We know Brand and Commercialization.

Kristina Simmons has built, advised, and invested in leading brands. She is a trusted partner with proven venture and operating experience.

She joined the “web team” early at lululemon, helping to launch ecommerce and running social media and digital channels, where lululemon was one of the earlier brands to tap into opportunities. She then led Emerging Products and Concepts which consisted of new initiatives from new digital products, partnerships, and international expansion.

Kristina then joined Andreessen Horowitz as a partner supporting market development—helping portfolio companies grow into brands, connecting them to the top brands in the world. She then joined an early stage food startup, and then later began to advise and angel invest.

She eventually met Vinod Khosla, and joined the team at Khosla Ventures as Chief of Staff and an investment team partner. She served on the boards including Alivecor, Spyce, Daye, Overture Life, Casca, and Ginger.

Kristina noticed venture changing, and an opportunity to better support founders and create more value for early-stage companies. She started Overwater Ventures to do venture differently.

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Kristina Simmons

Founder and Managing Partner

Our Focus

Early stage is what we get most excited about and where we feel we can add the most value. We primarily focus on leading or co-leading pre-seed to seed +.

Core investments

80%

Opportunistic

20%

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Investing in the Next Generation Brands that Better Health

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Human Health

Supporting our founders throughout all areas of their life is in our core DNA—from therapy, to fitness, to relationships—we help founders be the best possible versions of themselves, in and out of the business.

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Planet Health

Empowering people to create better solutions to solve key problems that impact the health of our planet ranging from reducing CO2, climate solutions, wasting less, and creating a more abundant and efficient food supply chain.

Our Approach

At Overwater Ventures, we believe that great companies start with great founders. For a founder to be great, they need inspiration and support in all areas of their lives.

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1 in 5

founders are satisfied with their mental wellbeing and stress levels.*

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19%

of founders are satisfied with their physical activity.**

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70%

of founders spend nothing on improving mental wellbeing.**

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50%

more likely to report having a mental health condition compared to others.**

*Study by Michael Freeman **Study by KPMG

We offer more holistic support

Supporting our founders with holistic support throughout all areas of their life is in our core DNA—from therapy, to fitness, to relationships, we help founders be the best possible versions of themselves, in and out of the business.

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Functional Business Support Area

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Brand + marketing
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Go-To-Market
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Fundraising
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Recruiting
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Product
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Regulatory

Human Support Area

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MENTAL HEALTH
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Leadership Development
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RELATIONSHIPS
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NUTRITION
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FITNESS
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STRESS MANAGEMENT

Our Crew

Some of our early backers have built top brands + technologies

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Vinod Khosla

Founder of Khosla Ventures
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Ivy Ross

VP of Design and UX @ Google, CMO Gap during heyday
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David Lieb

Head of Google Photos
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Evan Moore

Partner at Khosla Ventures, GM Opendoor, Founder Doordash
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Chris & Crystal Sacca

General Partner at Lowercarbon Capital
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Martin Varsasky

Founder of Overture Life and Prelude
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Justine Rosenstein

Co-founder of Asana
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Vinod Khosla

Founder of Khosla Ventures
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Ivy Ross

VP of Design and UX @ Google, CMO Gap during heyday
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David Lieb

Head of Google Photos
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Evan Moore

Partner at Khosla Ventures, GM Opendoor, Founder Doordash
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Chris & Crystal Sacca

General Partner at Lowercarbon Capital
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Martin Varsasky

Founder of Overture Life and Prelude
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Justine Rosenstein

Co-founder of Asana

Get in Touch with the Overwater Team