This VC Doesn’t Just Invest… She Connects (Recruit Rockstars 389)

In this overheated market, it’s become relatively easy to land a Venture Capital investor.
But finding one who adds real value post-investment remains tricky.
I found one.
Constance Freedman is Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures, an early stage investment fund which invests in technology companies in real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services.
Based in Chicago, she’s invested in over 90 companies including Better, Bento for Business, Hippo, Homesnap, Porch, and TaskEasy.
Equally notable is the network she’s built. She adds immense value to her portfolio companies by connecting them with the major players in their respective sectors.
Think of her as the Venture Connector.
No surprise, Constance has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including HousingWire’s Women of Influence, Crain’s Business 40 under 40, Crain’s Chicago Top Tech 50, 2019 Mavericks 50, and Inman’s Top 101 in Real Estate.
Along the way, she’s learned how to spot talent, how to land it, and when to make a change on your team. In this 20-minute conversation, she reveals her hard-fought lessons.

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