Partner, GOODsoil VC
Charmaine Hayden is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Before entering the world of Venture Capital as one of the only women of colour in VC in the UK to be a managing partner she was no stranger to kicking down diversity doors.
By the time Good Soil was founded Charmaine had already built 2 incredibly popular diversity brands (5x award winning ethnic/curve model agency – Face4music and Goal Digger power circle – a hub for female entrepreneurs) before many people were even thinking about braving the “diversity” conversation. She credited her thick skin and solution focused attitude to her tough upbringing.
In 2016, she co-launched a successful online media channel, Not for The Radio, where she is a co-host interviewing top musical artists. The channel has over 10 million views and digs into the business behind top industry artists and their craft. With a passion for start-ups and a wealth of knowledge across both the entertainment and media sectors, Charmaine was an obvious fit for the team at GOODsoil. Her vision is to help find and fund more women-led startups.