As an angel investor, Terri has been disappointed in the lack of interest in female led start-ups that have come through Sand Hill Angels where she was an angel investor. The business strategies and the opportunities should be of interest but the female founders are often not taken seriously. This isn’t something that is unique to Sand Hill Angels and is a systemic problem which presents a massive financial and market opportunity.
Research shows that female led start-ups and companies are more profitable and provide greater ROI than their VC backed male counterparts and female founders tend to do more with less (largely because they don’t have the same access to capital).
Imagine what they can do with capital. Imagine the returns. Imagine the investment opportunities.
Why digital health and health technology? Having worked in and with technology in life sciences companies for the last 20+ years, Terri followed various trends in healthcare and medical technology, both domestically and globally. As technology continues to evolve and the financial pressures on healthcare become more demanding, we are seeing shifts in the regulatory landscape that are opening the opportunities for investment and growth. Patients are demanding greater control over their health and healthcare and data is becoming more ubiquitous creating the perfect storm for digital health and health technology.
The name, Class Bravo Ventures is a ‘tip of the hat’ to Terri’s love for all things aviation (she is a commercially rated helicopter pilot). Class B (Bravo) is the airspace around the busiest airports with the highest traffic areas including San Francisco (SFO) which is conveniently located adjacent to the Silicon Valley.
Terri invests directly into early stage women’s health startups (FemTech).