Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Golden Seeds Info Session

December 03, 2018
Rob Delman
Columbia University - The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive Room 425
New York,NY
About Golden Seeds
A discerning group of investors, seeking and funding high-potential, women-led businesses. It is well documented: Women are starting businesses at record levels, with the ideas, skills and talents to build great companies. But like all early-stage entrepreneurs, they need capital to fuel their growth. Golden Seeds, one of the nation’s largest and most active investment groups, focuses squarely on this high-potential segment.
Our investment thesis rests on the extensive research that concludes that gender diverse teams produce better return on equity. By seeking companies where women hold leadership positions and own substantial equity, we are funding companies that are likely to have diverse perspectives that will contribute to ultimate success.
Since 2005, Golden Seeds' members - today over 280 strong - along with its venture funds, have invested over $100 million in nearly 150 women-led enterprises. Golden Seeds has active chapters in New York City, Boston, Silicon Valley, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston – and active members throughout the country.
About the Speaker
Rob Delman is Managing Director of Golden Seeds, where he manages the organization’s Office Hours program.   In addition, he is a lead instructor for the Golden Seeds Knowledge Institute.  Rob serves as an advisor to the Startup Lab and The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia University where he has co-taught the MBA-level classes.   He has extensive experience as an investor in early-stage companies.   Previously, Rob was a principal and President of Delco International Ltd., a successful manufacturing and distribution company of tableware products for the food service and transportation industries. Rob holds a BS in Marketing from Syracuse University and an MBA from Columbia University.