Leah Fessler

Senior Investment Associate

Leah is a Senior Investment Associate at NextView Ventures based in its New York office. Her career spans many industries and functions, from working as journalist to operating at early-stage startups, angel inventing, and hedge fund management. Leah has a penchant for community businesses, social innovation, media, and intersectional feminism.

Most recently before joining NextView, she led editorial and brand voice at Chief, the private network for executive women. Prior to Chief, Leah was a staff reporter at Quartz, focusing on gender, technology, and the future of work. 

Leah previously worked as a venture investor at Slow Ventures, and is particularly devoted to advising startups led by female and BIPOC founders. She began her career in management at Bridgewater Associates, and has received notoriety for her writing on sexual and romantic relationships. 

Beyond Quartz, Leah is published in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forge, Supermaker, and more. She was honored as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech as well as one of Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media. Leah studied literature and creative writing at Middlebury College, where she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their pug, Chester.

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Leah Fessler
Senior Investment Associate

Leah is a Senior Investment Associate at NextView Ventures based in its New York office. Her career spans many industries and functions, from working as journalist to operating at early-stage startups, angel inventing, and hedge fund management. Leah has a […]

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