Rachel ten Brink
General Partner & Cofounder
Red Bike Capital
Alma Mater: Columbia University
Rachel ten Brink is the general partner and cofounder of Red Bike Capital, a Latinx and woman-led venture capital fund based in New York that invests in early stage, high-growth startups that drive the economy and improve people’s lives. Red Bike supports US-based founders in fintech, ecommerce SAAS, marketplaces, and wellness.
Rachel has been a board member and senior advisor for various companies and serves on the board of directors of AboveBoard and Dyper. Rachel is a Y Combinator Founder turned VC. Prior to founding Red Bike Capital, she was the cofounder and chief marketing officer of Scentbird, a Y-Combinator backed ecommerce startup that raised $29MM in venture funding, which makes her one of just 90 Latinas to have ever raised over $1M in funding. Leading growth, brand, and revenue, she scaled Scentbird to 500,000 paid subscribers and built 74 partnerships with corporations, including Coty, Macy’s, and Glossier. Before this, she spent fifteen years building global billion-dollar brands at P&G, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, and L’Oreal.
Named by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the 100 Powerful Women of 2020, she has been featured in The New York Times, TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. She is a champion diversity in the tech ecosystem through her work as a mentor at Y-Combinator, Techstars, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, 500 Startups, Columbia Business School Lang Center, and NYU Entrepreneurship Center, and a member of Top Latinx in Tech, LatinxVC, VCFamilia, Transact, DealmakeHers, and the Latino Corporate Directors Association.
She graduated magna cum laude from Babson College and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. She lives in New York City with her husband and two kids.