Theresia Gouw launched Acrew Capital, an early stage venture capital firm focusing on software and security technology, in late 2019. In 2014 she cofounded venture capital firm Aspect Ventures with Jennifer Fonstad; in 2019 the two women parted ways. Gouw earned her stripes in the VC world at Accel, where she spent 15 years and was the firm’s first female partner. Successful investments she led while at Accel included bets on real estate site Trulia and cybersecurity firm Imperva. Melinda Gates has been a backer of both Aspect Ventures and Acrew Capital. She is vice chair of education nonprofit DonorsChoose and a board member at ONE, a nonprofit focused on ending poverty.
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