CRV, beforehand identified as Charles River Ventures, has hired Anna Khan as its 10th general associate. Khan joins from Bessemer Enterprise Partners where she’s served as a vice president since 2016.
CRV invests across industries, with a portfolio that entails Rooster and Airtable,amongst others. The mission capital agency is in the intervening time investing out of its 17th fund, a $600 million automobile that closed in 2018.
Based in 1970, CRV is amongst the older VC companies. Whereas Khan isn’t the agency’s first female GP — Annie Kadavy, now a general associate at Redpoint Ventures, joined CRV as a GP in 2012 — she could perchance be the agency’s handiest fresh female GP.
In spite of, an increasing more than a few of companies tapping female expertise, lower than 10% of “determination-makers” at U.S. mission capital companies are female, consistent with Axios. Feminine founders, meanwhile, entice steady over 2% of mission capital dollars.
Khan joins CRV alongside one other novel rent, used Social Capital associate Kristin Baker Spohn. Both Khan and Spohn, a mission associate, will concentrate on CRV’s endeavor assert, where they’ll work with Airtable, Drift, Iterable, SignalFx and additional.
“As is veritably the case, we were equipped to every [Khan and Spohn] by friends of CRV, and from our earliest conversations knew they’d add an awfully good deal to the agency,” CRV general associate Murat Biceracknowledged in a allege. “Kristin brings an impressive depth of recordsdata in healthcare and a charisma that speaks to early entrepreneurs and seasoned executives alike, while Anna has an enormous determining of the SaaS world and an energy that has seen her assassinate so out of the ordinary in a somewhat short duration of time.”
Khan, an investor in ScaleFactor, NewVoiceMedia and Intercom, beforehand founded Inaugurate X, an accelerator that helps female entrepreneurs suggestions to carry capital for their companies.
Spohn’s been an active angel investor since leaving Social Capital. She exited the once excessive-flying mission capital fund closing 365 days following Social Capital co-founder Chamath Palihapitiya’s determination to no longer carry out of doorways capital.