A week ago, we brought our dream to life: we kicked off the first edition of The Bridge: The first world’s conference #bridigingthegap in the funding space by connecting LPs to women GPs. We are beyond grateful to our Selection Committee Lisa EdgarSeyonne KangTracy Fong and our Speakers: Theresia GouwSonja PerkinsMary Jane ElmoreAriana ThackerHenry WardRachel GoddardKatie Jacobs StantonAngela Outlaw-MathenyAku (Aakriti) SrikanthTatiana KoffmanOdile RoujolRaed A. MasriKarin KleinAlejandro CremadesJeremy NeilsonJessica Peltz-ZatuloveSutian DongJamie Rhode, CFAKelvin LiuWellington (Welly) SculleyGraham PingreeRilwan MeeranKate Shillo BeardsleyKate StarrKarey Barker, CFACynthia D.Adi DivgiHeran G.Lo ToneyCourtney Russell McCreaDeena Shakireric sippelSoraya DarabiJessie Jia Guo The Bridge Team: Emna GharianiSophia PlattPeach Nashed
We are thrilled to share some data behind it:
– 163 unique connections between women GPs and LPs have been made;
– 100+ GP applications, 30 VCs selected to attend;
– 10 GPs selected to present by our Selection Committee
– 138 individuals participated;
We couldn’t have done it without our Sponsors: Cooley and Carta (diamond sponsors), Assure and Venture Back Office. Our Partners: Tocca and Women In VC.