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W Fund (venture capital)

W Fund (venture capital)

W2 is a venture capital firm based in New York City.

Partners

Kate Brodock is the CEO of Women 2.0. She's led a global organization focused on women in technology and entrepreneurship.



Lindsay Stencel is a Founding Partner of The W Fund. She has managed six venture funds during the course of her career. In negotiating and structuring over 1000+ deals in her VC tenure, she now works to ensure that all W Fund deals are tracking to market standards to put the W Fund in the best possible position to have influence over the portfolio companies' progress and to permit strong participation in future investment rounds.



Allyson Kapin is Founding Partner at W, and Founder of Women Who Tech. She's been named one of the "Most Influential Women in Tech" by Fast Company, a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian, and "one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter" by Forbes for her leadership roles in technology and social media. Allyson is the Co-Founder of Rad Campaign, and has helped the largest and smallest nonprofits, foundations, and philanthropists build websites, apps, and national campaigns to power fundraising and grassroots movements.



Investments

W Fund invests in Pre-Seed through Series B companies. At least 70% of their investments are in women-led startups. At least 50% of those founders come from another traditionally underestimated group.



The remaining 30% of funding goes to founders from a traditionally underestimated group, such as race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identity, socioeconomic status, nationality, age, or location, or those working on a solution focused on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Allyson Kapin





Kate Brodock





Lindsay Karas Stencel





Shaherose Charania





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