Experiences of Women in Venture Capital

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Cornell Venture Capital hosted an event titled Experiences of Women in Venture Capital. The event was co-hosted with Forte, the undergraduate women’s business organization on campus, and featured two invited speakers - Crystal Huang (Principal, GGV Capital) and Jennifer Tegan (Partner/VP Finance and Administration, Cayuga Venture Fund).

GGV Capital is a $3.8 billion multi-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and China. Cayuga Venture Fund is a venture capital firm specializing in seed to growth stage investments and invests in upstate New York startups from out of Ithaca. Both firms are partners of CVC.

Crystal and Jennifer met with aspiring Cornell entrepreneurs prior to and after the event to provide advice and guidance on how to navigate venture capital funding. During the talk, both guests also provided perspective on what it is like to work in a traditionally male dominated industry such as venture capital.

The event saw a fully packed 3rd floor of EHub Collegetown, and had a turnout of over 100 students. CVC would like to thank our co-sponsors, Forte, and we hope to bring more such events to the Cornell community in the future!