Category
MENTOR

Chenoa Farnsworth

Managing Partner at Blue Startups

 

Overview

Farnsworth is the managing partner of Blue Startups, a top 20 U.S. Accelerator (Techcrunch), located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She also manages the Hawaii Angels investment network, which has invested over $40 million in startup companies.  In 2006, she co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawai‘i-based venture capital firm that invested $50 million into Hawai‘i-based technology start-ups. Prior to that she provided strategy development and business planning consultation for start-up companies and high-growth businesses through her company Farnsworth Consulting. Farnsworth has served the community as chair of the Women’s Fund of Hawaii, director of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii, director of the Impact HUB Honolulu, and judge and coach for the University of Hawai‘i business plan competition. Farnsworth earned a BA in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an executive MBA from the University of Hawaii.

She has been mentoring on Building a Startup Ecosystem, Fundraising Strategies and Deal Structure, Lean Startup Methodology, Venture Capital and Angel Investing.

Expertise

Finance / Strategy / Startup / Investment / Venture Capital