Idealab, Board Director; Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, Partner
Q: Why did you join the board?
A: I was one of only a few female VC partners for many years, during which time I saw how few women came to pitch, and how even fewer got funded. WFN was a chance to provide a showcase that was missing for female entrepreneurs.
Q: What have you learned?
A: It is still an uphill battle. But I love the way women come together as a community to support each other if you provide the platform.
Q: What most excites you about WFN?
A: Being able to involve more women (as entrepreneurs and as investors) in the start-up world, which is really the growth engine of our economy, particularly in Los Angeles.
Q: What types of startups really excite you?
A: I get excited by all types, but I especially enjoy consumer facing start-ups where I can see how much my friends and family love the product, and also companies that utilize really cool new technologies that not many people know about yet, but can change the landscape. And most importantly, I love working with great entrepreneurs who are passionate about what they do!
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