DiscoverupsideCC045: Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures // the first female-led millennial venture capital firm (from CES 2020)
CC045: Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures // the first female-led millennial venture capital firm (from CES 2020)

CC045: Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures // the first female-led millennial venture capital firm (from CES 2020)

Update: 2020-02-26
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Interview starts: 6:10
Debrief starts: 43:34

Elizabeth Galbut is the Founding and Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures.

SoGal Ventures is the first female-led millennial venture firm, and they are leading the way in investing in diverse founding teams and products across the USA and Asia. Their focus includes companies working on female sexual health and wellness, aging, and death-related decisions.

A Forbes 30 Under 30, Elizabeth is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in the fields in which she invests. In today's episode, she walks us through some of the issues she and SoGal Ventures are tackling through their diverse outlook.

We discuss:

  • AD: Finding experienced employees for your new business with Integrity Power Search (4:45 )

  • Sextech and underrepresented groups in venture capital (7:08 )

  • Raising a fund as two millennial women (10:36 )

  • Gaps in venture capital due to bias (12:24 )

  • Finding the underrepresented in VC (17:29 )

  • Death-tech and anti-aging technology (20:40 )

  • Sustainability and healthtech intersections (30:04 )

  • Who is solving and who should solve these problems? (34:31 )

  • Mental health and healthtech (36:36 )

  • Investing in health with potential future health policy changes (39:17 )

  • Optimistic perspective (41:16 )

Learn more about SoGal Ventures: http://www.sogalventures.com/
Follow Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/design4innov8
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This episode is sponsored by Integrity Power Search, the #1 full stack high growth startup recruiting firm between the coasts. They partner with venture capitalists, private equity groups and CEOs to build amazing teams for the world’s most disrupting companies.

Learn more about or get in touch with Integrity Power Search: https://upside.fm/integrity
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CC045: Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures // the first female-led millennial venture capital firm (from CES 2020)

CC045: Elizabeth Galbut of SoGal Ventures // the first female-led millennial venture capital firm (from CES 2020)

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