Passionate Founders

Building Thriving Companies

Our founding partner has over 20 years of experience building great companies.

Despite recent progress, less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S. goes to women-led tech companies. Yet studies show that companies with women at the helm grow faster and produce greater returns for investors. Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women. We’re catalyzing solutions to the gender and diversity gap in entrepreneurship by offering investors the opportunity to Do Well by Doing Good. We recruit women-led technology and tech-enabled companies, and use our national network to drive business after our investments. We’re excited to advance the next generation of inspiring leaders as we continue to build a community that supports women entrepreneurs.

Kathryn Cartini, Partner | Chloe Capital
Kathryn Cartini, Partner | Chloe Capital

Board of Directors

majora carter

Majora Carter
Founder, CEO – StartUp Box #QA
CEO – Majora Carter Group
Founder – Sustainable South Bronx

sumi krishnan

Sumi Krishnan
President & CEO, K4 Solutions
Success Coach
Patent Expert

cheryl contee

Cheryl Contee
CEO – Fission Strategy
Co-Founder – at Blackbaud
VP – Fleishman Hillard

pam silverstein

Pam Silverstein
Entrepreneur since 1976
Mentor/Board Member – Anabel’s Grocery
Mentor – McGovern Center EIR – LCL, Cornell

heather hiles

Heather Hiles
Deputy Director, Solutions for Postsecondary Success
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Founder, CEO – Pathbrite, Acquired by Cengage

Jean Kase - Board Member - Chloe Capital

Jean Kase
Executive Director – The Entrepreneurs Network
VP – Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Government Contracting Specialist


nasir ali

Nasir Ali
Cofounder – Upstate Venture Connect
Investor – Seed Capital Fund of CNY
General Partner – StartFast Accelerator

dick frederick

Dick Frederick
Founder, Director – Eastern NY Angels
Board Member – NEXUS-NY, UVANY
Board of Directors – Vital Vio, Glauconix

martin babinec

Martin Babinec
Founder – TriNet
Venture Catalyst – UpVentures
Founder – Upstate Venture Connect

carlos gutierrez jr

Carlos Gutierrez, Jr.
CEO – Highline Point Group, LLC
Managing Director – Golden Seeds
Mentor – Latino Business Action Network

marta michelle colon

Marta Michelle Colon
CEO – Buena Gente
Cofounder – Access Latina
Presidential Leadership Scholar

marnie lavigne

Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D.
President, CEO – Launch NY
Investor, Buffalo Angels
Former Leader, Center of Excellence @ UB

karen drexler

Karen Drexler
CEO – Sandstone Diagnostics
Board Member – Astia Angels
Director – ResMed

yvette pasqua

Yvette Pasqua
Chief Technology Officer – Meetup
(Acquired by WeWork)
EVP – Tinypass

katie frankel

Katie Frankel Weiss
Director of Networks – R/GA Ventures
Director of Community – ff Venture Capital
Co-Founder – The Trifecta Platform

chuck stormon

Chuck Stormon
CEO – Acumen Detection
Founder, CEO – RushTera
General Partner – StartFast Accelerator

Steven Freidmutter - Advisor | Chloe Capital

Steven Freidmutter
Investor – Chloe Capital; Astia Angels
Advisory Board Member – SXSWedu
Visiting Entrepreneur – Cornell

“If minorities started and owned businesses at the same rate as non-minorities do, the United States would have more than 1 million additional employer businesses and approximately an extra 9.5 million jobs in the economy.”

Kauffman Foundation | State of Entrepreneurship Report 2017