Molly Alter

Principal, New York

Molly joined Northzone in 2023 as a Principal, based in New York. Molly focuses on vertical SaaS and vertical AI, across early and growth stages. When she was at Index Ventures and Insight Partners, she served on the board of Quantive, Glia, Lightricks, and, among others. 

She started her career in Venture Capital in 2016, and has since led early and growth-stage investments across the U.S. and Europe. Molly holds a degree in History of Science from Harvard University.

Investor by day, creator by night
  • I love the time spent working on my hobby: creating mockumentary films.
  • I have a food blog called JULIUS. If you ask me about Caesar Salads…settle into your seat.
Eye-opening adolescence

In high school, I experienced a sudden cardiac arrest. My life was saved thanks to a school nurse and a defibrillator. This life-altering event brought a sense of perspective on life and opened my eyes to the importance of health and healthcare. 

My recommendations

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson

Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan