About Us

Chenoa Farnsworth, Founder

Chenoa has more than 15 years experience in business strategy and private equity investing. Farnsworth is the managing director of the Hawaii Angels, Hawai‘i’s only angel capital investment network. In 2006, she co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawaii-based venture capital firm that has invested $50 million into Hawai‘i-based technology start-ups. Farnsworth currently co-manages the state funded Hydrogen Renewable Energy Fund. Through her independent consulting company, Farnsworth Consulting, she provides strategy development and business planning consultation for start-up companies and high-growth businesses. Prior to forming her consulting practice, she held various positions in health policy and legislative affairs in both Hawaii and Washington D.C.. Farnsworth has also served the Hawai‘i community Chair of the Women’s Fund of Hawaii, director of the Hawaii Women’s Business Center and judge for the University of Hawai‘i business plan competition. Farnsworth earned a BA in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an executive MBA from the University of Hawai‘i. Contact Chenoa.

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