Monique Woodard is a venture capital investor at the intersection of technology and newly powerful consumer groups. She has invested in startup ecosystems across the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Her investments as Venture Partner at 500 Startups (a venture capital firm with +$350M AUM) and an angel investor include Blavity, UrbanLogiq, Mented Cosmetics, Silvernest, and many others. Today, Monique invests in the future of technology being driven by major demographic trends like the shift to majority-minority, an increase in the spending power of women, and an aging Baby Boomer population. She invests in companies with global ambitions who are creating technology products that meet the needs of tomorrow’s internet users. Monique is also the co-founder of Black Founders—a organization with a mission to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in tech.