“We need to listen more and figure out effective ways to invest in women.” with Navin Goyal and Tyler Gallagher
August 15th, 2019 | Thrive Global
We need to listen more and figure out effective ways to invest in women. One way to identify women-owned businesses to fund is to partner with women working in the VC sector itself. This course of action has multiple benefits: We’re supporting women with and in venture capital.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Navin Goyal; managing partner and co-founder of LOUD Capital. Navin Goyal is an anesthesiologist who has been practicing for more than ten years in both hospital and ambulatory care settings. He is a co-founder of SmileMD, a mobile anesthesia company that is widening access to care and providing cost efficiencies across dental practices. Stemming in part from his expertise as an entrepreneur, he set off and became a co-founder of LOUD Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-headquartered venture capital firm with eight offices around the world and the US, including in Chicago. LOUD positions itself to be an entry into the venture capital community for both investors and entrepreneurs, primarily working with early-stage companies. LOUD also works to provide value to later-stage investors by mitigating risk with early-stage investments and portfolio management. Nearly half of LOUD’s portfolio companies are either women or minority-owned.