Funding Conversations ultimately make funding money go around. Each week, Global Invest Her brings you the latest funding news and updates from investors, founders, and ecosystem players. This week, Anne Ravanona has a funding conversation with Sara Zulkosky, Managing Partner at Recast Capital, the fund that invests in emerging fund managers in the U.S. Ever wondered where VC funds get their money from? What's happening with first time fund managers and why you should care? (especially if you are a female founder raising money). Don't miss this exciting episode to find out more!
How do new VC funds raise money and build their team? What's an emerging fund manager and why should you care? Join us to find out more!
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About this Webinar:
Welcome to our Funding Conversations series, where you hear from investors who truly care about investing in women entrepreneurs and diverse founders, female founders who've successfully raised funding, and ecosystem partners who, like us, want to help close the funding gap for female founders. All in a relaxed, informal conversation.
This week, join your passionate women's advocate and Host, Anne Ravanona in chatting with Sara Zulkosky, Managing Partner at Recast Capital, the fund that invests in emerging fund managers in the U.S.
What you'll learn:
Join us for a casual, information-packed event where you can ask your questions to Sara live!
What you'll get when you join us:
Kick off at 9am PST/12pm EST/ 6pm CEST and finish - 1 hour webinar and allow an extra 15 minutes in case the Q&A gets
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About our Guest Speaker: Sara Zulkosky - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Recast Capital
Sara is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Recast Capital. Prior to co-founding Recast, Sara served as a Venture Partner at Greenspring Associates, a venture capital platform with over $12B in assets under management. Sara managed Greenspring’s early-stage venture fund evaluation committee, supported the firm’s Micro venture fund evaluation committee and led the firm’s impact investing initiative. She was also responsible for sourcing, due diligence efforts and/or managing a number of Greenspring’s direct and secondary investments.
Prior to Greenspring, Sara was as a Principal with CNF Investments, a private investment firm affiliated with Clark Enterprises, Inc. CNF focuses on venture capital and private equity opportunities (fund and direct) in technology, life sciences and energy. Before CNF, Sara participated in Foundation Capital’s Young Entrepreneurs Program, where she helped identify promising investment opportunities in the Washington, DC area. Sara was also the Director of Product Management for SkyBuilt Power, Inc., a venture-backed clean-tech company that provided rapidly- deployable renewable energy solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community, and telecommunications industry (domestic and international markets). She was with the business from its inception, hired as the third full-time employee, also supporting it as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, and its Director of Engineering.
Sara received a M.B.A from Georgetown University, and a M.S. in Engineering Management and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University. Sara is also a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 23. She has served as an entrepreneurial advisor at Georgetown University since 2015.
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Twitter: @SaraZulkosky, @RecastCapital
About Your Host: Anne Ravanona - Founder & CEO, Global InvestHer, InvestHer Podcast Host and Global Women's AdvocateAnne Ravanona is Founder & CEO of Global Invest Her, the go-to platform for early-stage women entrepreneurs that demystifies funding & helps them get investor-ready. Her mission is to help 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs Get Funded by 2030.
A dynamic and passionate women’s advocate with over 25 years experience in global business, she is a TEDx speaker about the challenges women entrepreneurs face when looking for funding and advises Fortune 500 companies on Gender Diversity as a Consultant.
She was recently named on the Top 100 Influencers in Gender Equality and Diversity and President of the Jury for the past 2 years of the Prix Simone Veil de la République Française (international prize recognising those who work on gender equality for women), by President Macron of France.
In March 2020, she was invited to a special lunch with President Macron and other global gender equality advocates, where she advised on how to improve access to capital for women entrepreneurs. In June 2020, she launched the #1MillionInvestHers campaign including InvestHer Directory, a new global directory of women-founded businesses, where both consumers and investors can find them.
Website: Global Invest Her
Twitter: @anneravanona, @globalinvesther
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