Nisa is a Managing Partner at A100x Ventures and an Advisor to Dragonfly Capital, where she invests in early stage Blockchain/Crypto/NFT companies with special attention to social impact and diversity. She has been investing in blockchain since 2016 and she was previously at Scout Ventures where she focused on technology investments.
Prior to investing, she spent many years in business development and strategy at Time Warner and NBC Universal and parlayed that experience into a media presence as former host of FintechTV, and as a Forbes columnist.
She holds a business degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and practiced securities law at Anderson Kill. She is currently FINRA licensed.
Nisa serves on several boards, including Wharton Entrepreneurship, Global Digital Assets and Crypto Association, Girls Who Invest and Nightfood (NGTF). She has been honored by Business Insider’s Women VC’s to Watch, a 2021 systematic leader in asset management, a top 100 Women in Fintech, and one of the top 50 global Blockchain thinkers.
Where do you source investment opportunities?
I see opportunities from other entrepreneurs and VCs in my network, as well as through Wharton’s accelerator. I also receive a lot of inbound investment requests because people see me on TV or find me because of articles I’ve written about crypto for Forbes.
When/at what stage do you look to invest?
At A100X, we invest at pre seed to Series A as we believe that there is more opportunity in that stage for higher returns.
What types of investments do you make? What sectors or areas of interest?
We invest in blockchain enabled businesses they are solving real problems or have some social impact. These include healthcare, climate, supply chains, legal, title, identity, NFTs, gaming and tokenized assets.
How are you “changing the room”?
We seek to invest in diverse founders. In addition, we have a program that allows accredited women and minorities to invest in the fund at 1/10th of the normal minimum, so for $10,000 someone can access the market for a smaller amount and get the benefit of participating.
Where have you found success?
We have made investments in six unicorns and have had two exits in blockchain and crypto over the past several years.