Beth Horowitz Named Advisor to Women’s VC Fund

Los Angeles, California-based Women’s Venture Capital Fund, which is focused on investing in women entrepreneurs and companies with gender-diverse teams, has announced the formation of an advisory board. Among the appointees is Beth Horowitz, former president and CEO of Amex Bank of Canada. Ms. Horowitz is also a member of Catalyst Canada Advisory Board and a former member of Amex’s Global Diversity Council.


Women’s Venture Capital Fund Forms Advisory Board

Advisors Represent Cross-Section of Venture Capitalists and Industry Leaders.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013

The Women’s Venture Capital Fund (WVCF) is very pleased to announce the formation of its 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 Enrique Godreau III. “I look forward to helping the Women’s Venture Capital Fund and its portfolio companies succeed”.

“We are honored to have such a distinguished group of Advisors who bring their deep experiences and skills to the Women’s Venture Capital Fund,” says Monica Dodi, 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.”

The Women’s Venture Capital Fund invests in gender diverse teams leading capital efficient companies in digital media and sustainable products and services. The Fund targets early stage companies that demonstrate market traction with high growth potential. This investment strategy – coupled with a highly disciplined approach to sourcing, selecting, managing and exiting investments — now provides the potential for significant returns.

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