The Female VC Lab showcases the journeys of female investors. We're sitting down with Female VCs and Investors to talk about their funds, how they invest, how they make an impact, and their vision for the future.
E006: Delilah Panio: TSX and TSXV
November 19, 2020 • 13 MIN
Delilah Panio is Vice President of U.S. Capital Formation for Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) based in Southern California. In this role, Delilah advises U.S. companies on the opportunity to list and raise capital on Canada’s premier equity markets. She is a frequent speaker and pitch competition judge and coach, and was named in the “2019 Top 100 People in Finance” Magazine.
Previously, Delilah spent 10 years at TSX and TSXV in business development and strategy. She has advised many companies on the going public process and provides an understanding of private and public financing options in Canada and the U.S.
Delilah is an Advisory Board Member for MAPLE Business Council, a trade organization between Canada and Southern California, and is Co-Chair of the Capital Council for WE Global, an innovation studio for women entrepreneurs.
Delilah is also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of We Are Enough, a non-profit that educates women on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses and/or with a gender lens.
E005: Claire Chang: Ignite XL Ventures
November 12, 2020 • 23 MIN
igniteXL Ventures is Silicon Valley based global seed fund investing in and igniting exceptional founders at the intersection point of technology, beauty, and wellness.
E004: Liz Kukka, Ethereum Classic Labs
November 5, 2020 • 25 MIN
Liz splits her time between Ethereum Classic Labs, and parent company Digital Finance Group. On a daily basis she can be found: sourcing startups, working with portfolio companies, providing updates to crypto-exchange partners, collaborating with universities, giving talks, and helping get Matrix Exchange ready to launch. Previously, she was at Plug and Play Tech Center where she led the Insurtech startup program globally. She holds an MBA and Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science.
E003: Vera Schroeder, Safar Partners
October 29, 2020 • 8 MIN
Vera Schroeder is an early stage tech investor at Safar Partners. As an associate at Safar, Vera evaluates and mentors entrepreneurs, conducts diligence, and supports portfolio companies. In addition to her work at Safar, Vera is an officer at MIT's Social Entrepreneurship Alumni Group and mentor with the Junior Achievement of Northern New England. She also mentors MIT and Harvard students interested in entrepreneurship and acts as a judge and panelist for local startup and VC events. Vera earned a PhD in chemistry from MIT specializing in nanoscience and materials science.
E002: Dr. Silvia Mah, Ad Astra Ventures
October 22, 2020 • 16 MIN
Dr. Silvia Mah, is entrenched in the startup scene as Partner at Ad Astra Ventures, aiming to “get to even” for high achieving women, founding fund manager for the San Diego Angel Conference Fund I, Investment Committee partner in the global social impact fund, Next Wave Impact, Founder & CEO of She Invests!, a platform for female founders to learn about investing & most recently, the new Director of the Center for Peace & Commerce at the University of San Diego. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Mah believes in integrating family and work to create a lifestyle that serves both with a strong cup of integrity.
Barbara Bickham, Women's Innovation Fund Accelerator
October 15, 2020 • 11 MIN
Barbara Bickham, Managing Partner, Women's Innovation Fund Accelerator
Founder/CTO of Trailyn Ventures
Discusses her journey and her why as a Venture Capitalist.
Answers the 3 podcast questions:
What inspired you to become a VC?
What is your investment thesis?
What are you learning/listening to/reading?
Contact: Linked-In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarabickham/