Patty Abramson, founder of women's venture capital fund, dies at 74
Patty Abramson, a Washington-based business executive who founded one of the country's first venture capital funds dedicated to investing in businesses owned by women, an enterprise that attracted national attention with its strategy of supporting a long-overlooked pool of entrepreneurs, died Aug. 24 at her summer home on Nantucket Island, Mass. She was 74.
The cause was complications from cancer, said a daughter, Jenny Abramson, a venture capitalist.
Starting in 1979, Mrs. Abrams...