Kristen Dumbeck

Vice President


Sector Focus: Enterprise Solutions, Healthcare IT

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou


Kristen joined Edison in July 2020 investing in Enterprise Solutions and Healthcare IT. She currently serves as a Vice President at Edison.


Kristen’s career began in private equity at Hamilton Lane, where she spent three years on the direct equity team. She advised and supported investing decisions in both equity and credit for companies between $100M and $2B across various industries globally. Kristen often participated in board meetings and supported portfolio companies by assessing follow-on opportunities, advising on foreign exchange and commodity hedges, and guiding companies through exit.

In her fourth year at Hamilton Lane, Kristen was chosen to lead a Series A corporate investment in Cobalt, a private markets software solution. Upon investing, Hamilton Lane formed a joint venture and built a limited partner version of the product. Kristen led the development of new features alongside Cobalt’s CTO, guided pricing strategy discussions, and crafted the first go-to-market strategy. Ultimately, Hamilton Lane launched Cobalt for Limited Partners to the market within eight months of investing. Post-launch, Kristen onboarded Cobalt’s first customers, trained sales professionals, and developed ongoing marketing content.

Given her passion for working with high-growth technology companies, Kristen left Hamilton Lane to pursue an MBA from Wharton with a focus on entrepreneurship. She spent the entire second year of her MBA in San Francisco, completing internships with Touchdown Ventures and Samsung Ventures.


MBA, Entrepreneurship, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
BS, Finance and Management, Susquehanna University
BA, Economics, Susquehanna University


My biggest inspiration in life is my younger brother, who was born with a rare chromosome deletion and wasn’t expected to live past 6 months. After 44 major surgeries, he recently turned 30 and is the happiest person I know. He taught me not to take life for granted, and to persist even when the world doubts you. 

This is why I love working with founders and CEOs. They persevere in the face of adversity and aren’t afraid to grab opportunities, living each day to the fullest. It’s my honor to help them realize their dreams.