Women Lifting Women: Breaking Boundaries in Investment & AI
Rudina Seseri, Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures shares her story of empowerment from the women who have influenced her journey and in building her Enterprise AI VC firm. From her early days as an immigrant student to being named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women, Rudina’s success is illustrated in not only in her proven track record in venture, but also in her ability to usher in the next generation of diverse founders and to advocate for equitable technology.
Rudina Seseri is Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, leading the firm’s investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled enterprise software as a service (SaaS), cloud, Information Technology (IT) software, and vertical markets. Rudina has led investments and held Board of Directors roles at ChaosSearch, CloudTruth, Inrupt, Navigant (acquired by Veritas), Plannuh, Reprise, Talla, Verusen, Zylotech, Celtra, CrowdTwist (acquired by Oracle), and SocialFlow. Rudina has 17 years of investing and operational experience in high growth companies in IT software, cloud and enterprise SaaS. Previously, Rudina was a Senior Manager in the Corporate Development Group at Microsoft Corporation. In this role, she led a number of successful acquisitions including iView Multimedia, Massive Interactive, Bungie Studios restructuring (creator of the Halo franchise), Deep Metrix, and Lionhead Studios. Prior to Microsoft, she was an investment banker in the Technology Group at Credit Suisse responsible for multibillion-dollar acquisitions and financings. Rudina has been appointed by the Dean of the Harvard Business School (HBS) for five consecutive years to serve as Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Business School and is an HBS inaugural member of Rock Venture Capital Partners. She is also a Member of the Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College and was previously an Advisor for GSK Consumer. Previously, Rudina has served as Chair of the Board of Overseers for the FutureM, a conference with 2,500 technology innovators and digital executives. Her philanthropic work includes serving on the Philanthropy Board for Boston Children’s Hospital as Vice-Chairwoman. Entrepreneur Magazine has named Rudina Seseri to their 2019 100 Powerful Women list. She is a Boston Business Journal Power 50: Newsmaker, a Women to Watch honoree by Mass High Tech and a Boston Business Journal 40-under-40 honoree — recognized for her professional accomplishments and community involvement. Rudina has been published in TechCrunch, Forbes, Quartz, VentureBeat, GigaOm, and other leading business publications. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics and International Relations and holds an MBA from HBS. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.