Investor, Author & Venture Capitalist
NISA AMOILS is an investor in private companies and has been a venture capitalist, a Board Member and entrepreneur. She invests in a variety of technology including consumer and enterprise, with focus on AR/VR, robotics, drones, AI, autonomous mobility, cybersecurity, blockchain and other disruptive technologies. She has also been an angel investor since 2010 with a portfolio focus on mentoring and supporting female founders and is a member of New York Angels.
A regular judge/panelist on CNBC, MSNBC and Fox and a contributor for Forbes, Amoils is a mentor at Grand Central Tech and Parity Partners, and is on the Advisory Board of Girls Who Invest. She is also a regular judge for the Wharton Business Plan Competition and a trustee of Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship. Formerly a corporate attorney who spent many years at Time Warner and NBC Universal, Amoils holds a business degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Nisa Amoils at NisaAmoils.com and connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.
I have a diverse background which makes me a good investor – attorney, entrepreneur, media executive. I am passionate about new technology and enabling gender equality. I wrote a book called “WTF is Happening? Women Tech Founders on the Rise” about this.
How did you get into the industry?
I started investing in technology about a decade ago and joined a VC firm to do the same. I started to focus on fintech a few years ago. As a securities lawyer, I was early to see the opportunity in security tokens and decentralized finance. I have been writing about that space in Forbes. I see Blockchain being an evolution that will make traditional finance more efficient, transparent, global, liquid and democratized – that is incredibly exciting.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
Walking around and the restaurants.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Hard boiled eggs at home.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – reading
10:00 AM – calls
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Le Pain Quotidien avocado toast.
7:00 PM – a VC event
11:00 PM – reading
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
A few green teas.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Where do you enjoy getting lost?