Women of color have traditionally not had access to the proper tailored tools to empower themselves financially, but this changes with Clever Girl Finance. This NYC startup focuses on financial education for minority women and was created by a self-starter, woman of color and daughter of immigrant parents. Bola Sokunbi founded Clever Girl to provide relevant, […]
Techs and the City
Remember how you styled your first apartment directly from an IKEA catalog? That’s no longer necessary thanks to The Inside, the direct-to-consumer custom brand for home décor. This company caters to those who want to personalize their spaces, fueled by technology while not breaking their bank accounts and not having to wait months for a custom order. […]
The trials and tribulations of raising a plant in your NYC apartment is no small feat. Many New Yorkers admit that they’d love to grow a plant, but it just seems like a hassle and the plant, unfortunately, ends up dead. Well, The Sill changes that by through its modern, direct-to-consumer plant offering. This brand […]
A popular excuse for not working out is: it’s an inconvenience. Joining a gym is inconvenient and finding the time is difficult. But that’s all destined to change with the creation of MIRROR, the first-ever interactive hardware-enabled home gym that streams live and on-demand fitness classes. Classes are led by NYC’s top fitness instructor and […]
We sit down with Anna Garcia, Partner at Runway Venture Partners, an early stage fund focused on making investments in companies that are post seed and post product-market fit, often serving as seed extension capital prior to an A round.
Today with sit down with Caitlin Strandberg, Principal at Lerer Hippeau, the most active seed stage fund in NYC. Currently investing out of its sixth fund, which just closed in May at $122M, Lerer Hippeau has made over 250 investments in companies such as Venmo, Plated, Moat, Tapad, SeatGeek, and Warby Parker. Caitlin joined us to discuss her path to venture after working as an early employee at LearnVest and Behance, the differences between the various roles found in venture, the many resources Lerer Hippeau offers entrepreneurs, actionable tips for entrepreneurs seeking funding, and much, much more.
The recent rise in feminine healthcare subscriptions has led to the development of various companies, but one business that has caught investors’ eyes is Athena Club, the direct-to-consumer tampon subscription startup. This startup isn’t your typical subscription; it sends high quality, organic tampons directly to your doorstep for less than $8 a month and shipping […]
Today, we speak with Rupa Krishnan, the head of product at Betterment for Business, the technology-led 401(k) provider. Krishnan is a Harvard Business School alum, and prior to joining Betterment, she was a VP at MasterCard, successfully leading the launch of the MasterPass digital wallet. Krishnan developed solutions for MasterPass’s key partners including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, and she continues this type of innovation at Betterment by creating new, customer-focused technology. Active in the community, Krishan is a supporter of organizations such as Girls Who Code, Women in Engineering, and Girls with Impact.
The business world is changing fast, nowhere more so than in the technology sector. Workers today need both the drive and the skills to keep pace in the changing landscape. That’s especially true for women in tech, a field which remains notoriously difficult for women to succeed in. Though the issue has received more attention […]
Today, we speak with Rashmi Melgiri, cofounder of CoverWallet, the data-powered, online insurance management platform for small businesses. Before founding the company in 2015, Melgiri primarily worked in management consulting focused on TMT. For her work at CoverWallet, she was recently named to the 2018 Crain’s New York 40 under 40 list and CoverWallet is thriving, having raised more than $35M in funding from top tier investors that include Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, Two Sigma, and Foundation Capital. Melgiri received both her undergrad degree and MBA from MIT and is extremely active in the MIT community, speaking at numerous events including the StartMIT conference, which enables innovative MIT alumni to help guide student entrepreneurs.
Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article… Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old […]