Courtney McCrea

We understand the importance of change. As the venture landscape changes, so do we. We believe our nimbleness allows us to catch the next innovation wave and remain on top.

Courtney joined Weathergage Capital in 2008. Her 28 years of experience as a principal investor in growth equity companies and her rigorous approach to due diligence are great assets to the firm.

Prior to Weathergage, Courtney was a General Partner with Weston Presidio, a leading diversified private equity firm based in San Francisco and Boston. After 7 years at Weston Presidio, she left in 2004 and founded Silver Partners, a private equity advisory firm where she evaluated secondary and co-investment opportunities and advised consumer growth businesses. Courtney was also Director at Sterling Stamos, where she managed investments in buyout funds, venture capital funds, and co-investments.

Earlier in her career, Courtney made equity and subordinated debt investments as an Assistant Vice President at PPM America. She also spent 5 years at GE Capital where she worked on private equity, senior and subordinated debt investing. In 1997, Courtney was awarded a fellowship in the Kauffman Fellows Program, a global apprenticeship program designed to train the next generations of venture capitalists.

Courtney has an M.B.A., with honors, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class III.

M.B.A., Kellogg Graduate School of Management
B.A. in Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

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