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Roundtable Recap: March 29 – Hairy Issues for Women in Technology

Posted on Thursday, Mar 29th 2018

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Patricia Nakache, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, discuss the firm’s investment thesis. The discussion included issues about women in technology.

Lucid Vascular
As for the entrepreneur pitch, Prashant Chopra from Foster City, CA, pitched Lucid Vascular, a medical imaging technology using Augmented Reality that I found fascinating.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Gender Equality IS a Man’s Business: But it’s a woman’s work to influence participation

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 28th 2018

By Guest Author Anita M. Sands

Twenty-three years ago, I embarked upon my professional life as a physics student in Belfast. This foray into adulthood included two immediate discoveries: my commencing class was only 10% female, and I was to be taught almost exclusively by male professors. Needless to say, it became obvious that doing well would mean not only mastering the intricacies of quantum mechanics but also dealing with some fundamental laws of nature: getting along with the guys. >>>

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A Legacy Worth Leaving: Dropping Old Thinking Key to More Women on Boards

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 27th 2018

By Guest Author Anita M. Sands

When contemplating the challenges of gender diversity and board refreshment, I often recall George Bernard Shaw’s words: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” >>>

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Anita M. Sands

Posted on Monday, Mar 26th 2018

Dr. Anita Sands is a global technology and business leader, public speaker, and advocate for the advancement of women. She currently serves on the board of three Silicon Valley public companies – Symantec Corporation, Service Now, and Pure Storage, and is a board director at private companies ThoughtWorks and AppBus. She is also an active advisory board member at Docusign, Accompany, and Box. >>>

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212th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Christina Brodbeck, Rivet Ventures

Posted on Sunday, Mar 11th 2018

Christina Brodbeck, Founding Partner at Rivet Ventures, talks about the firm’s investment thesis of funding companies that target the female demographic in its purchase decision cycle. Very interesting and under-served market.

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A Conversation About Sexual Harassment with Janine Yancey, CEO of Emtrain (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Feb 19th 2018

If you haven’t already, please study our Bootstrapping Course and Investor Introductions page. 

Janine has built a $5M a year bootstrapped business in the realm of legal training for employment and workplace issues. A core part of her expertise is in sexual harassment and related concerns that are currently hot topics in the industry. This is a must-read interview for those following the discussion in the media.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Where are you from? Where were you born, raised, and in what kind of background?

Janine Yancey: I’m from Los Angeles, but then I was educated in Berkeley and then at Hastings College of Law, which is in >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Victoria Pettibone of Astia Angels (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Feb 2nd 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Victoria Pettibone was recorded in October 2017. Victoria Pettibone, Managing Director of Astia Angels, a group focused on funding women entrepreneurs. She discusses what they like to invest in, as well as the trends she sees in the deal flow and the portfolio.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about Astia Angels. What are you doing? What is the focus of the group? What size investments are you making?

Victoria Pettibone: Astia is an organization >>>

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380th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Laurel Touby, Supernode Ventures

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 9th 2018

Laurel Touby, Managing Partner at Supernode Ventures, and a former entrepreneur and avid angel investor, has now launched her new institutional pre-seed fund.

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380th Roundtable Recording On January 4, 2018: With Laurel Touby, Supernode Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Jan 6th 2018

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here:

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Roundtable Recap: January 4 – What Pre-Seed Investors are Looking for with Laurel Touby, Supernode Ventures

Posted on Thursday, Jan 4th 2018

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Laurel Touby, Managing Partner, Supernode Ventures, a former entrepreneur and avid angel investor who has now launched her new institutional pre-seed fund.

Go Qwyk
As for the pitches, first, Don Rector from Los Gatos, CA, pitched Go Qwyk, an app for tour bus operators to manage their tour groups. The company has three pilots in the works.

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