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Investing in diverse early stage teams with head of Launch with GS Jemma Wolfe

  • Launch with GS is Goldman Sachs' initiative to invest in early stage companies.
  • The program's latest cohort is focused on investing in Black and Latinx founders.
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Investing in diverse early stage teams with head of Launch with GS Jemma Wolfe

Todays’s guest on the podcast is Jemma Wolfe. She’s the head of Launch with GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million investment strategy in funding early stage companies built by diverse teams. Through Launch With GS, Goldman is trying to increase access to capital and facilitate connections for women, Black, Latinx and other diverse entrepreneurs and investors. Since its inception in June 2018, Launch With GS has deployed more than $230 million globally across businesses with diverse leadership.

Joining Jemma is Jean Brownhill, founder and CEO of Sweeten, a home renovation marketplace and a participant in Launch with GS’ new Black and Latinx cohort.

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Why Goldman Sachs started this initiative

Jemma Wolfe, Goldman Sachs: Launch with GS is Goldman Sachs’ investment strategy anchored in our belief that diverse teams ultimately outperform. It’s a for-profit, returned-oriented initiative focused on investing capital in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership teams.


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