Let's talk about the equity gap

This November, Carta will release our 2nd annual study analyzing the gender equity gap. Join us to dive deep into the numbers and talk about how we can get more women on the cap table. The stakes are high—let’s close the gap together.

When

Monday, November 4, 2019
5 PM - 9 PM

Where

Gallery 308, Fort Mason
San Francisco

Registration closed
FEATURED SPEAKERS

#ANGELS

#ANGELS is an investment collective founded by Chloe Sladden, Jessica Verrilli, April Underwood, Katie Stanton, Vijaya Gadde, and Jana Messerschmidt in 2015. In addition to investing in phenomenal companies, their mission is to get more women on the cap tables of successful startups. In partnership with Carta, they published the Gap Table study in 2018.

Collectively they have a portfolio of 120+ companies across a wide range of industries including Gusto, Bird, Carta, Brandless, Winnie, Carrot Fertility, and Airtable.

The Speakers

Hear these leaders speak about their experiences in the venture-backed ecosystem and how we can work together to increase women’s representation on the cap table and in the board room.

Kate Brodock

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
WOMEN 2.0
Kate is the co-founder and CEO of Women 2.0, a global brand for women in tech and startups. In May, she founded W Fund, investing directly in outstanding companies led by innovative leaders.

Esther Crawford

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
SQUAD
Esther is the founder and CEO of Squad, a virtual hang out space that allows users to screenshare and video chat on mobile simultaneously. Previously, she has been a marketing leader at Stride Labs and Coach.me.

Naomi Ionita

PARTNER
MENLO VENTURES
Naomi is a partner at Menlo Ventures with deep operating experience. She built product-led growth teams at Evernote and Invoice2go and regularly advises and speaks on the topic. Naomi holds an MBA from Stanford.

Emily Kramer

HEAD OF MARKETING
CARTA
Emily is the head of marketing at Carta and co-author of the Table Stakes study. She's developed and led marketing teams at Carta, Asana, Astro (acquired by Slack), and Ticketfly (acquired by Eventbrite).

Sarah Kunst

MANAGING DIRECTOR
CLEO CAPITAL
Sarah is the managing director of Cleo Capital, founder of Proday, and Forbes 30 under 30 award winner. A contributing editor at Marie Claire, she has previously worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel, & Mohr Davidow Ventures.

Jenny Lefcourt

GENERAL PARTNER
FREESTYLE CAPITAL
Jenny is a GP at Freestyle Capital and a founding member of All Raise, a non-profit that accelerates the success of female founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future.

Sara Mauskopf

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
WINNIE
Sara is the co-founder and CEO of Winnie, a platform that helps parents find local childcare, preschool, and more. Before Winnie, Sara was a product leader at Postmates, Twitter, YouTube, and Google.

Jennifer Neundorfer

MANAGING PARTNER
JANE VC
Jen is a founding partner of Jane VC, a seed stage fund that invests in visionary women. Over her career, Jen has invested in or advised over 50 early stage startups. As an operator she’s launched and scaled businesses at 21st Century Fox and YouTube.

Christie Pitts

GENERAL PARTNER
BACKSTAGE CAPITAL
Christie is a GP at Backstage Capital and co-founder & CEO of Backstage Studio investing in women, People of Color, & LGBTQ founders. Since 2015, Backstage has invested in 124 companies led by underestimated founders.

Tracy Sun

CO-FOUNDER & SVP NEW MARKETS
POSHMARK
Tracy is the co-founder and SVP of new markets at Poshmark, a leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers. She holds an MBA from Dartmouth and has been highlighted as a "Top Female Tech Founder" by USA Today.

Henry Ward

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
CARTA
Henry Ward is the co-founder and CEO of Carta, a software platform for founders, investors, and employees to manage equity and ownership. Prior to Carta, Henry was founder and CEO of Secondsight, a portfolio optimization platform for retail investors.

Agenda

 

5 PM

Registration + Networking

5:30 PM

Opening remarks from Henry Ward

The origins of the Gap Table with #ANGELS

Table Stakes Data with Emily Kramer

 

6:30 PM

Founder panel moderated by Jenny Lefcourt

Investor panel moderated by Kate Brodock

Panelist Q & A

7:45 PM

Networking

 

Attire: come as you are

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