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Operations and Portfolio at Arc Ventures

Art History Enthusiast

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein



Rachel Payne is the Venture Operations Manager and Portfolio Analyst at Arc Ventures. She has been with the firm for the past 3 years focusing on portfolio and relationship management. Her work at Arc includes researching new opportunities and assisting current portfolio companies. In order to help the team track Arc’s investments and manage deal-flow more efficiently she lead the implementation of a customized software solution at the firm.

Rachel is part of the 37 Angel member network, an angel group based in New York with a focus on closing the gender gap in startup investing. As a member of Let’s Talk Ops (LTO), she is part of a community of first-class operators powering some of the most successful venture capital firms in the world from behind the scenes.

Rachel co-founded the Full Moon Salon, a quarterly art salon, bringing friends and artists together in a common space. She maintains an active book club for the past 4 years – where they focus on both contemporary fiction and non-fiction. Book recommendations are always welcome.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Manhattanville College.