Trish Costello is CEO of Portfolia, a global entrepreneurial investing platform designed for women, and Managing Director of Portfolia Funds. Portfolia packages 6-9 entrepreneurial companies annually in funds in focus areas, such as Enterprise, Consumer Tech, Active Aging and Women’s Health. Portfolia funds provide an interactive and educational view of investing for its members, while seeking market returns and innovation in the marketplace.
Trish is internationally recognized for her pioneering work in preparing venture capital investment partners, through the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program, where she was the founding CEO and CEO Emeritus. Trish was Founding President of CVE Capital Corp, the holding company of a $1.7 billion Fund of Funds. Costello was on the start-up team of the Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurship center, where she played a leading role nationally in increasing equity investments in women’s businesses and in funding initiatives supporting high-growth women entrepreneurs, as well as equity programs for all high-potential entrepreneurs.
Trish led the National Science Foundation SBIR Sub-Committee on Commercialization and was the Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center of Entrepreneurship at Babson College.