A podcast by students for students. Join us as we engage with women, from analysts to partners, establishing their presence in the venture capital industry and male counterparts lending a hand. Let's talk networking, recruiting, culture, trends, investment opportunities, female funding and breaking into the boys' club.
[S2E2] A Conversation with Heather Hartnett | CEO and Founding Partner @ Human Ventures Co. | Trilantic NA | City Light Capital | The David Lynch Foundation
In our most recent episode, Heather Hartnett, CEO and Founding Partner at Human Ventures Co., joins us to discuss her unique learning experience at Maharishi International University and her path into impact investing. She touches on the venture studio model at Human Ventures that focuses on ongoing founder support and shares her own observations on gender dynamics in VC.
[S2E1] A Conversation with Annelies Gamble | Angel Investor | Partner, Scribble Ventures | Western Technology Investment | Dropbox
In this episode, Annelies talks to us about how her entrepreneurial spirit has been a part of her identity since her youth—initially inspired by her dad! We also chat about the vitality of hustling in helping you find your niche (at startups in particular) and the parallels between working in venture and competing in college athletics. We also hear her experience as the first female in WTI's Investment Team and why early stage investing stands out to her and provides the unique opportunity to get involved in the company’s development early on.
A Conversation with Camille Samuels | Partner @ Venrock Ventures | Versant Ventures | Tularik | Genzyme | Harvard Business School
In this episode, Camille shares with us how her upbringing influenced her professional choices as well as her work philosophy of doing good while doing well. She also talks about her work at Venrock, what guides its investment strategy, her particular passion for investing in orphan diseases and the importance of finding the right culture at funds.
Cristina Nunez | Co-Founder and Partner @ True Beauty Ventures | COO @ Clark's Botanicals | Laura Geller Beauty | Equinox | Tengram Capital | L. Catterton | UBS
In our most recent episode, Cristina Nunez talks to us about True Beauty Ventures, a beauty and wellness VC firm which she co-founded in 2020 and touches on the firm's vision and investment thesis and her passion for the space. Cristina talks about how her experience and insights as both an operator and investor has contributed to her role in VC. She articulates the importance of women having other female mentors in the industry and closes with some thoughts on the state of women in VC and what remains to be done.
A Conversation with Jennifer Fonstad | Co-founder and Partner @ Owl Capital and Aspect Ventures | Broadway Angels | Draper Fisher Jurvetson | Bain & Co. | MBA @ Harvard Business School
In this episode we talk to Jennifer Fonstad about her experience as a venture capitalist for over two decades. Jennifer touches on her journey growing DFJ from a $150 million fund to $3.5 billion AUM and her experience working closely with entrepreneurs as an angel investor. Lastly, she dives into her experience with gender dynamics in the VC industry and actions she has taken to bridge the gap, including founding a network of female angel investors, Broadway Angels and her commitment to funding female entrepreneurs at Aspect Ventures.
A Conversation with Siya Raj Purohit | GP, Pathway Ventures | Springboard | Udacity
In this episode, Siya joins us to talk about her engineering background and the unique perspective it has lent to her career in VC. She expounds her article on choosing a college major along with a book she published. She also sheds light on her interest in taking education online and democratizing it. Siya closes with insights on the role of gender in both engineering and VC workplaces.
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This podcast demonstrates how extraordinary talent can come from anywhere with discussions and interviews with successful women, who share their stories and experiences so you can follow your own path. Each episode is about 15-20 minutes, which makes it easy to catch up on your commute.