Kirsten GreenSan Francisco Bay Area, United States
Combining a unique and unconventional blend of professional history and acquired investment experience, Kirsten launched San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures in 2010, where she serves as Founder and Managing Partner. In an unpredictable consumer landscape, Kirsten’s 20+ years of evaluation and investment success stems from a combination of product savvy, consumer insight and a thesis-driven approach that has been the basis of all her investments — from pre-revenue startups to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. As a founder, Kirsten has led efforts to raise over $1B+ from leading institutional investors and invest in more than 100 companies. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Glossier, Ritual, Faire, The Yes, Hims & Hers, Curated, and Modern Fertility. She also served on the board of Dollar Shave Club and Bonobos, two Forerunner portfolio companies with notable sale transactions. Kirsten has been honored in Time’s 100 Most Influential People, named a Top 20 Venture Capitalists by The New York Times in 2018 & 2017, is part of Forbes' 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 Midas Lists, in addition to being named in the magazine’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She was named VC of the Year at TechCrunch’s 2017 Crunchies Awards and listed on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list. Kirsten is a founding member of the female mentorship collective, All Raise, and actively champions women in the tech industry. Prior to Forerunner, Kirsten was an equity research analyst and investor at Banc of America Securities, formerly Montgomery Securities, covering publicly-traded retail and consumer stocks. Kirsten graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Business Economics, and has earned a CPA license and a CFA certification.
Founding Partner
Forerunner Ventures
Sep 2010 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Apr 2019 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Modern Fertility
Apr 2019 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Jan 2018 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Feb 2019 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Dec 2017 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Jul 2016 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Dec 2014 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Oct 2013 - Current
Board Observer
Oct 2013 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
ReSci (Retention Science)
Aug 2013 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Mar 2012 - Jul 2017
Member Board Of Directors
Dollar Shave Club
Mar 2012 - Jul 2016
TSG Consumer Partners
Oct 2009 - Sep 2010
Angel Investor, Independent Consultant
Jan 2003 - Oct 2009
Vice President
Banc of America Securities LLC
Jan 1998 - Dec 2002
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Oct 1996 - May 1997
Senior Accountant, CPA
Deloitte & Touche
Sep 1993 - Oct 1996
University of California, Los Angeles