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We are a venture collective backing the next generation of changemakers


Seneca VC is a team of entrepreneurs -- Melissa Moore, Eric Ries, Shirley Schoenfeld, and Janice Fraser -- supported by a network of successful operators and experts called the “Collective.” In short, a venture fund for builders, by builders.

We help you get from zero to one and beyond. Our founders get more than pre-seed or seed stage capital — they get access to one-on-one support from our Collective and learn how to build long term value using the Lean Startup methodology.

We invest globally, with an eye for established and non-obvious pools of talent. We look for persistence, resilience, and diversity in thought and composition. If you believe in our values, reach out to us.

Seneca VC is named after the the first women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848.