After 20 years in the financial industry, Sharon Weinberg joined NY Ventures, the investment division of empire state development.

After a couple of years as its managing director, Sharon moved on to found Blue Leaf Ventures with a colleague of hers, to spend time investing in startups in an overlooked industry.

This week on the Latitude, host Nate Benson chats with Sharon about the growth of startups in NY, what she looks for in a pitch and why technology in women’s reproductive health could be the next industry that could lead to successful startups and smart investment strategy.