G&W gathered in LA with a passionate community of female founders, investors, partners, and allies. The day started with a Fundraising Masterclass by our very own Leslie Feinzaig, and was followed by a panel discussion on Structuring your Startup for Success: A Legal Perspective by Orrick. Founders then had the opportunity to meet 1:1 with prominent investors in the ecosystem. In the evening, we had a panel of VCs and founders who explored the role of an investor, finding the right investors, running the fundraising process, advice to founders, the current market, and more. The happy hour set the stage for meaningful conversations and lasting connections. Thank you to all who joined us to make the day so substantive and inspiring.
Leslie Feinzaig, Founder & Managing Director, Graham & Walker Venture Fund
Sarah Schaedler, Partner, and Global Co-Chair, Orrick’s Global Technology Companies Group
Caroline Cherkassky, Partner, Orrick’s Global Technology Companies Group
Anna Barber (she/her), Partner at M13
Beatriz Acevedo (she/her/ella), founder, SUMA Wealth
Clara Siegel (she / her), CEO, Dance Church
Zhenni Liu (she/her), Partner, MaC Venture Capital
Grace Kangdani, Senior Vice President, Bank of America’s Technology Industry Group (moderator)
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Andrew Kahn, Head of Crush Ventures
Leen Kawas, Managing General Partner, Propel Bio Partners
Naseem Sayani, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Emmeline Ventures
Odile Roujol, Founding Partner, Fab Co-Creation Studio Ventures
Rob Ryan, Relationship Capitalist/Founder, GrowthHax
Robyn Ward, CEO, FounderForward
Ban Kawas, Senior Research Scientist, Reinforcement Learning, Meta
Britt Danneman, Partner, Alpha Edison
Jocelyn Florence, Partner, Parallel Brands
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Thank you to the team at BioscienceLA for providing a perfect venue and for all the support behind the scenes.
This day would not have been possible without the generous support of our amazing partners at Orrick, Bank of America, and TriNet. Thank you.