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The Bulletin #14: Great Women in VC to Learn From 🔥
Welcome back! How are you? 👋
Welcome back to the Bulletin, featuring everything Van Wickle Ventures is reading, listening to, thinking about, and more in the world of VC.
What We're Consuming in Venture:
Celebrating International Women’s Day this Past Tuesday 🔥
If you haven’t read our last blog post, Paving Ways for Women in VC, check it out!
But, anyways, the percentages of women in VC isn’t looking so hot...
Women compose only 4.9% of VC partners in the U.S. as of 2020.
Also note that this graph is extremely zoomed in so picture how these lines would look if the y-axis was scaled to 100%. The female-only line wouldn’t even be visible!
📚 Articles/Books we've enjoyed
Check out this slightly longer blog but a great deep dive into Flow, a blockchain created by Dapper Labs (also the creator of NBA Top Shot), and how the crypto world initially rejected it for being too centralized.
However! There’s much more complexity beneath the surface, with a “maximally decentralized platform to support a billion user building complex worlds on-chain.”
Networking for the Network-less with Daisy Onubogu 📞
She touches on the changes in the VC world, how to get started networking & find people that match your energy, and her thoughts how we should reimagine the entrepreneurship journey
Check out this storytime with Daisy Onubogu & Rachael Twumasi-Corson (Afrochenix) 👇
A Day in the Life in Corporate Venture Capital | **Kat Garcia X The Corporate Diary**
Kat Garcia is the founder and co-CEO of Cheres and has spent the last 15 years working in corporate VC, incubation studios, and has invested, built, & scaled startups.
Her series The Corporate Diary is a blog segment where she interviews young women in male dominated fields, including banking, gaming, VC, entrepreneurship, and more.
If you’re at the Ratty or Blue Room and have a quick 15 minutes, click the video above! 👆
🗣 People to Follow
Smart people whose Twitter feeds we like to stalk: this week we have 2 incredible female investors you need to know.
Ashley Aydin (@ashlaydin): Brown alum who is a Principal at Vamos Ventures, and previously invested at Brand Foundry Ventures, Founders Factory, and Dorm Room Fund!
Jessica Livingston (@jesslivingston): Co-founder of seed stage venture firm Y Combinator (how cool??)
Van Wickle Ventures Updates
Highlighting members of our community who are absolutely killing it: Cécile Tang who made these awesome graphics for ✨ our loveliest co-Directors ✨
Thanks for tuning in, see y’all next time <3
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