The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women October 24 - 28

WITI News Staff

October 31, 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 24 - 28



Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies (6) received $80M (9%) of the $878M in total investments for the week.
Click on any person or company name to see details, including LinkedIn and website.

Shensi Ding, CEO & CoFounder of Merge, closed a $55M Series B with $74.5M in total capital.
Merge's Unified API enables developers to integrate just once and give their customers access to over 150 HR Information Systems (HRIS), Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Accounting, Ticketing, and CRM integrations.

Paula Villamarin, CEO and Founder of LinkedAI, closed a $.5M Seed with $.7M in total capital.
LinkedAI is a web platform that allows building highly accurate training datasets using machine learning to reduce data labeling time by up to 70%.

Catherine Denni, ,, CEO & CoFounder of Fursure, closed a $3M Seed with $6M in total capital.
Fursure is the first financial platform for pet parents, spanning debit cards, insurance, and more - the first mobile banking app made by pet parents for pet parents.

Joanna Strober,, CEO & CoFounder of Midi Health, closed a $14M Seed for the company's first outside investment.
Midi Health is the only comprehensive virtual care clinic for women navigating midlife hormonal transition.

Taylor Lint,, CEO & CoFounder of Swantide, closed a $7M Seed for the company's first outside investment.
Swantide helps the fastest growing companies design, build and manage their GTM tech stack with its self-service, cloud-based platform.

Women on the Move
Marla Kessler joined the team at Datavant as CMO this month.
Trish Howell moved from Avail Medsystems to Element Science as COO this month.
Amelia Forrest Kaye joined the team at Salt Security as VP Customer Success this month.
Priya Bhatia joined the team at CodeSignal as VP Customer Success this month.
Natallia Beliakova has joined the team at ClearScale as Chief Revenue Officer this month.
Jieun Choe has joined the team at Viz.ai as CMO this month.
Amelia Forrest Kaye has joined the team at Salt Security as VP Customer Success this month.
Priya Bhatia has joined the team at CodeSignal as VP Customer Success this month.
Diane Gomez-Thinnes has joined the team at Better Therapeutics as Chief Commercial Officer this month.
Shoshi Naymann has joined the team at Nitricity as Manager, Mechanical Design Engineer - Battery Engineering in August, 2022.
Alison Killilea has joined the team at SVB Capital as Managing Partner this month.
Kate McAndrew has joined the team at SBaukunst as Partner in April, 2022.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Alison Wagonfeld CMO, Google Cloud of Google has joined the board at Bill.com this month.

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