MAY 28, 2019 - NEW YORK

Sharpening Your Startup’s Story

Calling all pre-seed and seed stage female founders — could your startup story use some workshopping? Join All Raise and HearstLab for this special breakfast. First, hear from a panel of founders and VCs about how to sell your story to investors, clients, media, and prospective employees. Then we'll break into small group discussions where you’ll get direct feedback on your biggest storytelling challenges from a mix of founders, VCs, and "story experts" (Hearst magazine editors and marketers).

Time: May 28, 2019, 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Hearst Tower at 300 57th Street in NYC

Frida Polli (Pymetrics)
Mel Travis (Andie Swimwear)
Nimi Katragadda (BoxGroup)
Jean Brownhill (Sweeten)

Our aim is to thoughtfully curate each discussion group by stage and sector so that it's highly valuable for all of the attendees. Space is limited in each group, so please apply here by Tuesday, May 14th to tell us more about you and your company. You will be notified by Friday, May 17th whether or not we were able to reserve a spot for you for this event. Please complete one form per founder.




International Women’s Day with Adi Tatarko

All Raise / Female Founder Office Hours is co-hosting an exclusive event for female founders together with Houzz and NASDAQ on International Women's Day. CEO of Houzz Adi Tatarko will be sharing her inspiring story, followed by roundtables for everyone to get to know each other better. Adi is a badass female founder running a $4B company that helps people translate their home decor dreams into reality.

Time: March 8, 2019, 9-11am
Location: NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, SF



July 12, 2018 - LOS ANGELES

How To Fundraise

An AMA on fundraising with friendly female VCs in a safe space.
Get practical tips & tricks on how to get fundraise. 

Time: July 12, 2018 @ 9am
Location: Greycroft, 1375 East 6th Street, Unit 1, Los Angeles, CA

Speakers: Dana Settle (Greycroft),
Kara Nortman (Upfront), 
Eva Ho (Fika)



July 17, 2018 - SAN FRANCISCO

Real Stories of M&A

Hear real behind-the-scenes stories of how M&A works,
from female founders with exits and experienced corporate development leaders.

Holly Liu (YC / Kabam, acquired by Netmarble) and Jess Lee (Sequoia / Polyvore, acquired by Yahoo) will share the founder perspective, from the decision to sell to negotiating the process to telling your employees team to integrating with the acquirer.

. Jessica Verrilli (GV / #Angels / Twitter corpdev) and Kara Nortman (Upfront / IAC corpdev) will give you insight into what acquirers care about, based on their experiences with the acquisitions of Vine, Periscope, Mopub, Urbanspoon,, and more. 

Time: July 17, 2018 @ 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Dandelion Chocolate Factory, 298 Alabama St, CA

Speakers: Holly Liu (YC / Kabam, acquired by Netmarble),
Jess Lee (Sequoia / Polyvore, acquired by Yahoo),
Kara Nortman (Upfront / IAC corpdev),
Jessica Verrilli (GV / Twitter corpdev).



July 25, 2018 - NEW YORK

Going Long:
How to Decide when to Pivot or When to Double Down

When capital is in short supply, it can be hard to recognize when your company really starts to work. This round table will explore ways to separate signal from noise in your results and then, how to take these results to market to raise money, hire, and make other spending decisions. Likewise, we’ll explore when to call it quits on something that is not working.

Time: July 25, 2018 @ 8am - 10:30am
Location: Silicon Valley Bank, 387 Park Ave South, 2nd Fl, NY

Speakers: Jenn Hyman (Rent The Runway),
Marla Beck (Bluemercury),
Alexa Von Tobel (LearnVest)

Hosted by: Hayley Barna (First Round Capital / Birchbox),
Dayna Grayson (NEA)




Female Founder Office Hours
@ TechCrunch Disrupt SF

All Raise + Female Founder Office Hours is hosting a 3-part workshop at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Part 1: Roundtable workshop for women founders at Disrupt SF, with 12 tables, each representing a major challenge facing female founders. Experienced mentors including Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) and Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures), will lead discussions on topics, including: fundraising, recruiting strategies, company culture, sales and marketing strategies, board/investor management, M&A and more.

Part 2: Ask Me Anything with select All Raise leadership.  Workshop participants will have a chance to ask the top women in venture questions about whatever is top of mind. 

Part 3: Female Founder Office Hours 1:1s with 18 All Raise VC and founder mentors. All female founders at Disrupt may apply for a 30-minute session. There will be 108 sessions over three hours.

Time: Sep 6-7, 2018
Location: TechCrunch Disrupt, Moscone Center, 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

Hosted by: Shauntel Poulson (Reach Capital), 
Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures), and Nisha Dua (BBG Ventures).