Katalyst Ventures a new firm led by Susan Choe has raised $34 million\r\n \r\nThere aren\u2019t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago.\r\nCindy Padnos,\u00a0who spent four years with Outlook Ventures as a director before founding her own firm, Illuminate Ventures, nine years ago, is another.\r\nNow Silicon Valley has a new entrant on the micro VC scene. Susan Choe, a longtime investor who previously cofounded four-year-old\u00a0Visionnaire Ventures, has raised at least $34 million for the debut fund of her firm, Katalyst.Ventures, according to a new SEC filing.\r\nThe filing states that Katalyst has secured the capital commitments from just four investors. Katalyst\u2019s website suggests the firm\u2019s focus is primarily on nascent artificial intelligence startups and teams.\r\nChoe hasn\u2019t yet responded to a request for comment.\r\nChoe had previously founded a gaming company called Outspark that was sold to Axl Springer for undisclosed terms. (She\u00a0sat down with investor Jason Calcanis to talk about her startup back in 2010 if you\u2019re curious to learn more.)\r\nChoe is also still listed as a managing director on the website of Visionnaire, though the firm appears not to be actively investing.\u00a0At least,\u00a0Visionnaire itself began targeting a $250 million second fund in 2016, according to an SEC filing, and it never announced a close on that fund.\r\n\u00a0\r\nMeanwhile, as with Choe, a second managing director, Keith Nilsson, who was formerly a former partner with TPG Growth, appears to have another gig. Though he is listed as a managing director with Visionnaire at its site, he also states on LinkedIn that he is a managing partner of seven-year-old Xplorer Capital.\r\nVisionnaire\u2019s chairman, Japanese billionaire Taizo Son, brother to SoftBank\u2019s Masayoshi Son, also recently moved from Tokyo to Singpore where he now heads up Mistletoe, a venture capital firm that\u2019s part accelerator and part incubator. He talked with CNBC last fall\u00a0about the move.\r\nVisionnaire\u2019s investments include\u00a0JoyRun, a 3.5-year-old, Santa Clara, Ca.-based\u00a0peer-to-peer food and drinks delivery app\u00a0that enables users to learn\u00a0who, nearby, is already heading out to a restaurant that they like, then tack on an order of their own. (It raised $10 million in Series A and seed funding roughly a year ago.)\r\nAnother of its most recent investments, made in late 2016, includes\u00a0Helpshift, a now six-year-old, San Francisco-based mobile customer service platform for businesses that has raised roughly $38 million, according to Crunchbase.\r\nWe\u2019ll have to wait and see what types of deals Katalyst targets, but undoubtedly a new fund led by an operator and investor who is also a woman will be welcome news to many in Silicon Valley.\r\nNew firms generally have far greater female partner representation than at traditional venture firms. In the last three years, according to recent Crunchbase data, 21 percent of newly launched venture and micro-venture firms had at least one female at the helm.