Deborah A. Farrington
Co-Founder & General Partner, Starvest
Deborah Farrington is a significant force in the world of venture capital. In 1998, Farrington, along with two other women, including Jeanne Sullivan, founded StarVest Partners, L.P., a venture capital firm that invests in technology-enabled business services companies with a focus on software-as-a-service, e-commerce and Internet marketing.
Farrington sits on the boards of several companies, including Fieldglass, which was acquired by Madison Dearborn, and Insurance.com, bought by QuinStreet. These investments and subsequent exits were no modest feat, earning her the informal title, “Queen Midas,” after being featured as the highest-ranking female venture capitalist on Forbes’ Midas List in 2011. She is also the lead director and chairman of the Compensation Committee at NetSuite Inc, and a board member and chairman of the Compensation Committee at Collectors Universe.
Selected Investments/Boards: Take the Interview, PivotLink, Xignite, Fieldglass, RAMP Holdings, Insurance.com
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