Our Mission and Vision

At Curate Capital, we empower female founders to accelerate their paths to success.
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At Curate Capital, our vision is to challenge the norms & champion our entrepreneurs to bring out their best & our best, while transforming commerce & maximizing returns.
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Leadership

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Carrie Colbert

Founding + General Partner

With her unique blend of skills and talents, Carrie Colbert thrives at the intersection of business acumen and creative endeavors. Her expertise and experience uniquely position her to empower female founders and entrepreneurs to accelerate their paths to success.

From a small town in the Texas panhandle, Carrie went on to graduate from The University of Texas at Austin at the top of her class with a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering with highest honors. In addition, she earned her Master of Business Administration from UT Austin while working fulltime. Furthermore, in 2013, she was named the Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate by the UT Cockrell School of Engineering, a highly esteemed and coveted award.

She had an accomplished 17-year career in the energy industry, including leadership positions in engineering, finance, investor relations, and strategic planning. The vast majority of her energy career was spent at Hilcorp Energy Company, one of the largest, most successful privately held energy companies. It was there at Hilcorp that Carrie learned invaluable entrepreneurial skills and lessons from the company’s founder.

Ready for a new challenge, Carrie exited the company in 2016 to begin her next professional chapter. She became a digital content creator in an effort to learn about the burgeoning influencer industry. In doing so, she connected online and in person at various events with a host of creative female entrepreneurs. Organically from those encounters, Carrie began investing in the female founder space and has done so extensively over the past four years with great success.

With those compelling results in mind, and with a direct pipeline of high-quality deal flow, Carrie chose to amplify her personal efforts by launching a venture capital fund with a mission to fund companies by women for women. In 2020, Carrie founded Curate Capital, a natural extension of her passion to help other women accelerate their paths to success.

As general partner, Carrie strategically sources and scopes deals, advises on macro strategic planning, marketing and social media tactical planning, financial planning, and much more. She is a sought-after speaker, speaking to thousands of businesswomen at conferences and events like Create & Cultivate, Mom 2.0 Summit, Alt Summit, General Assembly, and many more.

In addition, Carrie serves as treasurer for The University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering executive advisory board. She is also an active member of Hope City in Houston. Most importantly, she is mom to her three-year-old daughter Elle.

Advisory Board

Mark Latham
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Ed Hamb
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Jordan Jones
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Female-Founded Companies are woefully underfunded
Female founders received
only 2.7% of all VC dollars in 2019 Source: Pitchbook

Women remain deeply underrepresented in VC

only 32% of US VC firms have any female partners
Source: AllRaise

CONVERSELY...

women control 70%-80% of all consumer purchases
Source: Forbes

Our Core Values


Character At Curate Capital, we believe character is of utmost importance. We seek to act with the highest of character in all our business dealings. Unorthodox At Curate Capital, we challenge the status quo. Not coming from a VC background, we aren't married to the traditional way of doing business. Relationships At Curate Capital, we believe relationships are the key to building success. We believe in diversity - because it drives greater returns. Accountability At Curate Capital, we believe our word is our reputation. We do what we say - & we expect the same from our business partners. Transparency At Curate Capital, we believe honest communication propels us forward. Hard conversations may not be fun, but they can be transformational Empowerment At Curate Capital, we believe in equipping our leadership teams with the tools they need to create & implement a winning strategy.