Throughout my career, I’ve attended dozens of women’s networking events, including lunches, happy hour meet-and-greets and more. In a professional culture where women are routinely left out of March Madness pools and are also denied the same choice of employment as men or a seat at the Vice President’s table, women-only networking groups have often […]
Techs and the City
68% of the adult population is not getting a restorative night’s sleep. Enter weighted bedding, which is said to relive stress, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep. The weighted blanket craze can be traced back to a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for the Gravity Blanket back in 2017 that raised $4.7M with a goal of only […]
Since most brands are obsessed with targeting millennials, baby boomers have been largely left out of this digital revolution, especially when it comes to personal finance. Kindur, a financial service company, is focused on helping baby boomers embrace modern retirement. For many retirees, its the first time in their lives that they are not receiving a […]
Learn how to set the tone for how sales team should interact with one another to prevent the typical bro culture all too often found.
In a male-dominated industry, playing the part isn’t always enough. When clients make embarrassing assumptions about your age or position in the company, here’s how to deal.
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, […]
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.