51Labs VLog: Pioneer & One of the Most Powerful Women in Finance – Kelly Williams
Jordan Selleck, Founder, 51 Labs, interviewed PEWIN Founder and Co-CEO Kelly Williams
PE accelerator program for women-led funds
Formalized support, including: Panel of LPs & GPs for cold pitches
Feedback on fund structure
Toolkit (e.g., references, potential LPs, diligence questionnaires)
First two funds:
Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC, led by Suzanne Yoon
Prelude Growth Partners, co-founded by Neda Daneshzadeh
PINKLIGHT started by Kelly Williams, Founding Chair and Co-CEO of Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), the pre-eminent organization for senior-level women investment professionals in private equity.
LP insight –> Teacher Retirement System of Texas now has 12 female managers in their portfolio
Video –> Brendan McCarthy
51 Labs is a NY-based marketing agency focused on middle-market private equity, investment banking firms, lenders, and other service providers. Jordan Selleck (Founder) is a recovering banker turned serial entrepreneur. He also founded a non-profit helping Navy SEALs get jobs. His wife, Jing, supported the family for two years while having their first child and holding a demanding job in corporate law.