Silicon Valley-based Sekhmet Ventures, a venture firm focused on the beauty and wellness sector, has named Sara Kaur as chief financial officer. Previously, Kaur was CFO at Finesse Solutions.
PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sekhmet Ventures, a newly-formed venture capital firm in the beauty and wellness market, today announced the appointment of Sara Kaur as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to accepting her role at Sekhmet Ventures, Sara served as CFO of Finesse Solutions for three years, where she helped Finesse expand its operations and launch critical new ventures in the Asia-Pacific region.
“We’re thrilled to make Sara a part of the leadership team,” said Barbara Paldus, Founding Partner at Sekhmet Ventures. “I worked closely with Sara for several years at Finesse Solutions, where she helped our business grow successfully, transparently, and in line with financial and operational best practices. She will use that expertise to make sure our portfolio companies employ those best practices.”
Ms. Kaur has previously worked in the venture capital industry for Hercules Technology in Palo Alto, California where she was instrumental in achieving first-year compliance efforts for Sarbanes-Oxley. She has also held positions as Finance Director and International Controller at Kulicke & Soffa Pte., Singapore and Director, SEC Reporting & Compliance at Ameresco Boston. Sara began her career in the UK at Honeywell as a Regional Controller. She then moved to Silicon Valley, where her work experience includes Google, Actel Corporation (acquired by Microsemi) and Varian, Inc. (acquired by Agilent).
About Sekhmet Ventures
Sekhmet Ventures is a venture capital company in Silicon Valley that invests worldwide in science-based companies addressing the clean beauty and wellness market. However, unlike other investors, Sekhmet Ventures provides its portfolio companies with more than just capital. Its international distribution company minimizes their need to build a sales infrastructure and instead allows them to focus on brand building. Equally important and in connection with its distribution company, Sekhmet Ventures has assembled a team which supports its portfolio companies with expertise in manufacturing and regulatory compliance. This infrastructure and support not only accelerate the growth and de-risk the business plans of the portfolio companies, they also increase the efficiency of the Seed through Series B investments on which the firm is focused.
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