Menlo Park, Calif., December 11, 2018— On December 12, GingerBread Capital Founder and CEO Linnea Roberts will join a panel of other leading women in venture capital in Laguna Niguel, Calif. at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, to discuss the importance of investing more capital in women-led businesses—and how women founders can raise the capital they need to grow thriving businesses.
More and more women are leading high-growth-potential businesses poised to transform the way we live, work and play. Yet their success is impeded by a lack of access to the capital they need to grow and thrive. Consider: Women founders get just 2% of venture capital funding and represent fewer than 8% of venture capitalists.
A growing movement of women is out to change those stats. How? By encouraging more women to invest in each other.
“The more women that we can support to be successful, the broader that landscape of women who have the capability to write checks will be,” Roberts observes.
Other panelists joining Roberts for the discussion include: Margaret Chinwe Anadu, Managing Director and Head, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs; Nisha Dua, Partner, BBG Ventures; and Jackie Klaber, Head of Opportunistic Investing, Rockefeller Capital.
Learn more about the Fortune MPW Next Gen Summit at https://www.fortuneconferences.com/fortune-mpw-next-gen-2018/.
About GingerBread Capital LLC
GingerBread Capital (GBC) makes early through later-stage investments in the next generation of women founders and entrepreneurs leading high-growth businesses. GBC helps women gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to build and scale successful enterprises, and encourages other women to do the same. GBC was founded in 2016 by Linnea Roberts, a former Managing Partner in the Technology sector at Goldman Sachs, where she also led the firm’s diversity efforts until her retirement, the same year she launched GBC.
To learn more about GBC’s investment strategy, team, and portfolio, visit www.GingerBreadcap.com.