Sarah

Sarah is inspired by purpose-driven entrepreneurs tackling meaningful financial health challenges for US families. She is a Venture Partner on the US investment team at Flourish, where she sources, executes, and manages investments that improve financial health and create economic opportunity for American households.

Previously, Sarah was a principal for investments at Omidyar Network. Before that, she was a manager at McKinsey & Company, where she led strategy and corporate finance engagements across the private, public, and social sectors. She was previously a consultant at APCO Worldwide in Beijing, China, where she advised multinationals on investment and regulatory affairs. Sarah began her career as a Princeton in Asia Fellow at Dalian University of Technology.

A Kauffman Fellow, Class 25, Sarah was named a 40 under 40 Rising Star by VC Journal. Sarah holds a MBA degree in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA degree in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA degree in History from Yale University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Sarah speaks English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

In The News
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featured
[TechCrunch] Flourish Ventures, a ‘fintech venture fund with a purpose,’ secures $350M in new capital
Flourish Ventures, an early-stage venture firm investing exclusively in fintech companies in the U.S. and in emerging markets, has secured $350 million in fresh capital, TechCrunch is the first to report.
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insurtech
[Flourish Focus] How Are Insurtechs Helping Carriers & Reinsurers Embrace Innovation
Join Flourish Venture Partner Sarah Morgenstern as she sits down with Jules Muir, CEO of Vellum, an analytics and data management platform for the state of the insurance and reinsurance industry.
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infrastructure
Why We Invested in Vellum: Building The Next-Gen Analytics and Data Platform for Insurance and Reinsurance
We are beyond thrilled to announce our seed investment in Vellum, a new startup that aims to replace some of the insurance industry’s oldest technologies with a new data management and analytics solution that will...
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interview
[Atlanta Startup Podcast] Ep. 173 – Understanding the Next Frontier of Fintech with Flourish Ventures
Hey everyone. Welcome back to the Atlanta Startup Podcast. My name is William Leonard, your host for today. And I’m excited to welcome Sarah Morgenstern, who is a Venture Partner at Flourish Ventures, to the podcast. Sarah, welcome to...
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interview
[Fintech Nexus] USA 2023: How Personalized Experiences Are Changing the Digital Banking Landscape
“How Personalized Experiences Are Changing the Digital Banking Landscape” from the Digital Banking: Embracing the Future track
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infrastructure
Why We Invested in TrueBiz: Startup to Build the KYB Infrastructure of the Future
We are excited to announce our investment in TrueBiz. As fintech-focused investors with a deep interest in regtech and financial services infrastructure as part of a fair financial system, we have been actively tracking the...
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regtech
Why We Invested in MANTL: Driving Digital Transformation for Financial Institutions Across the U.S.
U.S. financial services infrastructure is in the early innings of a multi-decade digital transformation. From payment rails to core processors, a large portion of our country's “financial plumbing” still sits atop antiquated, slow, and costly...
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opinion
[NYC Fintech Women] Sarah Morgenstern named one of 2022’s Inspiring FinTech Females by NYC FinTech Women
The Inspiring FinTech Females list recognizes women who are transforming fintech and who are advocates for women and gender equity. Venture Partner Sarah Morgenstern is recognized in the 'Money Movers' category for her commitment to supporting...
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general
[American Banker] 5 tech trends helping the unbanked access financial services
These are two of the findings in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s 2021 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, a biennial survey that measures the ways and degrees to which Americans access safe and affordable banking...
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interview
[Business Insider] Meet 26 rising-star fintech VCs excited about what's next in the sector
Sarah Morgenstern, a principal at Flourish Ventures. How did you get into fintech investing?
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interview
[Federal Reserve of New York] Debt: When it Helps, When it Hurts, What it Could Do to Build Household Wealth
The event explored the role policymakers, philanthropists, and capital providers can play in improving access to capital as a tool to building long-term stability, including access to loans for higher education, starting a small business,...
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