Sarah Guo is joining the wave of women leaving venture capital to start their own funds.

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Sarah Guo is the latest woman to leave her position at a venture capital firm that plans to launch its own.

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On Tuesday, Guo announced Twitter as well as LinkedIn that she is stepping down as general partner of enterprise-focused Greylock Partners to continue investing in startups while working to create something new. Sources confirmed Axios that Guo plans to launch his own fund.

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Guo joined Greylock in 2013 as the firm’s first female partner and will now transition to a board partner role. In her ten years in multi-stage venture capital, she has invested in numerous startups, including medical technology Cleo, online metaverse startup portals, and meeting transcription software Reduct.Video. She is also a board director for Mystery and 0x Labs.

Guo did not respond to a request for comment.

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Goh becomes the latest woman to leave her position at a well-known venture capital firm and become an aspiring manager, amid a wave of women looking to start their own funds. It is important to note that women still make up only 14.3% of check-writing positions in the industry. data from the non-profit organization All Raise.

Just last week Sidney Thomas announced her retirement from Precursor Ventures, aimed at aspiring founders, six years after becoming the firm’s first employee. She wouldn’t go into too much detail about her new venture, but told TechCrunch that she hopes to invest in pre-stage companies before doubling down in the seed round.

In the past year, many of these aspiring female managers have also been successful in fundraising.

In May, Julie Wroblewski (formerly Pivotal Ventures) and Joanna Drake (formerly Core Ventures Group) closed their debut $52 million fund focused on the care economy. In March Catherine Hawn (formerly Andreessen Horowitz) raised $1.5 billion. for debut crypto fund Haun Ventures.

This latest group comes years after pioneers such as Eileen Lee, who launched Cowboy Ventures in 2012 after 12 years at Kleiner Perkins, and Mary Meeker, who left Kleiner Perkins in 2019 to launch BOND, led the way.




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