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Christine Herron

Christine is an early-stage investor and diversity advocate. She is a founding advisor to both 500 Startups and StartX, and currently co-leads Intel Capital’s Diversity Fund. Previously, Christine was an investor with seed stage venture fund First Round Capital, and mission-based fund Omidyar Network. She started her investing with Geocapital Partners, where she led first money into early Internet and network infrastructure businesses including Netcom (IPO: NETC) and AXON Networks (ACQ: 3COM.) Christine was also a founder or early employee at GiftWorks (ACQ: FrontStream), Mercury2, and NetObjects (IPO: NETC), across which organizations she repeatedly led products from whiteboard to ship to closed sales.