May 20, 2021

Episode 12 - Building Community And Raising A First Fund All Online with Paige Doherty

Episode 12 - Building Community And Raising A First Fund All Online with Paige Doherty

👋 Hey!  Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast - uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness with Rachel (@rachmast), Austin and JJ (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team.

We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with Paige Doherty (@paigefinnn). As always, if you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at!

Episode Chapters:

  1. Introduction — 0:00
  2. The Intersection of Arts and Technology - Paige's Origin Story — 1:18
  3. Learning in Public — 4:56
  4. Seed to Harvest, a Children's Book (for Adults) about VC — 7:53
  5. It's A Two-Sided Business — 12:17
  6. Introducing Behind Genius Ventures — 17:04
  7. New Year, New Pathways and Delirious Optimism — 24:37
  8. 1000 First-Angel Checks, 500 Syndicates and 100 New Managers, Paige's 10-Year Vision— 38:24




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Paige Doherty

Cofounder at Behind Genius Ventures

Paige is a cofounder and GP at Behind Genius Ventures, an early stage fund investing in product led growth companies. She's also writing an illustrated children's book for adults on how venture capital works. She's currently a Developer Success Engineer at WorkOS and the coach of SDSU's undergrad & grad venture capital teams.

Previously, she spent time at TVC Capital, a B2B software-focused growth equity firm, investing in strong teams with mission-critical solutions. Before that, she served as chief of staff at a stealth ecommerce startup, spent three years at Northrop Grumman in systems testing/product management, tutored SDSU students in calculus, and developed web & social content for various businesses.

She graduated from SDSU as a Lavin Entrepreneurship Fellow with a Bachelors in Computer Science.