• European Woman VC 2


    CEE Woman in VC European Women in VC

Who we are

European Women in VC is the community of senior women investors (Managing Partners and founders of VC funds and Business Angels) that currently brings together over 350 women from all over Europe. It is a joint initiative of women from seven countries (Poland, Czechia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Estonia, Slovenia, Hungary). 

We now have 19 ambassadors from 15 European countries and Israel.

In 2017, the first Meetup in Warsaw gathered over 60 women from 13 European counties and we have been growing ever since.

Why are we doing this

Venture Capital is a young industry in Europe with extreme disproportion in the gender diversity. According to Babson College Study over the last decade the proportion of women partners categorized as key decision makers in VC firms has declined from 10% to 6%. Women investors impact the fundraising options for women co-funded start-ups or such start-ups that are targeting women related problems or challenges. Without visible institutional and governmental focus on funding women run VC’s and bringing in more women to found VC funds this small percentage will not increase. 

 

Our GoalsWe have started the initiative with a mission to build an active network for women professionals and strengthen the women presence in the VC industry in Europe. 

Venture Capital industry is changing the world of tomorrow. We want to support and accelerate this process adding more women professionals with a fresh ideas and point of view to this equation. 

 

  • Julie Teigland

    EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner and EY Global Leader – Women. Fast forward

    As EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner, Julie leads a geographic area comprising member firms with more than 115,000 people across 97 countries and representing combined revenues of US$14.1b. In this role she is responsible for international tax advice, auditing, advising large clients and accompanying business transformations.

    With nearly three decades of experience in professional services for international clients, her focus is on transformation processes, in particular on the challenges of digital transformation, and is committed to the sustainable development of capital markets and their framework conditions. Julie has served as lead partner for several Fortune 500 clients.

    Previously, she led one of the largest EY regions in EMEIA: Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where she led business transformation efforts within EY and with member firms’ clients, as well as several major acquisitions.

  • Carlos Moedas

    Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, European Commission

    Carlos Moedas has been Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science since 2014. Prior to that, Mr Moedas has worked as Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal from 2011 until 2014 and Member of the Portuguese Parliament in 2011. From 2010 until 2011 he worked as Senior Economic Advisor of the Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD). In 2008 he founded the Crimson Investment Management and worked as Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee Board of Aguirre Newman from 2004 until 2008. From 2002 until 2004 he worked as Consultant on mergers and acquisitions, Deutsche Bank and Eurohypo Investment Bank and he was Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs from 2000 until 2002. From 1993 until 1998 he worked as Engineer and Project Manager at Suez Group. Mr Moedas is of Portuguese Nationality. He earned a Degree in civil engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Portugal, and an MBA at the Harvard Business School, US.


Only 5%

of Managing Partners
of EU-based venture capital firms
are women

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350

female VC investment professionals
in our network and growing

Startup Founded or Co-founded By Women Garner Less in Investment but Generate More Revenue

Women receive 9x less money in VC funding kobiety-9xless
Female founders generate 10% more revenue kobiety-10procent

Founding Members

Kinga Stanisławska

Kinga Stanisławska

Managing Partner and Founder at Experior Venture Fund

Marzena Bielecka

Marzena Bielecka

Managing Partner, Founder

Sille Pettai

Sille Pettai

Fund Manager at SmartCap

Zlatolina Mukova

Zlatolina Mukova

Partner at NEVEQ

Mali Baum

Mali Baum

Partner & CEO W Lounge, Founding Partner & CEO MAGDA GROUP new fund Of Funds in Berlin & Global with focus on diverse team

Luz Ramírez

Luz Ramírez

Managing Partner at RED Capital Partners

Marika Mazzi Boém

Marika Mazzi Boém

Leader at the Lean in EU Women Business Angels Community

Alessandra Lomonaco

Alessandra Lomonaco

SME & Startup Advisor at IDP International Développement Partenariat

Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Jenny Ruth Hrafnsdottir

Founding Partner, Crowberry Capital

Tatjana Zabasu

Tatjana Zabasu

Managing Partner at South Central Ventures

Olga Afanasyeva

Olga Afanasyeva

Executive Director of Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Stéphanie Hospital

Stéphanie Hospital

Founder and CEO at OneRagtime

Ivana Šoljan

Ivana Šoljan

 CEO HUB385 Croatia

Rannveig Fadum

Rannveig Fadum

Head of Funding for Entrepreneurs at Innovation Norway

Ibolya Pinter

Ibolya Pinter

Manager at the Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Silke Horáková

Silke Horáková

Chief Executive Director at Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

Start-up expert and advisor

Cecile Blilious

Cecile Blilious

Founder and Managing Partner at Impact First Investments

Karolina Attspodina

Karolina Attspodina

Founding Partner at WLOUNGE


 

A co-financed project

The project is co-financed by Switzerland under the Swiss programme of cooperation with the new EU member states.

www.programszwajcarski.gov.pl

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Experior Venture Fund was co-founded by Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy (the National Capital Fund).

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