The Women of Silicon Valley excerpts from Pulse of the Valley, August 5 - August 18

WITI News Staff

October 02, 2023

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The Women of Silicon Valley

excerpts from Pulse of the Valley, August 5 - August 18

Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies (6) received $101(6.7%) of the $1.5B in total investments for this period. Click on the person or company name to see details, including their LinkedIn profiles, pages and website.

Stacy Edgar, CEO & Co-founder of Venteur closed a $7.6M Seed with $7.7M in total capital.

Venteur provides a platform where employers provide pre-tax dollars to employees who can select their own health insurance.

Gayle Tait, CEO & Co-founder of Trove Recommerce, Trove Recommerce closed a $30M Series E with $152.5M in total capital.

Trove is the market leader in branded resale and trade-in for world-class brands and retailers such as Canada Goose, lululemon, Patagonia, REI, Levi’s, Arc’teryx, Allbirds, and more.

Inga Petryaevskaya, CEO & Co-founder of ShapesXR closed a $8.6M Seed for the company's first outside funding.

ShapesXR is the creation and collaboration platform for XR content and experiences in the metaverse.

Danielle Pensack, CEO & Co-founder of Rightfoot closed a $15M Series A with $21M in total capital.

Rightfoot is building the standard API connection for consumer-permissioned data and payments.

Maggie Nixon, CEO & Co-founder of Capstan Medical closed a $31.4M Series B with $31.4M in total capital.

Capstan Medical focuses on minimally invasive, heart valve intervention, using a suite of next-generation heart valve implants and a 1st of its kind catheter-based robotic delivery platform.

Analisa Goodin, CEO & Co-founder of Catch+Release closed a $8.8M Series A with $31.3M in total capital.

Catch+Release is a content licensing marketplace for brands and creators.

Women on the Move

Elina Vilk joined the team at HootSuite as CMO this month.

Maya Marcus moved from Palo Alto Networks to Abnormal Security as Chief People Officer this month.

Sherice Torres joined the team at ChargePoint as CMO this month.

Pat Aubort joined the team at Altais as CFO this month.

Sara Devitt joined the team at Dedrone as Chief People Officer this month

Alexia Smith joined the team at Neon as Sr. People Operations Specialist in June, 2023.

Mariah Nagy joined the team at Weights & Biases as Chief People Officer in July, 2023.

Kaitlyn Glancy joined the team at Eclipse Ventures as Partner in June, 2023.

Kim Shepard moved from Samsara to Collective Health as SVP Client Success this month.

Iris Hermelin moved from Anyroad to as Chief People Officer this month.

Eileen O'Mara joined the team at Stripe as Chief Revenue Officer this month.

Heather McLinden moved from HoneyBook to ngrok as Chief People Officer this month.

Jill Larsen joined the team at Synopsys as Chief People Officer in July, 2023.

Women Joining Boards of Directors

Nina Hargus, CMO of Virtustream has joined the board at WSO2 this month.

Christine Fox, Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense of Department of Defense has joined the board at Muon Space this month.

Pilar Manchon of Google has joined the board at Eventbrite this month.

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