E003: Vera Schroeder: Safar Partners
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Vera Schroeder is an early stage tech investor at Safar Partners. As an associate at Safar, Vera evaluates and mentors entrepreneurs, conducts diligence, and supports portfolio companies. In addition to her work at Safar, Vera is an officer at MIT's Social Entrepreneurship Alumni Group and mentor with the Junior Achievement of Northern New England. She also mentors MIT and Harvard students interested in entrepreneurship and acts as a judge and panelist for local startup and VC events. Vera earned a PhD in chemistry from MIT specializing in nanoscience and materials science.
Safar Partners is a seed- to growth-stage venture fund investing primarily in technology companies out of MIT, Harvard, and the University of Rochester. Safar invests in platform technologies in the cleantech and advanced materials, AI/IT and robotics, and life science/medical device areas. Safar’s Managing Partners, have been investing together in technology startups since 2013. To date, Safar has invested in 20 portfolio companies. https://safar.partners/