Sutian Dong Partner, Female Founders Fund

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I am a Partner at Female Founders Fund, an early-stage investor of technology companies founded by women. Founded in 2014, the fund has built the most recognized brand focused on leading female-run opportunities in internet and software startups.

We are investors in industry-leading companies like WayUp, Primary Kids, Rockets of Awesome, Maven, Thrive Global, ELOQUII, Tala, Zola, Rent the Runway, and more. We invest broadly across internet and technology, in sectors We invest in areas where women-led startups have incredible impact: e-commerce, web-enabled products and services, marketplaces, and platforms.

Most recently, I was an investor at FirstMark Capital, a leading early stage venture fund in New York City. While I was there, FirstMark invested in companies like Pinterest, Riot Games (acq. Tencent), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), InVision, NewsCred, Knewton, and Tapad (acq. Telenor).

Prior to that, I was the Director of Marketing at Norisol Ferrari, a womenswear couture line based in New York City.

I am a graduate of NYU Stern School of Business and a native Texan.

Female Founders Fund
May 2017 - Present (6 years 11 months)