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Carolyn Groobey

Carolyn Groobey

LP, Florida Funders and Investor, New World Angels

Carolyn is an active angel investor, board member, executive coach and mentor for high-growth startup companies.  At New World Angels, Carolyn co-leads the team that sources, screens and selects technology and fintech companies for consideration and investment.   She is also an LP with Florida Funders and a mentor for Endeavor Miami, the FounderTrac business accelerator and the Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Delaware.

Carolyn has a passion for helping founders and senior executives build leadership capabilities and she uses her skills as certified executive coach to help them succeed through all phases of growth.  She sits on the board of two companies, VHB and Everywhere Communications, where she works closely with the CEOs on strategy, technology, talent and governance matters.  Her career includes leadership roles as VP of Product Development at PayPal, Head of Marketing and Product Development at BillMeLater (a startup acquired by PayPal), Partner at McKinsey & Company and Software Development Manager at IBM.  She has an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.

Carolyn and her husband are competitive sailors and currently support several Olympic sailors that are training to represent the USA again in 2024.   She is on the board of two organizations that support healthy oceans and bays, the Seaworthy Collective and Chesapeake Bay Foundation.