- Category : 1977-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (53,54)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 2
American angel investor and entrepreneur who grew up in Arizona in a family of artists. An early investor in Uber, Niantic, Postmates, DeepMind, Affirm, and SpaceX, she co-founded Zivity, an adult-themed social networking site. Banister is also the first woman investing partner at the venture capital Founders Fund, where she leads seed and early-stage investments such as HQ Trivia and Naked Labs.
At the age of 15 she experienced homelessness and dropped out of high school. From living on the streets she became a venture capitalist, crediting her success to incrementalism, capitalism, individualism, mentorship, and endless curiosity.
She lives with her husband Scott Banister in San Francisco. She identifies as a socially liberal libertarian, and came out in 2016 as genderqueer.