Beth Johnson

Founder and Program Director

Beth leads Blue Morning’s operations and strategic direction, in addition to providing impact intelligence and analysis on portfolio companies.

Beth founded Blue Morning in 2017 after working at blue moon fund, a private foundation that utilized both grants and investments to support biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies across Asia, Tropical Americas, and North America. During her time, she worked closely with program and investment staff as blue moon fund built a fully mission-aligned investment strategy and developed spin-off organizations. Beth graduated with a BA in Art History from Hollins University. She volunteers with New City Arts Initiative and Community Investment Collaborative in addition to serving as a mentor at the iLab at University of Virginia.

Rebecca Haydock

Managing Director, Portfolio & Partnerships

Rebecca serves as a business and financial adviser to Blue Morning companies. She assesses and assists companies through investment preparation, acquisition of resources, contract and capital options, and business strategy

Rebecca has been an investor and deal lead with Charlottesville Angel Network (CAN) for several years, actively investing and mentoring in the Charlottesville area and collaboratively screening more than 250 companies per year. She has a business degree from Cornell University, has owned several companies including a biotech company that exited in 2016. Rebecca’s career has focused primarily on advancing early-stage, technology-based businesses through strategic alliances, licensing, and all forms of early venture capital including government contracts.