Our Female Founders Demo Day is a quarterly event we started in NYC in 2018 with a mission to create exciting fundraising opportunities for female entrepreneurs. As a startup ecosystem, we believe in walking the talk and bringing more awareness to this mission by starting conversations and showcasing our top women-led startups to help them raise capital.
Our partners and investors who believe in supporting inclusion in technology and empowering women entrepreneurs will be attending. A KiwiTech event to mingle with fellow investors, founders, thought leaders, and partners who believe that it is high time to build a strong community of committed leaders to support female-founded tech disruptions and change the landscape of startups and investors for female entrepreneurs.
Myneco Ramirez is a Partner and Chief Experience Officer at Chloe Capital. She is a technologist, entrepreneur, mother, and visionary builder with a broad background in IT, corporate events, and business development. For the last seven years, Myneco has served as Founder and CEO of MBR Concepts, a corporate event and conference planning company producing domestic and international events for tech companies. During this work, Myneco created investor networking events for pre-seed startups who have gone on to raise institutional capital and acquisitions. In addition, she has built several lifestyle businesses from the ground up, which catalyzed her passion for helping entrepreneurs. In addition to her work at Chloe Capital, Myneco is a real estate and angel investor. She’s also always on the cutting edge of technology, currently as a NFT collector and DeFi enthusiast. Myneco graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.S. in Information Technology.
Nabeela Merchant is an early-stage investor at the TELUS Pollinator Fund, a social-impact venture fund that invests in founders addressing the biggest challenges in health, education, agriculture and the environment. Nabeela cut her teeth in venture at Relay Ventures, where she focused on transformative fintech and AI solutions at the early stage. As an advocate for women’s empowerment, she co-founded the Canadian Women in VC community and is an activator at Coralus (fka SheEO). Prior to joining the venture ecosystem, Nabeela had a short half-life as an Electro-Optics Engineer. She received a B. Eng. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University.
Valeria Martinez started her career with Deloitte Consulting. Post-consulting, she transitioned to investing, gaining experience at Harlem Capital, PayPal Ventures, Avivar Capital, and Stanford’s Impact Fund focused on the intersection of human capital and technology. Valeria holds a BS from USC’s Marshall School of Business and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she also earned a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation for her work and studies in social entrepreneurship.
Amy McCawley is the Sr. Director Strategic Partnerships at KiwiTech. With her entrepreneurial zest and a keen eye for design/construction, Amy has also co-founded multiple firms majorly built on the interesting amalgamation of the two sectors; these companies include, The Livable Home and Lusso Interior Design.
With insights in both design/construction and tech for years, she enjoys investing and holding top positions at startup tech companies. Currently, she is making some new career moves and has launched a PaaS company with the help of her excellent business development skills acquired through her previous entrepreneurial stints.
I truly believe the zeitgeist of the venture community will be strengthen if the founders behind venture-backed ideas accurately represent our population. After all, statistics show that diverse teams raise more funds and succeed at higher rates, and it's no surprise investing in diverse founders is not just good business, it's smart business.
Women entrepreneurs represent the largest opportunity globally to create impact for a robust economy. At TiE Women, we leverage our global footprints and are building an institutionalized and sustainable ecosystem that embraces, engages and empowers all women entrepreneurs - irrespective of background, size or color. In a world currently in crisis mode, investing in women entrepreneurs is the way to go as gender parity is fast becoming the game changer.
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Experts say that if men and women were treated equally as entrepreneurs, our global economy would receive a $5 trillion boost! Investing in women allows everyone to do well by doing good.
I’m focused on impacting and inspiring the entire ecosystem of funding: from cultivating more female limited partners and female venture capital partners to funding more female founders and the products and services they create. This is whole systems change and a world in better harmony.
Finding solutions to the world's most pressing problems requires funding the brightest minds. And if you're not funding women, you're missing out on half of the brightest minds possible. No founder would ignore half their market, and no investor should, either. Investing in female founders is fundamental.
Companies are finding more and more that diverse teams positively affect their bottom line. We're seeing high interest in funding women-led companies, and we at Golden Seeds are proud to welcome these high potential women entrepreneurs to the table. We've been doing this work for over 14 years and we're happy to see that the general investment community is recognizing the value of diverse teams and women in leadership roles.
You must live your truth. Recognize, accept and embrace who you truly are and use it for your advantage. Make it not just great but greater than life. Why not?
We appreciate having the opportunity to invest in female founders who are building technology solutions to reimagine how work is done in these industries.
I’m happy I get to work at a company where we have an inclusive environment, and we not only have women supporting women, but men supporting women as well.
Venture capital investment is essentially all about people. Women make up half the population, so why female founders and investors only hold single digit percentage of the industry? If it’s not because of IQ (of course not), we have to fix it.
I believe that there is not a role or job that woman cannot get. and when one woman helps another, great things happen.
Authenticity breeds success. See, be, and lead your best and the rest will follow.
The best ideas come from a balanced, diverse team with multiple points of view.