Today we’d like to introduce you to Pam Dickinson.
Pam, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Formed in 2015, Persephone Venture Partners are Boston based women investing in seed and early stage companies. We have decades of broad based experience and far reaching, valuable networks. We back entrepreneurs with great ideas and bring our resources to bear to help them thrive and grow. As a group, we invest $50,000-$500,000 in each portfolio company and generally seek to co-invest alongside other angel and venture groups.
Has it been a smooth road?
Persephone has proved to be more than an investment team. Most of the partners took many years off from professional careers to raise families. Persephone has been an exciting path to re-engage in the business world at the highest level. We expect 20-30% of our investments to succeed but we learn something from each one, whether success or failure and have met terrific young entrepreneurs and other investors along the way.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Persephone Venture Partners story. Tell us more about the business.
What sets us apart is that we are women only. I’ve had men ask to join our team and I’ve told them they simply don’t have the correct credentials! However, we do share our deal flow with other angels, both men and women, so create co-investment opportunities for our networks.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
It is very difficult to predict success for any individual early stage investment, which is why we diversify our portfolio across industries and stages. Good ideas and hardworking entrepreneurs are necessary but access to capital is critical. Having deeply connected investors with a successful track record attracts additional capital, providing a higher likelihood of success.
The pace of technological change continues to accelerate which can lead to either rapid success or quick failure. We try to invest with entrepreneurs who have navigated these changing environments successfully in the past as they are likely to do so again.
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