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Kara Nortman
Managing Partner
Kara Nortman
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Kara Nortman
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Kara is Managing Partner of Monarch Collective, the first investment platform exclusively dedicated to investing in women's sports. Kara is a co-founder of Angel City Football Club, which has quickly risen to become the most valuable women's soccer team in the world. Prior to Monarch, Kara was a Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures, where she worked for eight years. Before joining Upfront, Kara spent close to seven years at IAC where she co-headed the M&A group and later served in operating capacities as the SVP and General Manager of Urbanspoon and Citysearch. She served on the board of IAC's mobile technology incubator (Hatch Labs), where she incubated Tinder in their seed round. Earlier in her career Kara worked at Battery Ventures, Microsoft and Morgan Stanley. Kara is also a founding member of All Raise, a VC-led Nonprofit dedicated to increased diversity in funders and founders, and she advised the Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association during their pay equity fight. Kara earned an AB in Politics from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University. Kara resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters.
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Jasmine Robinson
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Jasmine Robinson
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Jasmine Robinson
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Jasmine is a Managing Partner at Monarch Collective, a fund investing in women's sports teams, leagues, and rights. Prior to Monarch, Jasmine was a Partner at Causeway, a growth stage fund investing in sports, media, gaming and fitness. While at Causeway, Jasmine partnered with companies including Tracksmith, Niantic, Volley, FloSports, and QuintEvents. Prior to Causeway, Jasmine held investing and strategy roles at the San Francisco 49ers, Bain & Company, and The Raine Group. Jasmine received her BA from Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and her MBA from Stanford University where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
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Christine Jiang
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Christine Jiang
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Christine Jiang
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Christine is an Investor at Monarch Collective, an investment platform dedicated to accelerating equity in global sport. Previously, Christine was Director of Media at Major League Soccer where she supported all aspects of MLS's landmark partnership with Apple TV in her role as lead project manager for broadcast production and content. Prior to that, she worked on MLS's League Growth & Operations team where she focused on league expansion via new teams, stadiums, and properties, including the launch of MLS NEXT Pro, MLS's professional development league. Before MLS, Christine held strategy roles at the Premier Lacrosse League, the Philadelphia 76ers/HBSE, and Bain & Company. Christine received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BS from MIT, where she was a member of the varsity women's lacrosse team. Originally from Michigan, she now resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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Introducing Monarch Collective - Our Why

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Announcing Monarch's Boston Investment

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For Limited Partners

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Caleb Williams Invests

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$150 Million Womens Sports Fund Closes

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Jobs

7/11/2024

Monarch

Monarch Collective

Finance Lead

Remote
Part-time

Overview:

Monarch Collective is a $150M investment fund focused on investing in women's sports teams, leagues, and rights. Our mission is to build women's sports institutions as modern communities, with the belief that we can learn from sports best practices while building electrifying experiences that feel different and representative of this time in history.

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