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Erica Duignan Minnihan

Reign Ventures

Erica Duignan Minnihan is a Founder and General Partner at Reign Ventures, a Seed Stage Venture fund that invests in consumer tech and enterprise software startups with underrepresented founders.

Erica has been an active investor in and advisor to early-stage companies for over 15 years. Before launching Reign Ventures, she was Founding Partner of 1000 Angels, Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures and Executive Director at both STAR Angel Network and Golden Seeds. Prior to beginning a career in venture capital, she practiced Investment Banking at Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Cantor Fitzgerald.

Erica is very active in venture capital education. She co-founded, designed the curriculum, and co-taught the "Venture Investing for Professional Athletes" program for Columbia Business School. Erica also teaches the "Term Sheets" course for the Angel Capital Association of America.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Erica earned her BA in Business Economics from UCLA and an MBA in Finance with honors from Columbia Business School. She has also made regular appearances on MSNBC and CNBC on “App Wars”, "Your Business" and "Crowd Rules" as a startup investor. She is a mother of three and lives with her family in New York City. Her hobbies include Barry's Bootcamp and the Sunday NYT Crossword.