We invest in the next generation of world-class companies. We are future literate on innovation and investing. We are smart-money supporting companies with capital beyond our financial investment.
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Plum Alley is a membership designed for individuals and institutions looking to invest in a new way for financial and personal returns in private companies. We offer members access they cannot get elsewhere:

1. Highly selective direct investment opportunities in private companies

2. Exclusive learning experiences to stay "future literate" about innovation and investing.

3. A community of high caliber women and men who are executives, industry leaders and influencers seeking to invest with intention.


Heavy Lifting - We source, screen, and select the most promising private investment opportunities, drawing on our vast network in the venture and start-up worlds.

Syndicate Investments - We manage the investment process, form and manage Plum Alley syndicates so members can pool their money for greater impact.

Personalized Portfolio - Members decide whether or not to invest and the amount they invest per company, and can build their own custom portfolio of multiple companies.

Be “Future Literate” - We offer inspirational and thought provoking experiences around innovation and investing through InsideView™ and private salons

Value Beyond Investment Dollars - Bring to bear your network, expertise and values as you invest and help advance Plum Alley syndicate companies.

Featured Plum Alley Syndicates

Biotechnology company generating living bone grafts using individuals' own cells

Online marketplace connecting users with private investigators

Silicon Valley based enterprise software company tackling bias in hiring and HR

Educational tech company transforming learning for kids

Cardiovascular diagnostic device manufacturer

Monetizing visual content through AI technology

A research-based software that helps students engage in critical thinking

All members of Plum Alley receive the following:

Private Showcases

Meet inspiring founders pre-selected by Plum Alley and hear from venture and industry experts who help bring to light the companies’ potential for innovation and financial return.


Invest in pre-selected private companies alongside other members through Plum Alley managed syndicates. Plum Alley assembles company information on private member site and hosts discussions with key stakeholders to streamline the investing experience.


Be on the forefront of innovation and investing through Plum Alley’s salons and original content. We lead real conversations and share expert insights through a mix of thought provoking, inspirational, and educational experiences.

Membership Offerings
Game Changer

Prominent Leader and Current/Former Executive Committed to Building an Inclusive Ecosystem

Experience Includes
  • All Active Investor benefits

    Opportunity to anchor and invest in unlimited syndicates

    Priority invite to InsideView™ , and periodic private gatherings with other game changers & entrepreneurs

    One additional membership for a family member (daughter, son) or mentee

    Public recognition as Game Changer, select press and speaking opportunities

  • JOIN
Active Investor

Investor Building a Portfolio for Financial and Personal Return, Champion for Entrepreneurs

Experience Includes
  • All Member benefits

    Opportunity to build a portfolio and invest in multiple syndicates

    Option to invest in multiple syndicates

    Invite to inaugural InsideView™ , an interactive experience that puts members at the forefront of investing and innovation with leading Fortune 500 companies

    Build relationships with investors and executives outside your industry

  • JOIN

Emerging Investor, Entrepreneur, Supporter

Experience Includes
  • Attend showcases & salons, access member only site featuring insights, videos, and vetted companies

    Opportunity to invest up to $10,000

    Network with investors & entrepreneurs

    Build knowledge around innovation & investing

  • JOIN


Plum Alley partners with select corporations and VCs. If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner or ecosystem collaborator, reach out to us here


Mary Byron

"I joined Plum Alley because they curate opportunities and create investments in forward looking companies that are changing the world in a positive way. I would not have had the opportunity to invest in Unitive without the access Plum Alley provides"

Divya Mathur

“I want to invest in companies that will be successful and that advance my values and beliefs, which is what Plum Alley Investments gives me the opportunity to do.”

Melinda Wolfe

“After years as an executive in the media industry, I now want to use my financial resources and expertise to support up and coming women who have the courage and ingenuity to start and build strong businesses.”

Who we are

Plum Alley Investments is founded by credible, accomplished financial leaders with deep expertise in investing in private companies and engaging investors in a new way.

Meet our founders »

We bring distinct value to our entrepreneurs

"Deborah and Andrea are so well connected, and I’ve gotten many great leads from their network, and in a sense they are pre-qualified because they introduce me to people who share my company’s mission. It is a dynamic I haven’t experienced before."

Laura Mather, PhD | Founder and CEO, Unitive

"We’ve been so impressed to work with Plum Alley. The syndicate investors and team have made this such a wonderful process. Danny and I comment to everyone how wonderful it has been to work with you all and Plum Alley and I know this is just the beginning".

Jen Mellon | Founder and CRO, Trustify

Our Investment focus

Diversity - Gender diverse founding teams or in the C-suite with significant equity stake
Innovation - Companies that should exist in the world because their product, service or culture is designed with a unique or new lens and makes a positive contribution
Growth/Traction - Live product with revenue production, milestones, sales, and an established track record
Financing - Series A financing with lead investor secured, late seed financing will be considered on a select basis; Raising $3-10mm in equity financing priced round (will consider convertible note financing on a select basis for certain industries like biomedicine companies with clear traction)
Industries - Our focus is always evolving but today we are interested in consumer, enterprise, education, healthcare, marketplaces, media, technology and wearable tech.

Plum Alley is genuinely committed to growing our ecosystem of female and gender diverse team founders, and hearing from companies driving meaningful change and innovation within their industries. Reach out to us below to refer a company, or tell us more about your own.

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