Helena Krusec leads the Corporate Strategy efforts for Capital Factory’s startup portfolio. There, she drives opportunities for collaboration for startups to solve big problems by working with innovative corporations and government entities. Previously, she was Capital Factory’s top-performing Venture Associate, giving her exposure to the most exciting startups across Texas, where she helped prepare them for Venture Capital funding and evaluated deal flow opportunities for her team’s venture fund. Helena has domain expertise in emerging technology for national security applications and is passionate about sourcing venture capital funding for female founders in STEM fields. She is a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, and a former Force of the Future Scholar with the Department of Defense. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago.