Lisa is a Principal at NextGen Venture Partners, a network-driven venture firm powered by 1,000+ Venture Partners that propel the fund’s portfolio companies including Everlywell, Neighborhood Goods, and Circulation. Lisa recently launched NextGen Venture Partners – Align, focused on investing in early-stage companies driving impact in social inclusion, health and environment at scale.
Before joining NextGen, Lisa attended Harvard Business School and worked at Google in strategy and product ops roles for the Geocommerce and Google Play teams. She coordinated the launch of Women@Google Lean In, which eventually had over 1,000 women participants in several offices around the world. The initiative was recognized by Google’s People Operations executive and received a grant to formalize its programming.
Lisa is also a former consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington DC, where she enabled clients to leverage the firm’s capabilities across public and private sectors. As an undergrad at Wharton, Lisa worked with a group of friends to build a startup that helped college students save money on textbooks.
As a little girl, Lisa wanted to be the first woman president. While she’s disappointed that’s still a possibility, she hopes not for long. Lisa grew up in Long Island in a multi-cultural home and traveled around the world, igniting her interest in the power of business, government, and technology in economic development. She was the Secretary-General of the 2010 National High School Model United Nations Conference, which hosted 3,000 participants at the United Nations.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, seeing Broadway musicals, and spending time with family. She is running the New York City marathon in 2019. Lisa is a proud alum of LEAD at Wharton, Management Leaders for Tomorrow, and the Toigo Fellowship. She is committed to closing the venture funding gap for women and underrepresented minorities through organizations like the Vinetta Project, BLEND, and All Raise. Lisa lives in New York with her partner, Viktor, and their puppy Korra.