Girls in Tech to Host VC 101 Lunch and Learn

Girls in Tech, Washington, D.C. is teaming with leading venture capital firm Revolution to host a lunch and learn from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 24 to help women kickstart their own businesses with venture capital funding.

Hear from Aia Sarycheva, an investor with Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, on the fundamentals of raising capital and how to get your share of the pie. She will also talk about what VC’s look for in startups. Following her presentation, she will open up the session for Q&A.

According to PitchBook, venture-funded entrepreneurship remains largely a game reserved for males. In 2017, startups with at least one woman founder received just 16 percent of the more than $80 billion invested in U.S. venture-backed companies. Startups with all women founders scored a measly 2.5 percent. Inside venture firms, just 9 percent of general partners are women.

“With odds like these for venture-backed funding, it’s important that we support each other as more women look to become entrepreneurs,” said Baan Alsinawi, managing director for Girls in Tech, Washington, D.C. “Aia and Revolution are perfect partners for Girls in Tech as they look to fund women-owned startups.”

To sign up for the event, please go to Eventbrite. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and include lunch. For updates on the event, please follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIN.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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