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Erica Minnihan

Founder & General Partner @Reign Ventures

Erica Duignan Minnihan is Founder and General Partner at Reign Ventures, a Seed Stage Venture fund that invests in consumer tech and software startups with underrepresented founders.

Erica has been an active investor in and advisor to early-stage companies for over 15 years. Before launching Reign, she was Founding Partner of 1000 Angels, Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures and Executive Director at both STAR Angel Network and Golden Seeds. Prior to beginning a career in venture, she practiced Investment Banking at Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Cantor Fitzgerald.

Erica earned her BA in Business Economics from UCLA and an MBA in Finance with honors from Columbia Business School. She has also made regular appearances on MSNBC and CNBC on “App Wars”, “Your Business” and “Crowd Rules” as a startup investor. She is a mother of three and lives with her family in New York City.