Female venture partners make 9% of the industry & out of which only 20% of female Partners invest at the growth stage & 37% at Series B rounds (CNBC 2018).
As the struggle to raise funds becomes harder, we have fewer women to diversify the decision. Venture Capital has notoriously been known as a "Boy Club", yet diversity in this space is imperative as it sets the tech ecosystem.
Join us as we hear from both sides of the investment coin, those looking for funding & those providing the funding.
We'll learn the struggles they have gone through, the challenges they face & what the industry is doing to cause a shift.
Each of these female trailblazers will share their stories of How She Got There.
About the Speaker
Founder & CEO, thelighthouse
Courtney Brand is the Founder & CEO of thelighthouse. Prior to thelighthouse, she worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years in New York, Shanghai, & Beijing, selling & delivering work to top clients including Alibaba, Apple, Mercedes, Porsche, & Danone.
After working for two years in New York, Courtney was transferred to PwC's Shanghai office to help launch the firm's new digital & innovation consulting practice in China which became the second highest revenue-generating team.
As the Founder & CEO of thelighthouse, she is working to empower professionals with the network, insights, & support to thrive in their ever-changing careers & the fast changing world of work.
She speaks Mandarin Chinese & French & graduated from Georgetown University.