The Women of Silicon Valley excerpts from Pulse of the Valley, July 31 - August 4

WITI News Staff

October 02, 2023

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The Women of Silicon Valley

excerpts from Pulse of the Valley, July 31 - August 4

Investments in Women-Led Companies

Women-led companies (3) received $15M (2%) of the $718M in total investments for this period. Click on the person or company name to see details, including their LinkedIn profiles, pages and website.

Fatma Kaplan, CEO & Co-founder of Pheronym received a $1M Grant with $2.1M in total capital.

Pheronym is an Ag-biotech company that develops green solutions for agricultural pest control using nematodes' own pheromones to control their behavior and development.

Rashmi Melgiri, CEO & Co-founder of Functional Finance closed a $8M Seed for the company's first outside funding.

Functional Finance provides financial operations software serving tech-forward insurance companies with an API-driven embedded solution that helps operators automate and own all aspects of money flow from checkout and financing through payables and refunds.

Kendall Warson, CEO & Co-founder of Cohart closed a $5M Seed for the company's first outside funding.

Cohart is a vertical marketplace for creators and their collectors to connect and monetize their communities online.

Women Joining Boards of Directors

Neha Narula, Director of the Digital Currency Initiative of MIT Media Lab has joined the board at Block this month.

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