The Pulse Celebrates The Following Women November 1 - 11

WITI News Staff

November 12, 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, November 1 - 11



Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies (6) received $83M (9%) of the $904M in total investments for the week.
Click on any person or company name to see details, including LinkedIn and website.

Ellen Rudolph, CEO & CoFounder of WellTheory, closed a $7.2M Series A for the company's first outside investment.
WellTheory is an early-stage startup on a mission to reverse the autoimmune epidemic.

Kathy Zhu,, CEO and Co-Founder of Streamline AI, closed a $3M Seed for the company's first outside investment.
Streamline AI is an intelligent intake and workflow automation platform that is purpose-built for in-house legal teams.

Natalia Karayaneva,, CEO & Founder of Propy, closed a $1.5M Series A with $18.2M in total capital.
Propy is a Silicon Valley leader in real estate transaction and offer management for brokers and agents. We cover the entire transaction process securely and simply, from offer to close.

Mahsa Rostami,, CEO & Founder of Revero, closed a $5M Seed for the company's first outside investment.
Revero's mission is to reverse autoimmune and other chronic diseases by addressing the root causes.

Elli Kaplan,, CEO & CoFounder of Neurotrack, closed a $10M Series Unknown with $60.4M in total capital.
Neurotrack is building the cognitive health platform of the future, giving people direct access to tools and technology to assess, strengthen, and monitor their cognitive health.

Hanadie Yousef,, CEO & CoFounder of Juvena Therapeutics, closed a $41M Series A with $49.2M in total capital.
Juvena Therapeutics is a biotech company accelerating the development of therapeutics by unlocking the therapeutic potential of secreted proteins.

Heather Simonsen,, CEO & CoFounder of Boomerang Medical, closed a $15M Series A with $18M in total capital.
Boomerang Medical is developing a technology to advance the treatment of autoimmune diseases by harnessing the body’s own peripheral wiring in order to manage inflammation and immune response.

Women on the Move
Dayna Quanbeck joined the team at Rothys as CFO & COO this month.
Heather Archibald joined the team at Rothys as Chief Product & Merchandising Officer this month.
Michelle Gass moved from Impossible Foods to Levi Strauss as President this month.
Leslie Sims joined the team at as Chief Marketing and Creative Officer this month.
Christel Mauffet-Smith joined the team at Arteris IP as EVP Sales this month.
Alecia Pritchett has joined the team at ixLayer as Chief Growth Officer this month.
Lina Alcala has joined the team at Oura as Chief People Officer this month.
Christiana Cacciapuoti has joined the team at Keyo as CMO in October, 2022.

Women Joining Boards of Directors
Jodi Shelton CEO of Global Semiconductor Alliance has joined the board at Silvaco this month.
Audrey Zibelman CEO/President of Viridity Energy has joined the board at Span.io this month.
Barbara Klencke Chief Medical Officer of Sierra Oncology has joined the board at Immune-Onc Therapeutics this month.
Shereta Williams SVP Growth Operations of Cox Enterprises has joined the board at OpenGov this month.

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