Constance Freedman put herself through Boston University by working in real estate while focusing on tech in her studies. She graduated in 1997, during the dot-com boom, and began her career at startups that were hired by Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies trying to figure out “this Internet thing.”

Then, after graduating from Harvard Business School, she turned to another male-dominated field—venture capital (VC). She spent more than two years at Cue Ball and later ran Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors’ $20 million fund that invested in companies including DocuSign. In 2015, she launched Moderne Ventures, which announced on Tuesday it had closed its first venture investment fund, at $33 million. Read the full story here.