Monique Villa is the Managing Director of ModernCapital. Previously, Monique worked with Core Innovation Capital, the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, Velos Partners, and began her career in startups as an intern with TOMS (fka TOMS Shoes).
"I’m proud to announce ModernCapital, a new collective of creative thinkers shaping the modern economy. Together with a first cohort of Venture Fellows, advisors, and a partnership with Launch Tennessee, ModernCapital is dedicated to making venture capital more accessible to founders across the Southeastern United States. We believe the Southeast is a region to watch for startup activity as venture capital becomes increasingly geographically distributed, hyper-personalized, and driven by tech.
As our community continues to grow, our mission to make venture capital more accessible and inclusive will take several forms. This includes:
- Cross-regional collaboration with top venture firms: We leverage a growing expert capital network from across the U.S. to back founders building our collective future from the Southeast.
- Career development of future investors from underrepresented backgrounds: We are highly motivated to bring new diversity initiatives spearheaded in Silicon Valley to the Southeast.
- #BuildInSE: As the Southeast region’s startup activity grows, we are dedicated to creating opportunities for connectivity within the region.
If you are building a company in the Southeast, or are an investor interested in this region, say hello: mv [at] moderncapital [dot] com"