Abigail Risse

Philadelphia, PA

Abigail joined Touchdown Ventures in 2024 and focuses on healthcare investments.

Abigail is a mechanical engineer, having worked in orthopedic and prosthetic robotics and product development. Before Touchdown, she worked on the investment team at Hyperplane VC, an early-stage A.I. fund based in Boston.

Abigail holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering from UMass Amherst’s Commonwealth Honors College. She serves on the boards of digital health companies MedEssist and Patient First AI.

In her free time, Abigail is a spin instructor who enjoys spontaneous and last-minute travel and has a German Shepherd named Stella.

Favorite Team

The Phoenix Suns

Favorite Trips

Surf camp in Costa Rica, volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, and a solo safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya

Favorite Place

Her family’s house in East Calais, Vermont

Favorite Book

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah