Caroline Cummings, Venture Associate
Caroline is a serial entrepreneur. She’s been the CEO and Co-Founder of two technology companies founded in Eugene, Oregon. She’s raised close to $1M in angel capital for her own ventures and has coached other entrepreneurs on how to raise capital. She’s experienced both startup failures and successes and thinks life’s greatest lessons come from a willingness to fail and a desire to step outside of your comfort zone.
Caroline is also the Venture Catalyst for Oregon RAIN (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network) where she helps entrepreneurs in Oregon get connected to the resources they need to start and scale their venture in Oregon. She connects entrepreneurs to mentors, capital, talent and sales and marketing resources.
Her biggest passion is defending the underdog and spends her free time mentoring at-risk youth and young women new to the business world. She is also part of a task force to help eradicate sex trafficking in Oregon.
One of her favorite experiences was serving as a volunteer for Mercy Corps. In Mar 2014 she traveled to Cairo, Egypt during social unrest to deliver workshops to entrepreneurs and angel investors.
Caroline in on the Advisory Board for Heritage Laboratories