This podcast sets the stage for aspiring startups, you might not have heard of before. We want to help them to create awareness and raise their first round through a “voice only” pitch. Simply focusing on the story telling, without any visual distractions. We invite female founders to pitch to us and our audience. Together with a female co-investor we will ask questions, give feedback and reveal if we decided to invest or not and of course why...
One Episode. One Founder. One Co-Host. One Decision.
Learn more about Calm/Storm Ventures and its plan to support female founders.
January 28, 2021
Founder: Tess Cosad of StepOne Fertility. Co-host: Sarah Turner CEO Angel Academe
Founder: Ariadna Maso of Sanno Health Co-host: Deepali Nangia of Speedinvest
Less than 5% of venture capital funds is invested in female led teams and less than 15% of VC backed digital health startup CEOs are female.
Female led teams tend to outperform* their male peers and still female founders particularly struggle to raise their first round.
We wanted to provide the most unbiased environment for the participating founders.
So we came up with the idea of the 4 minutes voice only pre-recorded pitch.
Feedback is given on the spot right after we have heard the pitch together with our experienced Co-Host.
It is our goal to demystify the whole decision making process and make it more relatable.
We are a super early stage investor and see startups earlier than others. So most of the participating founders will be new to our audience.
We want to help these founders to spread the word, attract more business angels, more investors, or even find the first customers.
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