Chenoa Farnsworth co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawaii-based venture capital firm, in 2006. Ms. Farnsworth has over 10 years of experience in strategy development and planning for start-up companies and small businesses in Hawaii through her independent consulting company, Farnsworth Consulting. Ms. Farnsworth has reviewed hundreds of business plans and helped her start-up clients raise over $30 million in financing.
Prior to forming her consulting practice, Ms. Farnsworth spent five years in health and legislative affairs for the Hawaii state Senate and the American Nurses Association. She has also served the Hawaii community as a director of the Hawaii Women’s Business Center and as a volunteer coach and judge for the Wayne Brown Institute and University of Hawaii business plan competition.
Ms. Farnsworth earned a BA in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1992 and an Executive MBA from the University of Hawaii in 2000.