The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women August Week 3

WITI News Staff

August 20, 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, August Week 3



Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies received $183M (30%) of the $605M in total fundings for the week.
Iman Abuzeid, CEO & coFounder of Incredible Health, closed a $80M Series B with $97.3M in total capital at a $1B valuation, making it the valley's latest unicorn.
Incredible Health is a career marketplace for permanent healthcare workers that puts nurses in the driver's seat.
Uma Subramanian, CEO of Aero, closed a $65M Series B for $xx in total capital.
Aero offers premium seats on direct flights between private terminals using custom designed 16-seat aircraft.
Virginia Klausmeier, , CEO & coFounder of SVX, (fka Sylvatex) a $7.8M Series A with $9M in total capital.
Sylvatex has developed a renewable nano-chemistry platform that has applications in solutions for industry processing, materials stability, and fuels.
Hala Borno, CEO & coFounder of Trial Library, closed a $5M Seed round for the company's first funding.
Trial Library is committed to transforming the standard of care by addressing inequities in discovery and access to cancer clinical trials.
Zehra Cataltepe,, CEO & coFounder of Tazi.ai, closed a $4.6M Seed with $5.6M in total capital.
TAZI.AI provides easy-to-use, no-code and adaptive machine learning solutions that enable business experts to create, update, deploy and take actions with ML.
Tracy McNeil,, CEO & President of Materna Medical, closed a $20M Series B with $37.6M in total capital.
Materna Medical is devoted to improving women’s pelvic health through technology and empowerment, starting with Milli, Materna's all-in-one vaginal trainer.
Priya Abani,, CEO of AliveCor, closed an undisclosed amount Series F with $134.3M in total capital.
AliveCor is transforming cardiological care using deep learning with the FDA-cleared KardiaMobile device, the most clinically validated personal ECG solution in the world.
Kelly Pan,, CEO & Co-founder of Impact Food, closed a $.5M Seed round for the company's first funding.
Impact Food harnesses the power of plants and scientific innovation to create delicious, nutritious, and sustainable plant-based seafood.


Women on the Move
Darcie Henry joined the team at Flexport as Chief Human Resources Officer this month..
Amy Kilpatrick moved from Showpad to Contentful as CMO this month..
Amy Covert joined the team at VitalConnect as CFO this month.
Ayah Shashaa joined the team at Udacity as Chief Strategy and Business Operations Officer this month..
Joanne Quan moved from Zogenix to Nuvig Therapeutics as Chief Medical Officer this month..
Laura Podolsky joined the team at Curebase as General Counsel this month.
Mackenzie Moore joined the team at Arc as Head of Talent in July, 2022..
Kady Cooper joined the team at Deepcell as Head of People this month..
Siyaa Munjal joined the team at AtoB as GM Marketing in June, 2022..
Victoria Ashton joined the team at Lob as VP People in June, 2022..

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Ayesha Curry, individual investor, has joined the board at Back to the Roots this month.
Ann Freeman, VP GM of Nike has joined the board at Allbirds this month.
Katina Dorton, CFO of Nodthera has joined the board at Sonoma BioTherapeutics this month.

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