SVP/GM @ GameFly, Chanin Capital, Credit Suisse; MIT, UCLA
They empower modern moms with smart breast pumps.
Companies with at least 1 female co-founder perform significantly (63%) better than those without. Yet, only 7% of venture capital goes to these women founders.
We invest in exceptional founders like Cara, Gabrielle, and Santhi because we believe substantial returns can be realized by investing in stellar female founders.
Substantial returns, both financially and socially, can be realized by investing in and advancing women and minorities. Instead of teaching women and minorities to succeed in the current paradigm, our goal is to accelerate returns by building a new business ecosystem, tailored for their needs and highlighting their strengths.
We are starting with women.
As product builders, company operators, and investors, we are creating this new playing field in the best way we know how -- by building our own women or minority led companies while investing seed capital in founders who contribute to our network.
Products we want out in the world are developed in house, one at a time. They are built to meet the needs of underserved groups, including women investors, founders, and workers. Our intent for each product is to launch, grow, and spin out into women or minority led companies.
Our first studio company is called FlexTeam. FlexTeam is a trusted network of executive-level women working in teams to execute on-demand research and analysis proejects for business leaders. Our team is made of mid-career MIT women, who are looking for flexible, quality, and engaging work.
We back exceptional founders who are solving big problems with technology. Currently, we invest in companies with at least one female founder. We partner with a smaller number of companies in order to effectively use our operational expertise. We invest early and reserve capital to participate in our founders' growth.
We prefer to work with companies in industries that we know something about, including e-commerce/subscription, SAAS, hardware/software/IOT, data analytics/science, media/content, mobile/platforms, marketplaces/community, and communication/collaboration.
We believe in taking small, actionable steps that snowball to a movement. We know that there are many like-minded friends who care about our mission as much as we do. Our goal is to create a platform that faciliates contributions from them, which can start as small as one advice or one connection.
We host in-person events in various cities to gather this action-oriented community of accomplished professionals who believe that a new playing field can be created together. To find out more, please contact us.
Moxxly takes the guesswork out of modern motherhood through beautiful, connected devices. Moxxly’s first product is a smart, stylish, and high performing breast pump system that enables today’s mobile mom to pump wherever she is, with her shirt on, while receiving real-time data about her breastmilk supply.
Founders: Cara Delzer, Gabrielle Guthrie, Santhi Analytis
Learn more on Moxxly's website
Shippabo simplifies ocen shipping for importers, exporters, and logistics managers, who think shipping freight should be as easy as booking a flight. Through Shippabo, customers can compare quotes, select a voyage, book instantly, track shipments, buy bonds, clear customs, and much more. Shippabo automates all the small, tedious tasks that go along with shipping, such as filing forms, calling to compare prices, and arranging trucking. Shippabo saves companies time and money.
Founders: Nina Luu, Sam Luu, Calvin Lo, Wes Chien
Learn more on Shippabo's website
Solenica builds smart, affordable, easy-to-use natural lighting systems with modern Italian design. Solenica's designer robot "Lucy" is a smart lighting systems that is able to bend sunlight into your home or office. Unlike current daylighting solutions, Lucy beholds a very powerful feature: versatility. Thanks to photovoltaics, state-of-the-art WiFi modules and lightweight electromechanics, Lucy is a cable free, connected and portable device that you can easily re-position anywhere to get that sunlight indoors. Lucy can come in any size, and therefore power of illumination, to best fit your use. As Lucy grows up, she will become part of the connected home and by intelligently substituting artificial light with sunlight, she will reduce your energy consumption, save money, and make you healthier.
Founder: Diva Tommei
Learn more on Solenica's website
A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
Founder: Julie Campistron, Jamie Price
Learn more on Stop Breathe Think's website
SnapEDA is building the definitive source of digital models for the electronics industry. Designers spend days creating digital models for circuits. With SnapEDA, they simply download n and drag-and-drop them into their designs. Thousands of electronics designers globally use SnapEDA to drastically improve productivity, from small shops, to household names like Samsung and General Electric.
Founder: Natasha Baker
Learn more on SnapEDA's website
Small businesses can have beautiful, custom branded packaging, too. With minimum order starting at 100, bakeries can simply and cost-effectively elevate the packaging for their goods.
Founder: Sarah Landstreet
Learn more on Georgette Packaging's website
Seed&Spark is a next-generation digital studio that delivers bold, original new movies and shows for audiences and sustainable careers for artists through a single monthly subscription that combines streaming with the next evolution of crowdfunding.
With over 200 hours of exceptional movies and shows streaming, content creators have raised more than $6M for 400+ projects using Seed&Spark's best-in-class crowdfunding tool, which has 2x the project success rate of Kickstarter. Seed&Spark sources the best new creators through a national education program in partnership with over 100 film organizations.
Founder: Emily Best
Learn more on eed&Spark's website
At Evrnu we designed our first products around one question: Is there a way we can break down garment waste, convert it to new fiber, and transform the entire system?
Evrnu purifies cotton garment waste, converts it to a pulp, and extrudes it as a pristine new fiber for the creation of premium textiles. It is finer than silk and stronger than cotton. Evrnu gives an upgrade to something we already need and want - beautiful clothing - while cutting greenhouse gases in half compared to our best alternatives. It is the first invention of its kind to be commercialized in the US.
Founders: Stacy Flynn, Christopher Stanev
Learn more on Evrnu's website
FlexTeam is a trusted network of executive-level women working in teams to execute on-demand research & analysis projects for business leaders. Our team is generally women who had to drop out of the traditional corporate world to balance families.
Founders: Saujin Yi, Tamra Johnson
Learn more on FlexTeam's website
We are entrepreneurs, operators, and product enthusiasts. We know how to operate and grow companies, and uniquely understand the needs of female entrepreneurs. We met long ago at MIT and embrace our inner nerd every day, e.g. 79 is the element number for gold.