The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women September 12 - 16

WITI News Staff

September 18, 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, September 12 - 16



Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies received $1.1B (55%) of the $2B in total investments for the week.
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Shani Bocian Steinberg, CEO & cofounder of Allermi, closed a $1.2M Pre-Seed with $2.5M in total capital.
Allermi provides direct-to-consumer delivery of customized prescription allergy medications, designed and formulated by world-class allergists.
Neha Palmer, CEO of Terawatt Infrastructure, closed a $1000M Series A with $1.1B in total capital.
TeraWatt Infrastructure designs, operates and owns electric vehicle charging centers for fleet operations combining property assets with energy and charging expertise.
Maria Rioumine,, CEO & Founder of Kojo Technologies, closed a $39M Series C with $83.6M in total capital.
Kojo enables trade and self-perform general contractors to take control of their margins by consolidating the procurement process onto one, all-inclusive digital platform.
Tina D'Agostin,, CEO of Alcatraz AI, closed a $25M Series A with $44.9M in total capital.
Alcatraz makes authentication secure and frictionless with our platform that is scalable, fast, easy to integrate and works with existing access control systems.
Christelle Rohaut,, CEO of Codi, closed a $16M Series A with $25.9M in total capital.
Codi is killing the traditional long-term lease and reinventing commercial real estate with Codi spaces, private, turnkey offices that enable companies to thrive with the most flexible terms on the market.

Women-led companies making acquisitions
Algolia, led by Bernadette Nixon, acquired Search.io for an undisclosed amount.
Algolia Disrupts Market with Australia-based Search.io Acquisition, providing the world's first and only API-First hybrid search engine, with both keyword and semantic search in a platform that is blazing fast, massively scalable, and, importantly, cost effective.
Petra, led by Kim Abrams, acquired Zilper Trenchless for an undisclosed amount.
Petra Acquires Norfolk, Virginia-based Trenchless Tunneling Company Zilper whose unique boring solution for soft ground and cobbles expands Petra’s market into hurricane prone coasts and other nightmare geologies, protecting communities from the effects of climate change.

Women on the Move
Kristina Herrmann joined the team at Forage Payments as Chief Business Officer this month..
Ashley Chandler moved from Color to Zipline as CMO this month.
May Mitchell joined the team at Open Systems as CMO this month..
Rachel Delphin has joined the team at Twitch as CMO this month..
Paige R Leidig moved from Netbase Quid to Simpplr as CMO in August, 2022.
Stephanie Garcia moved from 8x8 to Uniphore as Chief People Officer in August, 2022.
Andrea Ambrose Lobato joined the team at TruckSmarter as General Counsel in July, 2022.
Tamar Belkin moved from RenovITe Technologies to Sightfull as VP Marketing in June, 2022.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Penny Herscher, President/CEO of FirstRain has joined the board at Nutcracker Therapeutics this month..
Michelle Frymire of CWT has joined the board at Sonder this month..

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