West Hartford, Connecticut
‘It’s passion that motivates me. While capital drives a lot of what we do, it’s the opportunity to build relationships with founders that believe in the possibility of change that they themselves can create that I find inspiring. Trust and mutual investment pushes me to seek ideas that go beyond trends and group think—to find unique solutions that harness grit and diligence. I love learning about innovative technologies and products and services every single day. At Fairview, I feel empowered to transform how our world works by advocating for the diversity that our industry has long been in need of.’
Nia Phillips joined Fairview in 2023 and is a member of the Investment Team. She focuses on research, due diligence, deal sourcing, investment monitoring, and business development for Fairview’s venture capital and private equity partnership and direct co-investment portfolios. Prior to joining Fairview, Ms. Phillips was a Venture Capital Intern at American Family Ventures. In this role, she was a member of the investment team and sourced companies within the insurance, healthtech, and data analytics to help identify new investment opportunities.
Ms. Phillips graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College with a B.A., where she studied Political Science,Economics, and Spanish. While in attendance, she served as the Vice President of First Generation Investors where she tutored and mentored high school students on the importance of investing and financial literacy. In addition, Ms. Phillips served as the Spelman CampusLead for Impact First Ventures where she specialized in sourcing socially impactful startups backed by university founders.