Jennifer Richard is a principal at IrishAngels, where she spends her time sourcing and evaluating strategic investments for the network. Prior to IrishAngels, Jen was at Cross Culture Ventures, an early-stage consumer-focused venture fund out of Los Angeles. There, she spent her time sourcing and executing deals, leading diligence, and representing the fund at global events. Before beginning her career in venture, Jen was a founding member of three venture-backed startups and saw two of them through successful acquisitions. She has been responsible for building e-commerce platforms from the ground up and has scaled online commerce to reach over 30 countries worldwide. Her expertise revolves around technical product management, global supply chain, and (most importantly) a deep understanding of customers across a variety of verticals and geographies. She earned a BA from Emory University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She is based out of her hometown of Los Angeles.