Sirius XM: Examining Gender Gap Issues in Venture Capital Funding with Randi Zuckerberg and Guests

During a recent episode of Randi Zuckerberg means business to Business Radio (Ch.132)Zuckerberg was joined by three female CEOs and a founding partner of a company – Dr Maya Ackerman, Shelly Kapoor-Collins, Christine Tsai and Brynne McNulty – discuss closing the gender gap in venture capital. During the special episode, guests discussed the challenges of the gender gap in venture capital, progress being made, ways to accelerate the reduction of gender inequality, strengthening owned businesses to women and the creation of better employment opportunities for women. Listen to the full episode on the SXM app For a limited time:

Women-founded companies are raising venture capital at significantly higher levels than at any time in the past decade, but the funding gap between all-female teams and mixed teams continues to grow, and the share of female-founded startups in all venture capital dollars remains low. Learn more about the special guests in the episode below.

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The episode’s guests include:

  • Dr. Maya Ackerman, CEO/co-founder of music AI startup WaveAI. Named “2020 Woman of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Maya is also a world-renowned AI researcher and professor at Santa Clara University. Maya’s findings on CV bias have been included in reports to the US Congress and Amnesty International.
  • Shelly Kapoor-Collins, partner of Sway Ventures and founding partner of the Shatter Fund, a venture capital fund investing exclusively in technology companies founded and led by women. She also held various public sector positions, including a position with the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) in the second Obama administration.
  • Christine Tsai, the CEO and founding partner of 500 Global, a venture capital firm that invests early in founders building fast-growing tech companies
  • Brynne McNulty, CEO and co-founder of Habi. Brynne closed the largest round raised by a female CEO in Latin America and the second largest Series B raised by a tech company in Colombia.

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