Monique Villa

Investor at Mucker Capital

Monique leads Mucker’s Nashville office, investing in early-stage startups across the Southeast. She is also the co-founder of Build In SE, a community of startup founders and ecosystem partners committed to company building in the Southeast.

Prior to joining Mucker’s investment team, Monique’s career in early-stage venture capital began in 2013 leading investor relations for Velos Partners, and more recently with Core Innovation Capital. Earlier in her career, Monique advised digital entertainment startups on business development and strategic partnerships and later went on to lead a startup accelerator for students in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Her love for startups began in 2008 while interning for TOMS, where she supported finance and inventory management projects for several nationwide launches.