential at the very early stages of a businesses’ launch. Today, Forerunner Ventures has backed more than 100+ companies, including the wildly successful Dollar Shave Club and Bonobos.
Ever curious, Kirsten collects insights, data and ideas as she navigates daily life. Being able to connect these dots has enabled her to build forward leaning investment views and high conviction in early ideas.
A deep fascination for people and a love for the entrepreneurial journey have propelled Kirsten throughout her career.
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