ABOUT ROGUE WOMEN’S FUND

A Rogue Venture Partners fund investing in the best women-led startups across the US.

Women-led

We invest in women-led companies, who forge new paths and make possible, the impossible.

Disruption

We’re inspired by entrepreneurs that reject the status quo, and who are driven by market traction. We value ingenuity, insight and intelligence.

Focus & Discipline

Going from startup to a successful exit takes dedication, engagement, and clear expectations. We accelerate success with resources, values and vision.

90%
of all VC’s are men.
97%
of all VC dollars go to male founders.
86%
of all start-ups funded by VC’s have only men on their team.
Financial Impact

Women led companies have 63% higher returns and achieve 56% better operating results.

Women led start-ups are 500% more likely to be a billion dollar companycompared to businesses that are male led.

Community Impact

Women hire more diverse teams, more equally distributing resources across our communities.

Women invest up to 90% of their income back into their families and communities.

*Updated as of January 2020

Caroline Lewis

Caroline identifies all new investment opportunities for Rogue and leverages her previous experience to assist portfolio companies with growth. In addition, she is the Managing Partner of Rogue Women, a Rogue fund investing in early seed stage women-led companies.

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Caroline is a Kauffman Fellow, Class 24 and serves on the boards of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Young Entrepreneurs Business Week. Prior to Rogue, Caroline was Senior Director in Strategy and Operations for Global Design, Product, and Merchandising at Nike where she managed a portfolio of strategic programs focused on consumer experience, digitization, and big data. Prior to being recruited to work for Nike, Caroline was a management consultant for Propeller and Hitachi Consulting, working with Fortune 100 companies on enterprise technology implementations and organizational restructuring. Her love for start-ups comes from her early career experience as a founder for an e-commerce business and as a leader at a consumer health product company.

Caroline graduated as a Division 1 Field Hockey player with an MS in Psychology from Davidson College, in Davidson, North Carolina. She then received an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship from Portland State University.

Boards/Community Involvement

Awards/Recognition

  • Oregon Angels Finalist – 2011

Education & Experience

  • Master of Business Administration, Portland State University 
  • MS – Psychology, Davidson College

Adam Stoll

Adam is a Partner at Rogue Venture Partners where he joined in 2015.

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Prior to Rogue, Adam was CFO of Smart Choice MRI, a growth focused privately held healthcare services company based in Milwaukee, WI.  In that position, Adam oversaw all financial operations and focused on overarching financial strategy and planning.  Prior to his role at Smart Choice, Adam was a Global Program Manager for Exit Games, a German based, venture capital backed technology company.

Adam graduated with a BA in International Comparative Policy Studies and Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He then received an MBA with honors from the Graduate School of Management at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Adam is a fluent Spanish and Catalan speaker and loves to garden and be in the mountains whenever possible.

Boards/Community Involvement

  • PeppNation Sports Leadership Camps – Past Board Member
  • Streem – Past Board Member
  • Rigado – Board Observer
  • The Dyrt – Board Observer
  • Lensabl – Board Observer
  • IOTAS – Board Observer

Awards/Recognition

  • TR Martin Award for Excellence in Graduate Education – 2012
  • Healthcare Heroes Award – 2009

Education & Experience

  • Master of Business Administration, Marquette University – 2012
  • BA – International Comparative Policy Studies, Reed College – 2005
Tom Sperry

Tom Sperry

Mr. Tom Sperry is a co-founder and the Managing Director of Rogue Venture Partners.

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Prior to Rogue, he was the CEO of Exit Games Inc. Exit Games is a venture backed technology company with a focus on the video game industry. Prior to Exit Games he was the CEO of the venture backed company Blade3D headquartered in Shanghai, China. Prior to his role at Blade3D, held senior management positions with HNC Software and Looking Glass Studios. Tom began his career at Microsoft Corporation, where he was a founding member of the Games Division.

Boards/Community Involvement

  • Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2020
  • Sourced – Board Member
  • Megh Computing – Board Member
  • Lensabl – Board Member
  • Crowdsmart – Board Member
  • AppThwack — Past Board Member
  • Athletepath — Past Board Member
  • On The Go Platforms — Past Board Member
  • Tellagence — Past Board Member
  • Vadio — Past Board Member
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry — Board Member
  • Portland Evergreen chapter of Young Presidents Organization — Member
  • NemaMetrix – Board Observer
  • The Dyrt – Board Observer
  • Rigado – Board Observer
  • Streem – Past Board Observer

Education & Experience

  • M.B.A. – The Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
  • International Executive M.B.A. Program located in Hong Kong – 2002-2004
  • Harvard Business School Private Equity/Venture Capital – 2016
  • Harvard Business School OPM – 2018

Rick Miller (Karl R. Miller, Jr.)

Co-founder Rogue Venture Partners

Chairman Avamere

John Stirek

Co-founder Rogue Venture Partners

President Trammel Crow

We are connected with regional and national partners to help mentor and support female entrepreneurs.

Rogue has developed deeply entrenched partnerships with accelerators, incubators, investors, and universities augmenting a strong seed and early stage deal flow specific to female entrepreneurs.

Rogue Portfolio

For more information, visit www.roguevp.com

Krowdsourced

Enabling commercial architects, designers, owners and contractors to efficiently find materials and solutions for their projects through our streamlined product and manufacturer’s sales rep resources. For more information, visit www.tothesource.com

AllVoices

A platform offering employees an encrypted and anonymous way to report issues directly to company leaders allowing businesses to manage issues transparently and effectively, creating safer more inclusive companies. For more information, visit www.allvoices.co

In partnership with Venture Fuel, Rogue Women hosts invite only events around the country: bringing together corporate executives, startup founders, and investors that are writing their own rules. To create an elite networking opportunity, a place for peer-to-peer exploration, a showcase for what is possible and a forum for meaningful relationships that can accelerate growth for all involved.

We feature female founders that are going into sectors that haven’t been defined yet, that dream “crazy” and are making the impossible, possible.

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Join us in being Fiercely Female, Always Rogue

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