Victoria Treyger's path to venture capital started incidentally. As chief revenue officer of lending startup Kabbage, Treyger had a top job at a company with a billion-dollar-plus valuation, IPO rumors and loads of SoftBank cash to expand. But Treyger had long enjoyed meeting with smaller startups on her own time, advising their entrepreneurs and sometimes writing a personal check. One thing the startups, such as Health IQ and Guideline had in common: they were backed by one of Silicon Valley's longtime seed investing experts, Aydin Senkut. Soon, Treyger was meeting with Senkut's team at his venture capital firm, Felicis Ventures.