From the Tennis Court to Investing in Diversity

Having “evolved” away from the sport to focus on family and her career as a venture capitalist, American tennis player Serena Williams, who was the first to dominate the game of women’s tennis with her style, and holds the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles won by a woman or man in the open era, made her retirement announcement in the most recent issue of Vogue magazine. Williams told The New York Times that she started her own firm, Serena Ventures, in 2014 and secured an initial fund of $111 million this year to invest in “founders with diverse points of view.” Click the button below to read more about Serena and her shift to venture capital.


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