Denver Women Investors Forum

Our third stop of the Chloe Capital National Tour led us to Denver, CO! The Chloes took over Industry RiNo Station in partnership with our Denver City Champions. We’re on a mission to fund women entrepreneurs, and we’re moving capital in each city we visit. Congratulations to Sarah Tuneburg, Co-founder and CEO of Geospiza for receiving our next $100,000 investment.

Chloe Capital | GeospizaGeospiza helps emergency responders and corporate leaders make data-driven decisions that save lives. This revenue-generating platform is already servicing Ohio and Redmond, WA. Sarah will next be pitching at SXSW in the big data + enterprise division. The team will then head to TEEX Under Fire Response Innovation Showdown to demo their product to over 200 first responder decision makers. Geospiza recently received funding from the National Science Foundation. And the company’s first public facing collaboration with World Central Kitchen in support of the #ChefsForFeds effort was a huge success. Please welcome Sarah to the Chloe network, and reach out if you have any public safety contacts who would benefit from her novel platform.

Sarah, and all of our Finalists, will continue to benefit from Chloe Capital’s movement that supports women reaching their fullest potential, and having opportunities equal to our male counterparts.

PHOTOS
PROGRAM
The following women-led innovation companies were selected from over 1,000 applicants from across the U.S. Geospiza received an investment from Chloe Capital, plus prizes, access to our national network and the opportunity to pitch our co-investing partners for follow-on funding.

Geospiza, Inc (Denver, CO) – Recipient of $100,000
Co-founder & CEO, Sarah Tuneberg

Geospiza’s software tools and services help emergency managers, first responders, and corporate leaders make data-driven, evidence-based decisions that reduce risk, enhance resilience, and strengthen communities.

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Lilu, Inc (New York, NY)
Co-founder & CEO, Adriana Catalina Vazquez Ortiz

Lilu builds technology to empower new moms. Their first product, the Lilu Massage Bra, is the first pumping bra with automated massage that gives moms the benefits of breast massage, 100% hands free and hassle free.

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Pagedip (Boulder, CO)
Founder & CEO, Sherisse Hawkins

Looks like a website, acts like a document. Pagedip is a content creation tool for the modern world. From 360º videos, interactive forms and more, Pagedip turns traditional flat documents into media-rich narratives.

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VNTANA (Los Angeles, CA)
Co-founder & CEO, Ashley Crowder

VNTANA’s patented AR platform provides the only interactive holograms with data collection. The results wow consumers while quantifying their engagement. Clients include Pepsi, Nike and Microsoft.

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Zeta (San Francisco, CA)
Founder & CEO, Aditi Shekar

Zeta combines, education, advice and accountability into one personal finance platform for couples. From paying off college debt, to preparing for your first child. Zeta’s mission is to help couples get smarter about money.

Meet our cast of Super Angels and ecosystem leaders who are committed to advancing solutions to the gender & diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital. 

INVESTOR WORKSHOP – FEBRUARY 7

Lindsay Tabas (Product – Market Fit)
Lindsay Tabas ensures that tech startups sell the right product before building the wrong one. Thru her 15 year career, Lindsay has worked with over 100 startups & investors, as well as teams across Fortune 500 firms. She speaks two languages: the psychological and subjective ways of people, and the detail-oriented and objective thinking with engineers. Lindsay’s education is in human-computer interaction and systems engineering, she built her career in user experience and product development, and her persistent passion has always been to design technology for people.

Olivia Omega (Brazen Growth Group)
Olivia Omega has over 15 years of corporate branding, advertising and digital marketing experience. Throughout her career she has influenced the global brands of Frito Lay, Pepsi and Starbucks among others. As the Interim Director at Brazen Denver, Olivia is now building a community that empowers women entrepreneurs to bolding grow their businesses. Olivia is also the author of Beautiful Branded: The Girl’s Guide to Understanding the Anatomy of Brand You.

Panel (Leading with the Numbers)
– Emily Winslow – Social Venture Circle; Peak Impact Consulting
Trish Groom – Next Wave Impact; Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
– Barbara Bauer – Rockies Venture Club; Women’s Leadership Foundation
– Jacquette Timmons – Sterling Investment Management; Author, Financial Intimacy

Krista Morgan (Fireside Chat)
Krista Morgan is cofounder and CEO of P2Binvestor (p2bi.com), a marketplace lender that helps entrepreneurs and innovators transform their companies from sector newcomers to industry leaders. P2Bi partners with banks and investors, while also offering a robust crowdfunding platform, to provide affordable, flexible capital that evolves with business growth. Krista has quickly grown P2Bi into a multimillion-dollar company and one of the few tech-enabled commercial lenders that can rapidly underwrite and fund million-dollar lines of credit. In addition, she is cohost of the popular podcast, Women Who Startup Radio, a global networking and learning platform for female entrepreneurs and innovators. Krista earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from McGill University.

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PITCH EVENT – FEBRUARY 7

Nina Sharma (emcee)
Nina Sharma is the Managing Director of Project X-ITE at the University of Denver. She launched her career in nonprofit institutional development, holding operations roles at the New York Public Libraries, Carnegie Hall, and Yale University, to name a few. Nina co-founded +Acumen, a worldwide network of chapters that support Acumen’s patient capital investment mode. She serves on the Alumni Council of Hamilton College, the Alumni Advisory Council of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Board of Directors of Global Dental Relief, and the Community Professionals Board of Heart & Hand.

Gregarious Narain (Fireside Chat)
Gregarious “Greg” Narain has been at the forefront of social media marketing, influencer marketing, and product marketing for more than 20 years. Greg has been the founder of numerous startups in the influencer marketing space, as well as being the founder of his own agency that worked with startups and Fortune 500 companies on product development and business strategies. Most recently, Greg was the CTO and co-founder of Chute, a visual marketing platform serving the Fortune 500 that helped drive influencer engagement with brand connecting with passionate fans and customers. Prior to Chute, Greg was the first employee and vice-president of product at Klout, the startup that defined influencer marketing with its social influence platform.

Maria Ogneva (Fireside Chat)
Maria is an experienced community, content and social strategist and a passionate and prolific writer and speaker, who believes in making work and play better with technology. She builds, manages and grows communities; creates external and internal programs that generate buzz and build advocacy. She helps businesses deeply embed and operationalize customer-centricity. Recent roles include Global Head of Community for LinkedIn and Director of Product Marketing at Salesforce.

Katherine Pease (Impact Investing)
Katherine is the Managing Director of Impact Strategy at Cornerstone Capital Group. Cornerstone works with families and individuals, foundations and endowments, multi-family offices and other registered investment advisors. They help develop and manage customized investment strategies aligned to their financial and values-based objectives. Katherine is also a board member of Global Greengrants Fund and the Colorado Nonprofit Association.  She previously held leadership roles at KP Advisors, Inc., Gary Community Investments, and the Gill Foundation.

Wendy Bohling (Keynote)
Wendy Bohling is a speaker, thought leader and business consultant on leveraging the financial rewards of gender equality and inclusive leadership. CEO of Corporate Cowgirl Up and author of the best-selling book “Cowgirl Up: A Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Corporate Frontier”, she has more than 30 years as an executive at some of the top telecom Fortune 100 companies and health IT startups.

Co-investor Panel
– Megan Bent
– Harbinger Ventures; Revelry Brands
– Nisha Desai – Deutsche Bank; Atlantic Council
– Emily Winslow – Social Venture Circle; Peak Impact Consulting
– Trish Groom – Next Wave Impact; Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
– Jacquette Timmons – Sterling Investment Management; Author, Financial Intimacy

INVESTOR PACKAGE

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Investor Dinner (6-8PM)

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Investing Workshop (11:30-4PM)
Pitch Event (5-8PM)

Leading angels and venture capitalists committed to investing in women entrepreneurs will unite with local investors and the five finalists of our women-only pitch competition for a private dinner and workshop. Investor Packages include a VIP Pass to the Pitch Event on Thursday evening.

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PITCH EVENT

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Industry RiNo Station (5-8PM)
Five women-led innovation companies will pitch their ventures to a panel of experienced investors. These VCs and angels represent leaders in the movement to invest in women entrepreneurs. One company will receive an investment from Chloe Capital, and the opportunity to pitch for follow on funding. Our funding partners include Astia Angels and Next Wave Impact. This event is open to the public.

5PM – Registration / Introductions
5:15PM – Founder Pitches
6:15PM – Investor Judging / Cocktail Reception / Exhibits
7:00PM – Presentations & Keynote
7:30PM – Investment Announcement / Cocktail Reception

Chloe Capital National Tour 

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. We’re holding investing workshops and pitch events across the U.S. Our initiatives support local women entrepreneurs, and empower local investors to take action.


Why is this important?

Studies show that diverse teams with women at the helm grow faster and produce higher returns for investors. Women-led tech companies receive less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S., while just .2% goes to African American female founders. Chloe Capital will make our investment decisions based on merit, without bias, providing investors with an opportunity to Do Well by Doing Good.


What makes this different?

Chloe Capital works with Event Champions to encourage qualifying women entrepreneurs to apply, and select the best of the best with proper due diligence BEFORE the women pitch. Collaboration continues as Chloe Capital works with Event Champions to open doors, and drive business results after the investment. These efforts best position the company for achieving success and delivering a healthy return on investment. Boston Champions join Chloe Capital in providing meaningful connections from their extensive business and funding contacts.

How do I get involved?

Accredited women and men who support the movement can attend an exclusive dinner and workshop on February 6-7, 2019 in Denver, CO. These opportunities are invite-only. Connect with us to receive the registration code : info@chloecapital.com

Accredited individuals and sponsors interested in learning more about joining this movement can contact us : chloecapital.com/contact

Women-led innovation companies that missed the deadline for Denver can apply to pitch in other cities on the Chloe Capital Nation Tour : chloecapital.com/tour


What kind of companies does Chloe Capital invest in?

Chloe Capital focuses on innovation companies with macro potential, a validated prototype and at least one female in the C-Suite. Innovation companies include frontier tech, cleantech and agtech. In addition, companies with diverse leadership teams that include a tech leader, and revenue and/or contracts secured with clients/customers will rise to the top of our list.


Can I still participate in the pitch event if I don’t have a frontier tech company?

While Chloe Capital does not invest Food & Beverage and Consumer Product companies at this time, non-tech enabled companies can apply to be event vendors. These companies will receive visibility through event promotions, as well as the opportunity to meet our investors, judges and advisors. Express your interest in being an event vendor at chloecapital.com/contact


Where else will Chloe Capital be holding events?

Chicago, IL – April 3-4, 2019
Binghamton, NY – May 1, 2019

Chloe Capital’s mission is to decrease the gender gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital. We further this mission by providing women entrepreneurs across the U.S. with mentoring, connections to resources and access to capital.

Founded by three women tech-trepreneurs, Chloe Capital launched during our inaugural Women Investors Accelerator in October 2017. The program united women founders with women investors, who joined Chloe Capital in making our first investment in Mi Padrino.

Since, Chloe Capital has helped Mi Padrino raise an additional $2 million in funding by connecting the founder with investors including Astia Angels and the XOGroup.

Off the heels of this success, City Champions from across the U.S. reached out to Chloe Capital, requesting we bring the experience to their ecosystems. What better way to beat the drum about this cause than to go on tour and collaborate with these leaders in innovation. Together, we’re attracting top talent, inspiring investors to join the movement, and building a genuine community that supports women entrepreneurs. 

ICYMI – Chloe Capital announced our first investment of the tour at the Rochester Women Investors Forum. Congratulations to Caroline and Christine Strzalka, co-founders of It’s By U! And Gemma Sole and Amanda Curtis, co-founder of Nineteenth Amendment, received our second investment during the Boston Women Investors Forum. 

Denver City Champions & Sponsors

Cooley | Chloe CapitalMeyer Law | Chloe CapitalPeak Impact Consulting logoWomans investor network
Cornerstone Capital | Chloe CapitalNext Wave Impact | Chloe CapitalChloe Capital | Project X-ITEWomen Who Startup Foundation | Chloe Capital
Chloe Capital | Lady EngineerP2B Investor logoSocial Venture Circle | Chloe Capital

Join Our Movement

Frontier tech companies will have the opportunity to pitch for funding and connections to our network of advisors, investors and business pros. Sponsors will gain regional and national visibility. Investors will receive returns and insight on how to pay it forward. Together we’ll all further the movement to decrease the gender gap in entrepreneurship.

Investors and Sponsors Apply Here
Women-Led Companies Apply Here

National Tour Co-investors, Sponsors + Media Partners

ASTIA Angels logo
BAX
dFlash
dFlash
Accelerate Investors | Chloe Capital
Idea Kraft
Mackenzie Hughes
Peacock Media
Peacock Media
Peacock Media
Singlebrook Technology
SUNY RF | Chloe Capital
Sway logo
The Entrepreneurs Network
Chloe Capital | TriNet
Social Venture Circle