Originally from the small border town of Douglas, Arizona, Adrianna moved with her family to Buford, Georgia, at the age of sixteen. As a proud Mexican-American, sister, daughter, and Tia to three wonderful nieces, her family roots have always been close to her heart. Adrianna is a first-generation college graduate who had the privilege of attending the University of Georgia, where she majored in Finance. Furthering her academic pursuits, she earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is based in Brooklyn, NY, with her partner Vanya and their beloved pets—Nala, their dog, and Timothy & Chloe, their cats.
Adrianna Samaniego is an Investor at Female Founders Fund, the preeminent early-stage fund investing in female-founded technology companies across B2B, Consumer, Healthcare, and Fintech. Female Founders Fund has invested in some of the fastest-growing female-led start-ups including Zola, Billie, Co–Star, Eloquii, Maven Clinic, Rent the Runway, Peanut, Tala, WinkyLux, Arey, and more.
Prior to joining Female Founders Fund, she worked at JetBlue Ventures, Harlem Capital Partners, & New Media Ventures. Adrianna also spent eight years in tech, formerly as Co-founder & Co-CEO in Area 120 Google’s Startup Incubator. As the CEO & Co-founder of Emporium, she led a team to rapidly build and launch procurement software for Fortune 500 companies to procure from diverse-owned companies. Adrianna also formerly led and created Google's Global Supplier Diversity Program which created over $2B in opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses.
A passionate advocate for equity, access, and inclusion, Adrianna actively serves on various boards including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, formerly the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & Sponsor for Educational Opportunity. Adrianna is also a founder of the Latino Community Foundation LGBTQ+ Giving Circle. She's been recognized by Business Insider, Silicon Valley Latino, The Alumni Society, University of Georgia, & Google for her achievements. Adrianna Samaniego is a proud Mexican-American and was born and raised in the small border town of Douglas, Arizona. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Georgia.