The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women August Week 4

WITI News Staff

August 29, 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 4

Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies received $81M (9.7%) of the $839M in total fundings for the week.
Purva Gupta, CEO & coFounder of Lily AI, closed a $25M Series B with $39.5M in total capital.
Lily AI is the product attributes platform that injects the language of the customer across the existing retail stack, accurately connecting shoppers with relevant products.
Yoona Kim, CEO & coFounder of Sequel (fka Introvoke), closed a $8M Series A with $10.8M in total capital.
Sequel (fka Introvoke) is the only no-code/low-code solution to enable brands to easily build their own live events experiences and engage their communities on their own websites.
Dina Burkitbayeva, CEO & coFounder of Freedom Biosciences, closed a $10.5M Seed with $10.5M in total capital.
Freedom Biosciences is a clinical-stage biotechnology platform developing next-generation psychedelic therapeutics that can significantly change the way we treat mental health indications.
Lydia Han , CEO & coFounder of ModernLoop, closed a $9M Series A with $12.1M in total capital.
ModernLoop helps teams automate and streamline recruiting operations with an online interview scheduling platform to power recruiting operations.
Rani Mavram, CEO & coFounder of Complete, closed a $4M Seed with $4.1M in total capital.
Complete is the complete way to communicate compensation, starting with interactive offer letters.
Lucy Hoag, CEO & coFounder of Violet Labs, closed a $4M Seed round for the company's first funding.
Violet Labs is building cloud-based software integration for complex hardware engineering.

Women-led companies that are self-funded & in the news
Naomi Davidson, CEO & coFounder of, founded in 2017. is a platform combining the power of AI with the science of building habits to help people reach their full potential.
Sonya Dreizler, CEO & coFounder of Choir, founded in 2021.
Choir is the financial industry’s first conference diversity certification and focused on amplifying the voices of financial professionals who are women, non-binary people, and people of color.

Women on the Move
Olga Lomov joined the team at Arine as Sr. People Operations Manager in June, 2022..
Rani Mavram joined the team at Complete as CEO in January, 2022..
Meghan Ryan joined the team at Treasury Prime as as CFO this month..
Judith Platz joined the team at SupportLogic as Chief Customer Officer in July, 2022.
Monica Ohara joined the team at HackerRank as CMO in July, 2022.
Angela Loeffler moved from Plastiq to Anyscale as Head of People this month.
Cindy Soriano joined the team at Delfi Diagnostics as VP Finance this month.
Ariana Hellebuyck moved from Life360 to Scribd as CMO this month.
Lauren Sommers joined the team at Anyroad as CMO this month.
Lucy Hoag joined the team at Violet Labs as CEO in October, 2021.
Leila Najafi joined the team at Aero as Head of Brand & Marketing in June, 2022.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Emilie Choi, President/COO of Coinbase has joined the board at Okta this month.
Aparna Chennapragada, Chief Product Officer of Robinhood has joined the board at eBay this month.
Katina Dorton, CFO of Nodthera has joined the board at Sonoma BioTherapeutics this month.

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