Meagan Loyst is an Investor at Lerer Hippeau, the most active venture capital firm in NY, where she focuses on seed stage investing. Meagan is also the Founder of Gen Z VCs, the largest and fastest growing community for Gen Zers in Tech and VC with over 14,000 Gen Z investors, founders, angels, students, and aspiring VCs. She coined the term “Gen Z VC” in her 1st Medium article and started the Gen Z VCs Slack community in November 2020, which has grown into a much larger movement centered around empowering the next generation of builders and investors. In the past year, Meaganhas been interviewed live on TV for Bloomberg TV & Fox Business News, featured/quoted 13x in Business Insider, most recently as the “Queen of Gen Z VC” as one of the top up-and-comers changing the world of venture capital, and other publications like the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Axios, Business of Fashion, Forbes, AngelList, BuiltIn, Crunchbase News, TechCrunch, Pitchbook, and more. Meagan was featured in the latest Forbes 30 Under 30 list & received the NVCA’s Rising Star Award for 2022. She is also on the Advisory Board of Girls Who Invest, and is passionate about increasing diversity in VC & Asset Management.