The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women July Week 4

WITI News Staff

July 31, 2022

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This week we celebrate these women making their mark in Silicon Valley.

The Women of Silicon Valley
excerpts from Pulse of the Valley, July Week 4



Investments in Women-Led Companies

$55.4M (.5%) of the $1.13B in total fundings for the week went to women.
Kyna Fong, CEO & coFounder of Elation Health, closed a $50M Series D for $108.5M in total capital.
Elation Health is the most trusted technology platform for high-value primary care.
Abby Adlermann, CEO & coFounder of Boardspan, closed a $1.8M Unknown with $1.8M in total capital.
Boardspan brings great boards together. Cultivating a great board is paramount to the success of...
Nicole Dawes, CEO & coFounder of Nixie Sparkling Water, closed her first funding, a $3.6M Seed with $3.6M.
Nixie Sparkling Water produces flavored sparkling water made with organic ingredients to eliminate...

Editor's Note: Nicole previously founded (2002) and is still active in Late July Organic Snacks, an independent and family-operated company that offers tortilla chips and crackers made of organic, non-GMO ingredients.

New Funds in Women-led Investors
Leshika Samarasinghe, Managing Partner & Cofounder of Twine Ventures closed her first investment fund of $25M.
Twine partners with early stage founders for whom purpose and profit are inextricably linked. We seek teams executing audacious missions in healthcare, climate, and financial empowerment.

Women on the Move
Olesyan Emkovskaya joined the team at Optic.xyz as Chief of People and Culture this month..
Reyna Fernandez moved from Intersect ENT to iRhythm Technologies as Head of Business Development in June, 2022.
Robin Toft VP Sales & Marketing of Monogram Biosciences has joined the board at Syapse this month.
Ran Xiao moved from Ambys Medicines to Septerna as VP Finance & Business Operations this month.
Liz Bhatt moved from Applied Molecular Transport to Septerna as COO this month.
Lia Coniglio moved from Oh My Green to Butlr Technologies as Head of People Operations & Recruiting this month.
Arunima Khullar Vohra joined the team at EvaBot as HR Manager in May, 2022.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Amy Ladd, Professor of Stanford University has joined the board at Allakos this month.

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