Jeanne M. Sullivan â€“ Advisor, Investor, Speaker is passionate about delivering ideas â€“ information â€“ and inspiration to entrepreneurs and is a fierce advocate and for the legalization of the Cannabis industry. Jeanne is a co-founder of StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm in NYC and long- time tech investor.
Ms. Sullivan is a sought-after industry speaker on the subject of â€œhow to get the wallet out of investors' pocket.â€
Jeanne serves on the board of the New York Venture Capital Association; is a member of the Women's Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School and is an Athena Entrepreneur Fellow for Barnard College. She also serves as advisor for many women-focused organizations that work to â€œfund and fuelâ€ women entrepreneurs and is on the Global Board of Trustees of Astia, an organization that funds high-growth women entrepreneurs. She is active as an investor member of The Arcview Group and advises entrepreneurs building cannabis businesses. She was honored as an Outstanding Member of Arcview at the 2017 Los Angeles event and delivered one of the keynotes from the main stage at the MJ Biz Conference, November 2017.
Forbes cited Sullivan as â€œone of the women VCs changing the world â€“ grooming the next generation of female entrepreneursâ€. The New York Angels organization honored Jeanne as the OPEL award winner â€“ Outstanding Professionals for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The New York Hall of Science honored Jeanne for her work inspiring girls and women in science, technology (STEM) sectors. Jeanne also serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York Hall of Science â€“ a museum that introduces people of all ages to STEM learning with hands-on exhibitions.