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In 2015, women represented twenty-five percent of all investors. Twenty-nine percent of founders seeking early-stage funds were women, and twenty-four percent of all angel-backed companies were founded by women. These statistics are drastically different than historical figures, and those numbers continue to grow today. Join us for a discussion with two of Houston’s most active women angel investors, Juliana Garaizar (Managing Director of the Houston Angel Network) and Diana Murakhovskaya (Co-founder of Monarq), as they take a deep dive into this growing and changing landscape and offer insights into how to become a successful angel investor as a woman.
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About the Speaker: Juliana Garaizar
Juliana is the Houston Angel Network Managing Director and a Kauffman Fellow. Juliana was the Manager of the Sophia Business Angels network in the French Riviera (EBAN’s Best European Angel Network in 2010) and of Antipolis Innovation Campus, the Business Innovation Centre in Sophia Antipolis, as well as Project Manager of several International Projects funded by the European Commission.
Previously, Juliana worked for 5 years in Singapore: first as an international trade consultant for the Trade Commission of Spain in a broad range of industry sectors and then as a Project Manager for the Asia Technology Office of Citigroup, leading projects both at national and international level.
About the Speaker: Diana Murakhovskaya
Diana Murakhovskaya is the co-founder of Monarq, where she and her partner build diverse networks, accelerate revolutionary ideas and fund women-led startups. She grew their network in NYC through high impact events and specializes in creating programs for women-led companies to access funding and resources. She is currently making angel investments and running the Monarq Incubator in NYC for women-led startups.