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CCI Symposium Fireside Chat: Seda Goff

Founder and General Partner, Flintlock Capital

Seda Goff is founder and general partner at Flintlock Capital, an entrepreneur-first, early-stage venture firm.

Seda Goff logo for 2023 CCI Symposium

Prior to Flintlock, Goff built two venture funds within PenFed Credit Union. She led 24 investments in 19 companies, in industries ranging from property technology to luxury consumer goods to health and wellness. Two of her investments are on track for $1 billion-plus valuations. 

She also built a fundraising accelerator that annually prepares 20 growth-stage, veteran-owned startups to raise investor funds and scale their companies.

She founded Lighthouse Global Business to guide international entrepreneurs and U.S.-based start-ups looking to build or expand their businesses to new markets. In addition, she served as an adjunct professor, teaching entrepreneurship, at American University’s Kogod School of Business.

Goff is passionate about helping founders overcome the barrier of access to capital. For female entrepreneurs, these challenges are even more pronounced: Since 2016, women entrepreneurs have received two percent of all investment capital, despite constituting 27 percent of new-business financial applicants. 

She has also made it a mission to help veterans translate their military skills – leadership, teamwork, discipline, and flexibility – into launching and scaling successful businesses. 

Goff has written a number of opinion editorials on these subjects in Military Times, Fox Business & Yahoo! Finance.

Goff will participate in a Fireside Chat on Cyber Investment on Day One of the Symposium.