The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women August 29 - September 2

WITI News Staff

September 04, 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 29 - September 2

Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies received $26M (4%) of the $598M in total fundings for the week.
Regina Clewlow, CEO & Founder of Populus, closed a $11M Series A with $19.8M in total capital.
Populus helps cities and private mobility providers deliver safe, efficient, and equitable streets with access to mobility data from shared bike, scooter, moped and carsharing operators, and delivery services.
Nishika de Rosairo, CEO & Founder of HumanQ, closed a $2M Series Seed with $3.50M in total capital.
HumanQ is a technology-driven, intimate Group Coaching platform, designed to unlock human potential, using Tracks that are pre-designed for transformation to align with the organization's strategic goals versus the individuals goals.
Noosheen Hashemi, CEO & Founder of January AI, closed a $13M Series A with $25.2M in total capital.
January AI is the developer of a healthcare system designed to promote resilient health while predicting, postponing and preventing chronic conditions.

Women-led companies making acquisitions
Kinside, led by CEO Shadiah Sigala, acquired LegUp for an undisclosed amount.
Kinside is a comprehensive platform for working parents to find, secure, and save on child care. LegUp is the first universal child care enrollment system. The two tech companies are joining forces to continue transforming the child care industry.
Rayont, led by CEO Marshini Moodley, acquired The SkinDNA Company for an undisclosed amount.
Rayont’s mission is to become a leader in integrative health and wellness concentrating on natural and alternative medicine products and services, and personalized healthcare starting at the very foundation of all individuals - DNA.
Instacart, led by CEO Fidji Simo, acquired Eversight for an undisclosed amount.
Instacart is the leading online grocery platform in North America, offering same-day delivery and pickup services. Eversight is the recognized leader in AI-powered pricing and promotions. The acquisition will give retailers and CPG brands access to new individualized and customized pricing tools and dynamic insights about customer behavior.

Women on the Move
Sofya Pogreb moved from Next Insurance to as COO this month.
Tamanna Prashar joined the team at Hound Labs as COO this month..
Amanda Blum joined the team at Lynx Software Technologies as as CFO this month..
Deborah Wolf moved from Integrate to Lookout as CMO this month.
Nicole Phillips joined the team at Treasury Prime as VP Marketing this month.
Grace Hu joined the team at Lunar Energy as Head of Legal & HR this month.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Elaine Heron, CEO/Chairman of Labcyte has joined the board at Vaxart this month..
Penny Herscher, President/CEO of FirstRain has joined the board at Smart Global Holdings as in September, 2021..

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