Francesca (known as Check) is one of the founding partners of Ada Ventures, a $34m seed venture capital fund investing in overlooked founders and overlooked markets. Ada Ventures is backed by a group of mission aligned investors, including founders of Europe’s biggest technology companies including TransferWise and Supercell. Ada Ventures is named after Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer and mathematician, who was never recognised during the time she lived for what she contributed to the advancement of technology and science. Francesca is also the co-founder and CEO of Diversity VC, a non-profit made up of interested individuals working in venture capital, who seek to increase diversity of thought in the venture and tech industry. She’s worked at Seraphim Capital, Downing Ventures and Techstars. She graduated from Cambridge and worked in advertising before joining the VC industry. Francesca was named 35 Under 35 in Management Today 2018 and Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in 2019.