The stats on venture capital (VC) funding of women-led startups are notoriously low, matched only by women's poor representation in the senior ranks of VC firms. Women are changing that narrative, though. Maxi Kozler Koven is building a bicoastal network of women angel investors. Tosca Musk created an OTT platform for consumers of romance content, mostly women and overlooked. After brewing kombucha in her closet, Daina Trout "followed her gut" to co-found Health Ade. Sarah Chambless is in the trenches as a legal advisor to female-led startups, and an investor. The panelists will discuss how they have moved beyond the statistics, and propose practical solutions, debating how to leverage women's unique traits as founders, funders, and customers to create a parallel investment ecosystem.
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