Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

These are opt-in groups for Fellows who are interested in a particular topic / sector to get together and learn with one another and build connections with others in the network who are similarly interested in the space. 

We are working with SIG Leaders to finalize the exact dates and topics for each session, but below you are able to explore the group descriptions, Fellows who lead the SIG, and tentative dates. In return, we ask that you use the form at the bottom of the page to indicate which SIG you are interested in attending so we can get a sense of how many anticipate being able to attend. 

You are only able to attend one SIG, and we will not be recording the sessions. 

Women's Group SIG

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 at 7:40 - 9:00am PST [Confirmed]

January 5th's SIG Group is focused on MONEY

We are focused on getting you answers to questions about money and holding a safe space to discuss what is sometimes a "taboo" topic.

Please complete this formal RSVP form responding with questions or scenarios you have around money. Sample topics - negotiating for the "right" compensation, how to negotiate/fund your GP commit, planning following a windfall event, negotiating the economics as you exit your firm.

We will keep questions/scenarios anonymous if requested.



Estela Hernandez

CEO, Spinnov8


Impact Investing SIG

Thursday, February 3, 2022  at 7:45 - 9:00am PST [Confirmed]

We bring together  Fellows who are passionate about Impact investing across all sectors and/or would like to learn more about it. 

Past Topics: 

  •  LP & GP Impact Reporting State of the World: What's working and what's coming

  • Entrepreneur and Investor Perspective: Deep Dive into Impact Monitoring

  • Investing in Impact: The Family Office Perspective



John Duong

Founder, Kind Capital 


Sarah Burch

Managing Director, Rippleworks

Blockchain / Crypto SIG

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at 8:00 - 9:00am PST [Confirmed]

Whether you're investing in Blockchain or just interested in learning more about the space, this is the SIG for you

  • Crypto-Economics

  • NFT Panel and Q&A

  • Blockchain Startup Pitches



Jules Miller

Partner, Mindset Ventures


Jehan Chu

Co-Founder & Managing

Partner, Kinetic