What our clients say
We are deeply committed to equality and justice. We have a strong commitment to investing in diverse teams because those are the teams that win. Our portfolio speaks for itself. Across Excelestar’s entire portfolio, 50% of our companies are minority-led and 39% are female-led.
Tasneem previously worked in financial services on the sell-side at Lehman Brothers and at Matrix Partners. She also worked in Business Development at Care.com. As Founding Partner of Excelestar Ventures, notable investments of hers are Augmenix (acq. by Boston Scientific), nVision (acq. by Boston Scientific), Conformal Medical, Diesel Labs, Instylla and Altiostar Networks. She is also a Managing Partner of Golden Seeds. She remains heavily active in her investments and is actively deploying capital in Series A round and beyond. She also contributed an essay, “Women and the Workplace,” to the book, Passion & Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Business School.
Tasneem has always been excited to further women leadership and women in business. Throughout her career, Tasneem has thought about the female experience; starting from being a young, active member of the Women of Lehman Brothers, then leading as President of Wellesley College Alumnae Boston (Wellesley College’s largest alumnae organization), and now finally being a Managing Director of Golden Seeds. She is passionately and deliberately mentoring and searching for female-led companies. She believes that investing in women is the best way to bring more women into leadership roles.
If she is not working, Tasneem is with her three children and husband. She is often seen at ice skating rinks, soccer fields and speech tournaments. She also is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Pike School, a Member on Wellesley College’s President’s Advisory Council, an Ambassador for the Wellesley College Albright Institute, Charter Member of TiE Boston, member of Brigham and Women’s Cancer Research and Care Advisory Board, member of the Phillips Academy Andover Development Board, and Head of Women’s organization of her local mosque community.
Ibrahim is instrumental in managing foreign investments as well as ensuring that the firm’s operations are running smoothly. He is a very thoughtful contributor and adventurer at heart.
A Chicago native, Ibrahim has been a vital member of the team since the inception of the fund. He holds an instrumental role in managing foreign investments as well as ensuring that the firm’s operations are running smoothly. As a manager he is hardworking, meticulous and always forward-thinking. His ability to develop risk mitigation plans is superb. He is always a very thoughtful contributor and adventurer at heart. He is an active father and a true outdoorsman.
Who we are
At Excelestar Ventures, we strive to add value to businesses seeking to expand their presence in industry. We help our portfolio companies realize operational efficiencies to produce growth and sustainable profits from a long-term perspective.
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