Women-led VC Funds: Amplifying Impact Virtual Gathering

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Women-led VC Funds: Amplifying Impact Virtual Gathering in Partnership with The Bridge

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Women-led VC Funds: Amplifying Impact

Join us for a virtual gathering with 3 women-led funds to accelerate impact and close the diversity and gender gap in US and European VC!

Faye Walsh Drouillard from WakeUp Capital : Irish-based investing in Irish and European impact businesses focused on sustainability; health equity & inclusive services

Michelle Meng-Hsiung Kiang of Impact Science Ventures : investing in breakthrough science with the largest impact potential while solving the world’s biggest problems

Faye Karnavy Sahai of Vinaj Ventures' Telosity Fund : investing in US and Canadian digital wellness and behavioral health

With an introduction from Sophia Platt from The Bridge which connects limited partners to emerging high-growth women led technology venture capital funds.

"The key to increasing VC funding for female founders is through female founded VC funds, or else we face 200 years before gender equality is reached in VC."

- The Global Women in VC report, Oct 2020

Women are 51% of the world's population, open almost 40% of all businesses yet receive less than 3% of all venture capital funding. And now investment in women-led startups has fallen to a 3 year low. Investors have reverted to investing in what they know best: male-led startups (Pitchbook). Meanwhile women represent just 5% of VC leadership (Women in VC), yet it is female funders who are 2x more likely to invest in startups with one female founder and 3x more likely to invest in a female CEO (All Raise).

We’re setting out to be part of the solution. Three women-led and founded new VC funds operating in the U.S. and EMEA are hosting an in-person event to share how LPs can make a difference. The research shows that by backing women-led funds, LPs can increase their returns (Harvard Business Review) and solve our biggest social and environmental challenges.

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