Panel Discussion

Raising Capital In The Age Of Covid: New Rules For Founders

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Raising Capital In The Age Of Covid: New Rules For Founders

According to Pitchbook, venture capital going to teams that include a women founder has grown to a paltry 15.7% in 2019. Dire headlines about shrinking VC funding due to Covid have not painted an optimistic picture for women founders. Let’s hear what the insiders think about the future for women founders - and more importantly - how we can come out of these crises stronger. Where are the opportunities for women founders? What are the headlines not telling us. Join an all-star panel of fantastic VCs who can point women founders in the direction our world needs today for a stronger future that lifts us all. This panel will be moderated by Maggie McGrath, Editor, ForbesWomen. Sponsored by Cooley LLP.

Meet The Speakers

Gabby Contro
Gabby Contro

Gabby is a Principal at Crosslink, a leading early-stage VC firm based in San Francisco, where she leads investments in early-stage enterprise and consumer technology companies, including SaaS, marketplaces, internet services, and digital healthcare.

Sarah Kunst
Sarah Kunst
Sarah Kunst is the managing director of Cleo Capital & a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine. She has served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund and on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment.
Danielle Gershowitz
Danielle Gershowitz

Danielle advises technology and high growth companies throughout their lifecycles on incorporation and formation; seed, strategic and venture capital financings; corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. She also regularly represents investors in financing and restructuring transactions.

Maggie McGrath
Maggie McGrath

Maggie McGrath is the editor of ForbesWomen, Forbes' vertical dedicated to covering all angles of female entrepreneurship. Previously, she was in charge of covering - and helping to oversee coverage of - the food and drink industry. She has edited the 30 Under 30 Food/Drink list since 2015 and the Just 100 since 2017. She's worked at Forbes since 2013 and in that time has written on everything from the student debt crisis to Triple Crown-contending (and winning) horses.