Did an innovative new website just grab your attention? There’s a chance Shana Fisher saw it first, and you’re seeing it now because her angel fund recognized its early promise and invested.
Ms. Fisher, a pre-eminent venture capitalist, earned her reputation with her ability to detect up-and-coming Internet trends. From 2003 to 2010, she was on the front lines of the struggle between new and established media as senior vice president of strategy and mergers and acquisitions at Barry Diller’s IAC. Perhaps most notably, Ms. Fisher facilitated IAC’s purchase of the barely used search engine AskJeeves.com (now Ask.com) for nearly $2 billion in 2005. In 2010, she also had the foresight to invest in the popular social media site Pinterest.
Now this angel investor has started her own firm, High Line Venture Partners, where she continues to make investments in the newest and most promising digital creations. Ms. Fisher is part of a sharp group of investors helping to turn New York into a center for venture capital in the Internet Age.