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Why Angels need to Focus on Female Founders

DC Startup Week 2019

We know the statistics: Less than 3% of VC funding goes to female founders, YET female founded startups tend to bring better returns when they do get investment dollars. Join us to hear from angels and female founders on why woman-focused, woman-run angel group is so needed.


Elise Whang

CEO, Co-Founder, LePrix

Elise Whang is the CEO, Co-Founder of LePrix, a B2B + B2C tech-enabled marketplace that empowers curated designer consignment stores to sell online and source wholesale inventory to grow their businesses. Elise has been recognized as 40 under 40 and Power Women in Tech in the region... Read More →

Marla Blow

Founder & CEO, FS Card

Marla Blow is the Founder and CEO of FS Card, a startup credit card company (sold to strategic acquirer in December 2018), and serves as a Partner with Fenway Summer. In February 2018, Ms. Blow joined the Board of Directors of, the world's largest online marketplace for finding... Read More →

Allyson Redpath

Founder, Citrine Angels

Allyson Redpath is a former investment banker who currently advises companies as a contract CFO. She is the founder of Citrine Angels, a newly-formed angel group for women to invest in female-founded companies.

Cee Smith

Angel Investor

Cee Smith is a Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Ecosystem builder. She invests in Woman and LGBTQ lead companies.

Liz Whitehead

CEO and Founder, 12PointFive

Liz Whitehead, CEO and Founder of 12PointFive, is an executive with 17 years of helping companies meet supplier diversity and inclusion goals. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies that are educating their staff on the value of supplier diversity and inclusion as well as certified... Read More →

Tuesday September 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Google DC 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC 20001