The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women September 19 - 23

WITI News Staff

September 26, 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 19 - 23

Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies received $102M (14.8%) of the $687M in total investments for the week.
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Sonia Kastner, CEO of Pano AI, closed a $20M Series A with $28M in total capital.
Pano AI is a leader in early wildfire detection and intelligence, providing advanced tools and up-to-the-minute intelligence to quickly mitigate wildfire threats while protecting lives, property, and the environment.
Shely Aronov, CEO & Cofounder of InnerPlant, closed a $16M Series A with $22M in total capital.
InnerPlant integrates synthetic biology, sensor systems, and data science to create living sensors, plants that detect fungi, insect, and water stress within hours of infection and generate an optical signal collected remotely.
Catherine Berman,, CEO & C0Founder of CNote, closed a $7.2M Series A with $51.4M in total capital.
CNote enables corporations, institutions and individuals to efficiently invest at scale in fixed-income and time deposit products that advance economic equality, racial justice, gender equity and climate change adaptation.
Mika Eddy,, CEO & Cofounder of Malama Health, closed a $.5M Pre-Seed with $.5M in total capital.
Malama Health enables HIPAA-compliant remote monitoring of diabetes in pregnancy.
Jane Chao,, CEO & Cofounder of Ceribell, closed a $50M Series C with $151M in total capital.
Ceribell is focused on making electroencephalography (EEG) widely accessible, more efficient, and more cost-effective to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk for seizures.
Amy Buckner,, CEO & Cofounder of AnswerLab, closed a Private Equity round of an undisclosed amount for an undisclosed amount in total capital.
AnswerLab enables leading global enterprises to apply a human-centered design process to every product they launch.
Virginia Klausmeier,, CEO & Cofounder of Sylvatex, closed a $8.4M Series A with $17.4M in total capital.
Sylvatex (SVX) is an advanced manufacturing technology company that collaborates with electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers.

Women on the Move
Hagit Ynon joined the team at WalkMe as EVP Finance & Operations/Interim CFO this month..
Angela Gill Nelms joined the team at RenovoRx as COO this month..
Nita Patel has joined the team at Chooch AI as VP Marketing this month..
Heather D Turner moved from Lyell Immunopharma to Carmot Therapeutics as COO this month.
Jessica Super joined the team at Operant Networks as VP Business Development and Marketing this month.
Soo Jin joined the team at FreeWheel as Chief Strategy Officer in August, 2022.
Sonia Lo joined the team at Unfold Ag as CEO/President in July, 2022.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Eva Chin, Executive Director of SOLVE FSHD has joined the board at Altay Therapeutics this month..
Anne Phillips SVP of Novo Nordisk has joined the board at Carmot Therapeutics this month.

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