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 PostCosmopolitanAxiosBusiness of FashionForbesAngelListBuiltInCrunchbase NewsTechCrunchPitchbook, 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.