- M.B.A., Columbia Business School
- B.A. in Economics, Columbia University
Isabelle Freidheim will serve as a member of our Board of Directors and Chair of the Compensation Committee. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Athena Athena Technology Acquisition Corp II and the founder and Chairman of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ATHN), one of the first all women SPACs. She is also the founder and chairman of Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ACAQ).Ms. Freidheim is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur; she was a cofounder of Magnifi, a fintech company, and was a co-founder and managing partner of Castle VC (formerly Starwood VC), a venture investment firm, and a venture partner at MissionOG, a venture capital firm.
Ms. Freidheim co-founded Magnifi, an artificial intelligence and machine learning fintech company which was acquired by The Tifin Group in December 2020. In addition to co-founding the company, Ms. Freidheim acted as the Chief Executive Officer of Magnifi and led the company’s early growth.
Ms. Freidheim was a venture partner at MissionOG, a venture capital firm, where she sourced investments in high-growth technology companies. MissionOG funds technology businesses with a focus on B2B companies and partners with portfolio companies to provide deep market expertise and hands-on operational support and execution capabilities.
Ms. Freidheim was a co-founder and managing partner of Castle VC (formerly Starwood VC), making investments in technology companies across stages with a current focus on late-stage investments in the sectors of financial technologies, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and SaaS. Ms. Freidheim has led investments in both early-stage and late-stage, pre-IPO growth companies. She is engaged in all aspects of the deal process. Ms. Freidheim was also a co-founder of the London Fund, a fund that invests in IP-rich high-growth companies with a particular focus on emerging technologies.
Ms. Freidheim started her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and then joined one of Invesco’s private equity funds to invest in European assets.