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Women’s Venture Capital Fund forms advisory board

The Women’s Venture Capital Fund (WVCF) has formed an advisory board comprised of venture capitalists on the West Coast and select limited partners.

 
Enrique Godreau III is co-founder and managing director of GSharp Ventures and venture partner with 9Mile Labs. He was formerly co-founder and managing director of Voyager Capital, a Seattle-based venture capital firm.
 
Beth Horowitz is board member of HSBC Bank Canada and former CEO of Amex Bank of Canada. She is also member of Catalyst Canada Advisory Board and former member of Amex’s Global Diversity Council.
 
Michelle Lantow is chief administrative officer for New Seasons Market. She was formerly GAP’s VP of finance and investor relations and corporate controller, president and CFO of lucy activewear, Inc. and CFO at McCormick and Schmick’s.
 
Beau Laskey is a former managing director at Steamboat Ventures, the venture arm of the Walt Disney Company. He was previously managing director of EDF Ventures, an early stage VC firm based in San Diego.
 
Susan Sigl is president and CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association. She was the co-founder and general partner of SeaPoint Ventures, a Seattle based VC firm, and past president of the Evergreen VC Association.
 
Reggie Van Lee is an executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton DC where he leads the firm’s federal and commercial health businesses and their not-for-profit sectors. He is a trustee of MIT and founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
 
“The Women’s Venture Capital Fund has identified a compelling market opportunity to invest in early stage companies with good market traction and the potential to scale in capital efficient ways,” says Godreau. “I look forward to helping the Women’s Venture Capital Fund and its portfolio companies succeed.”
 
“We are honoured to have such a distinguished group of advisers who bring their deep experiences and skills to the Women’s Venture Capital Fund," says Monica Dodi (pictured), managing director. "They’re an integral part of our expanding ecosystem to change the paradigm and invest in the best female entrepreneurs leading a new generation of successful companies.”

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