WE PLAN, WE PLAY

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WE WIN

We do VC differently through standout strategies, bold initiatives, and a global network of investors, business leaders, and influencers.
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WE ARE

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OUR TEAM

OUR STORY

Since 2014, Serena Ventures has championed founders whose perspectives and innovations level the playing field for women and people of color.

We believe that check writers should be change agents, so we invest in products and ideas that unlock value for investors, doors for founders, and opportunities for everyone to live better.

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SERENA WILLIAMS

MANAGING PARTNER
As a world-class athlete, businesswoman, philanthropist and mother, Serena Williams knows what it takes to win. She has persevered to become one of the top tennis players in history with 23 Grand Slam titles.

Serena began actively investing nine years ago when she saw the impact that startups had on everyday lives; in building Serena Ventures, she has been able to multiply that effort.
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Alison Rapaport Stillman is a Founding General Partner at Serena Ventures, overseeing portfolio management and sourcing new investments. In addition to growing the reach and impact of the SV portfolio, Alison is the person founders turn to when they need pointed advice, detailed feedback, and tough love.

Alison holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a CFA charterholder.

 

ALISON RAPAPORT STILLMAN

GENERAL PARTNER
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ABIR LIBEN

PRINCIPAL
As an investor, Abir’s unique lens is informed by an unconventional professional and personal background. Her path to venture includes a childhood in Sweden and Texas and experiences working across Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas as an urban planner, consultant, and investor. Having worked in challenging environments, Abir is passionate about early-stage founders who are building on the edge of the unknown. 

Her international background has helped Abir develop a keen sense for urban spaces and their relationship with technology. Wanting to further understand the interface between society and software, Abir pursued a B.S. in Urban Planning from MIT. 

KYRA MCCARTY

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Kyra is the Operations Manager for Serena Ventures where she oversees the day-to-day operations for the team and helps manage LPs, Portfolio Founders, and prospective investment companies. She comes to Serena Ventures from Equitable Advisors, where she worked as an Investment Operations Specialist.

Kyra holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Math from Southern Methodist University.
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OLIVIA GRIFFIAN

CHIEF OF STAFF TO SERENA WILLIAMS
Prior to joining Serena Ventures, Olivia launched her first startup, SevenSkin Beauty, a skincare company that combines science with technology and education.

Her success led her to venture capital, where her interests include women’s health, retail, and child development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Family, Youth & Community Science from the University of Florida.