Natalie Cira is an associate with Whipstitch Capital. Before Whipstitch, Natalie worked for a mission-driven food startup where she had a variety of responsibilities ranging from marketing to capital raising. Prior to that, Natalie spent two years getting her MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where she focused her studies on the intersection of impact investing, food systems and sustainability. During her time at Tuck, she founded the Tuck Food & Sustainable Agriculture Career Initiative, was Tuck’s health and wellness chair, and was the co-chair of the Tuck Women in Business Club.
Natalie’s first foray in the food space was during her MBA summer internship with the Maine Venture Fund, where she worked closely with Redd Bar; an energy bar startup and portfolio company of the fund (and most recently, a client of Whipstitch!). Prior to Tuck, Natalie spent over seven years at Wellington Management Company, a global investment management firm where she worked in business development and relationship management and was responsible for creating new business opportunities by identifying client needs, supporting key relationships, and assisting clients with long-term investment strategy and asset allocation decisions. Natalie also holds an undergraduate degree in public policy and Spanish from Syracuse University.
Natalie is a health enthusiast at heart with a strong interest in nutrition and love for animals and the environment. In her spare time, she enjoys spending as much time outside as possible, preferably hiking or skiing in Vermont, or running along the Charles River in Boston