Announcing the SE Women Investor Directory

Monique Villa
2 min readMar 12, 2021

Bringing together a growing community of women investors based across the Southeastern U.S. (#BuildInSE)

Build In SE, The JumpFund & LaunchTN co-hosted the Second Annual Comfort Food & Conversation dinner for women investors and startup founders at Husk Nashville during the 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival in Nashville, TN (August 2019)

Together with my dear friends and collaborators here in the Southeast, specifically Allie Felix at Embarc Collective, Rebecca Danta at Miami Angels, and my colleague Colleen Flynn at Build In SE, I am thrilled to share the first-ever SE Women Investor Directory!

We set out to answer the question, ‘Who is living, working, and investing across the Southeast, and where?’ Our hope is to see this directory grow to include over 100 women investors across the Southeast, a number we believe is attainable given the growth we are seeing in all corners of the region.

To be added to our directory, send a quick email to and we will look forward to learning more about you and your work! For now, we are including only full-time institutional VCs with active AUM.

Colleen at Build In SE recently published a report on Women Who #BuildInSE covering both women-led startup funding activity and active investors across the Southeast. She created this map to help visualize data from this investor directory indicating where the most density of women investors exists as of March 2021:

We are working on special programming for 2021— both virtual and eventually in-person — to continue building community across the SE among women investors.

To get involved as a participant or sponsor, send one of us an email, and we will get back to you! ( | | |



Monique Villa

Startups | Experiments | Observations. Startup and community builder based in Nashville. Co-founder at Build In SE and EIR at Mucker.