Delivering Diversity in Technology: startup panel
How can we help female entrepreneurs successfully grow and scale their businesses? In this panel discussion, experts explore and dissect the underlying reasons driving this underfunding issue as well as sharing their own experience on mitigating factors.
Panel host Anna Faelten works in EY’s corporate finance team as an associate partner. She focuses on mid-market technology and tech-enabled media transactions. She holds an MBA from Cass Business School and a PhD from Tilburg University. She is a published author – Why Deals Fail was published by The Economist in 2016.
Joe Krancki, partner at Frog Capital, has sourced and worked on many of Frog’s investments since 2009. Joe also leads Frog’s collaboration with London Business School on the TELL Series, where he has been a founding Advisory Board Member since 2010. He started his career at Ernst & Young in Chicago and spent seven years as a management consultant advising clients and executing large-scale IT projects. Joe holds an MBA from London Business School and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Megan Neale's passion for "customer & client first" combined with her constant drive for innovation led her to co-found Limitless Technology in 2016. Limitless champions Crowd Service, enabling brands to reward their customers for delivering exceptional customer service. The platform already works with global giants including Microsoft, Vodafone and Unilever. During her 20 year career, Megan has delivered worldwide, transformational solutions and operational excellence for many global brands.
Amy Thomson, founder of Moody, founded Seen in 2011, a digital marketing agency working with brands such as Nike and Microsoft. She sold Seen in 2016 to launch Moody - the first millennial web platform dedicated to women's cycle and hormone health. Moody is set to launch its first mood and hormone tracking app in October 2018. The concept was born from a business need for better technologies built by women and for women, alongside her personal story of burnout from the agency world