The Golden Seeds Funds provide increased capital to entrepreneurs and expanded investor participation in this investment sector.

Golden Seeds current venture funds invest in early stage growth companies  consistent with the mission of Golden Seeds. Although independently managed, the funds may invest in parallel with Golden Seeds angels. 

All entrepreneurs seeking funding from Golden Seeds must apply here.

Our current funds include:

Golden Seeds Fund LP  is a vintage 2008 fund, with investments in 15 companies. It is closed to new investments.  

Golden Seeds Fund 2 LP is a vintage 2011 fund currently invested in 27 Companies.

Innovate New York LP Fund  is a vintage 2012 fund that invests in New York-domiciled companies.

Venture Fund Team
The Managing Partners of the Golden Seeds Funds are deeply experienced in investment management, financial analysis, investment banking, entrepreneurship and operations.    Bringing outstanding skills and a deep conviction to the work of our firm, they are all active members of the Golden Seeds angel network. They are:


Jo Ann Corkran
General Partner 
Jo Ann Corkran, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds Fund 2, has been a lead investor on multiple transactions at Golden Seeds including life sciences and technology deals.  Read More



Jim Estill
Jim Estill started his company, EMJ Data Systems, from the trunk of his car after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Systems Design Engineering. Read More



Nada Jain
Nada Jain, Ph.D., J.D., is Managing Partner, Golden Seeds Fund2 LP, where she is responsible for the life sciences sector. Dr. Jain has been a lead investor on multiple transactions ...  Read More



Stephanie Newby
Stephanie Newby (formerly Hanbury-Brown) is the CEO of Crimson Hexagon, a big data social media analytics firm based in Boston. She is also the founder of Golden Seeds.  Read More



Tim O'Neill
Tim O’Neill is an investor in early stage companies, with investments principally in the technology, life sciences, media and consumer fields. Since joining Golden Seeds in 2008, he has been ...  Learn More



Kathryn Swintek
Kathryn Swintek, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds Fund 2 LP, is also the Co-Head of the Consumer Group for Golden Seeds.  Learn More



Peggy Wallace
Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner of the Golden Seeds Fund LP, is also the Portfolio Manager for Golden Seeds.  Learn More



Joan Zief
Joan Zief is an active investor in early stage high growth companies and has been leading deals for Golden Seeds since 2008. Prior to 2008, Joan was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs.  Learn More



Lynn Polakoff Baine — Investor Relations
Lynn Polakoff Baine, Managing Director, Golden Seeds, is responsible for both investor relations for the Golden Seeds ...  Learn More


For up-to-date information on our venture funds, contact Lynn Polakoff Baine at