Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Kathyrn Gould, one of the very first women venture capitalists, and surely the sassiest.

She also had — and may still have — among the better track records in venture investing history.

Gould passed away earlier today after a battle with cancer, and it’s a surely a loss for everyone who knew her well. (I know I’m very sad that I’ll never have the chance to talk with her again.)

Read part of that interview from this past February, and you’ll have the tiniest appreciation for why she was so &#*# fantastic — and so widely revered by many in Silicon Valley.

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R.I.P. Kathyrn Gould: VC Pioneer, Straight Shooter, Lover of Curse Words