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As part of the Founder Institute’s new series of free online startup events for entrepreneurs practicing social distancing, we were pleased to welcome:

Annie Theriault: Chief Chief Investment Officer at Grand Challenges Canada and Managing Partner of Cross-Border Impact Ventures
Monisha Varadan: Lead of Product Partnerships at Google & Investor of Zephyr Ventures (Singapore)
Kamal Hassan: Founding Partner at Loyal VC (Canada)

The majority of VC investments go to a small subset of the population and less than 3% of funding goes to women entrepreneurs. Leading the drive to change these demographics are 3 guest speakers from across the world, from Singapore to Canada. In this live event the speakers explained how they evaluate startups to build diverse portfolios. They also discussed how to know when a startup is ready for its first round of funding, how to get a meeting with the right investors, and more!

See below for the full webinar replay:


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