In 2012, Victoria co-founded Village Capital and helped to build the organization into a global firm with four regional offices, from humble beginnings as a team of two people (and a few interns) hiking in Virginia and playing Settlers of Catan. In 2014, she spun out VilCap Investments as an affiliated investment fund, and as Managing Director she is responsible for all investment and fund activity.
She’s particularly passionate about working with a portfolio of founders that are well on their way to building a better, more equitable, more sustainable world -- and that reflect the diversity of talent that our future requires.
Prior to co-founding Village Capital, Victoria was on the Program Related Investments team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation while in business school; previously she was on the investment team at Metropolitan, a private equity fund-of-funds acquired by Carlyle. Before that, she worked in international development and conflict resolution as an Insight Fellow and at MatchMaker Associates, an agricultural financing fund.
Outside of work, Victoria likes to make her two kids laugh, run marathons, travel, read, and maintain a beginner's mindset while glassblowing. She’s a graduate of Stanford University & Stanford's Graduate School of Business, a Kauffman Fellow, and sits on various corporate and nonprofit boards.
Lewam was formerly an Investment Associate at VilCap Investments, contributing to investments and portfolio management across the fund's activities globally. She now leads early stage investment strategy at the fund's affiliate organization, Village Capital, and continues to advise portfolio companies of VilCap Investments. She's passionate about supporting diverse founders building meaningful solutions to create access and transform industries in their communities.
She previously worked as an analyst at the Carlyle Group focusing on the emerging market funds. Prior to that, she worked for an Iowa-based financial technology startup (pre-IPO), contributing to product, customer success, and company strategy. Lewam graduated from the College of William and Mary where she studied Finance and Economics, and studied abroad at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Outside of work, Lewam enjoys art, writing, ridiculously long walks, drinking tea and telling lame jokes. She is originally from Eritrea and was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya.
As Investment Analyst at VilCap Investments, Joslin focuses on the fund’s investments across India and Africa. She works with a portfolio of entrepreneurs wwho are solving developmental challenges in emerging markets, through innovative technology solutions. Joslin is particularly passionate about working with stellar founders who are building enterprises that create equitable opportunities in society.
Prior to joining VilCap Investments, Joslin worked with Intellecap in India. Before that, she was on the founding team of a lifestyle technology platform, L’occul (acquired by a French media company), that used Machine Learning techniques to deliver the best hyperlocal experiences in Bangalore. She began her career at National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange of India, where she managed its commodity portfolio in Bangalore. She’s a graduate of Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB).
Outside of work and traveling, Joslin loves watching movies, reading Sigmund Freud and listening to Beyoncé.