The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women October 3 - 7

WITI News Staff

October 10, 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, October 3 " 7



Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies received $61M (5%) of the $1.23B in total investments for the week.
Click on any person or company name to see details, including LinkedIn and website.

Dee Datta, CEO & CoFounder of Switch Therapeutics, closed a $19.9M Series Seed for the company's first funding.
Switch Therapeutics is developing a new generation of RNAi therapies based on revolutionary technology developed at Caltech, City of Hope and Harvard Medical School.

Catherine Berman, CEO & Cofounder of Cnote, closed a $20M Series A with $71.4M in total capital.
CNote enables efficient investment at scale in fixed-income and time deposit products that advance economic equality, racial justice, gender equity and climate change adaptation.

Hanna Wu,, CEO & CoFounder of Amplify Life Insurance, closed a $10.1M Series A with $25.1M in total capital.
Amplify is the first digital permanent life insurance platform offering customers direct access to products that offer access tax-efficient investment returns and provide lifelong protection.

Lily Danqi Shen, CEO & CoFounder of Trash Warrior, closed a $8M Seed with $12.7M in total capital.
Trash Warrior provides a tech-enabled platform of waste management services for business clients, including companies such as Amazon, Tuft & Needle, Holiday Inn.

Julia Stiglitz,, CEO & CoFounder of Corise, closed a $3M Seed with $8.5M in total capital.
CoRise partners with industry leaders to transform the way professionals and companies build technical, high-demand skills at scale.

Women on the Move
Monica Bhatia joined the team at Equii as CEO this month..
Cecilia Qvist joined the team at Leia as CEO this month..
Karen Egan has joined the team at Cohesity as Chief Customer Experience Officer this month..
Sara Dadyar joined the team at Proterra as Chief People Officer this month.
Sejal Patel Daswani joined the team at Iterable as Chief People Officer this month.
Kelly Wolf joined the team at Hippo as Chief Human Resources Officer this month.
Jennifer Johnson moved from Amplitude to CrowdStrike as CMO in September, 2022.
Jen Lucas joined the team at Tricentis as Chief People Officer in September, 2022.
Celia Francis moved from Xtime to Earthshot Labs as Head of Business Development in August, 2022.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Erin Polek SVP Corporate Controller of Qualcomm, has joined the board at Aeva in September, 2022.
Carol Berry Chief Business Officer of CellCarta, has joined the board at InterVenn BioSciences this month.
Cynthia L Lucchese CFO of Hillenbrand, has joined the board at CooperCompanies this month..

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