Ginger More was a true pioneer in the male-dominated venture capital world of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s - she is who the next gen want to grow up to be. Born the second of three children to a schoolteacher and a fireman, Ginger attended the University of Bridgeport as a math major, and she married while she was still in school. She began a family as a military wife and also while working full-time at Wright Investors’ Service. She even completed the totally grinding three-year charter financial analyst certificate program on her own time with young kids.
In 1978, she joined Oak Investment Partners and became a partner there just two years later. At Oak, Ginger invested in a number of IT and healthcare companies, and she was responsible for Oak’s investment and board positions in market making companies like Genzyme, Stratus and Compaq.
Genzyme went on to set new standards for the industry. At a time when rare diseases were completely neglected by the pharmaceutical industry, the company built their business to serve exactly that unmet need. And in the process, the spark of Genzyme help light a many, many year biotech flame in Boston that's now a major hub for the industry.
In addition to this demanding powerhouse position as an investor, Ginger was a present engaged mother, and always maintained a really strong influence in her children's lives. That commitment continues to this day, and she will soon become a great-grandmother.