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I was lucky enough to moderate a Women Who Tech investor panel focused on tech women investment. Amy Errett: Partner Maveron, Amanda Steinberg: Daily Worth & Joanne Wilson were the panelists & it was a really informative & interesting discussion.
Amy Errett is a Partner at Maveron LLC and runs the Bay Area office. Amy’s multifaceted career has ranged from the online web and mobile industry to the offline consumer marketplace, and has stretched as far as volunteer, nonprofit leadership. Most recently, prior to being a VC she was CEO and owner of Olivia, repositioning the travel company as a complete lifestyle company for gay women,and grew the company 10-fold. In 2006, she was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. At Maveron she focuses on emerging web enabled consumer services, e-commerce,consumer finance and online education. Amy currently serves on the Altius Education,General Assembly, Livemocha, Say: Media, and Swaylo board of directors. A passionate humanitarian, Amy is the chair of the board of Glide Foundation, San Francisco’s largest non-governmental, direct social services organization.
Amanda Steinberg started DailyWorth.com as a way to give women key insights into building real net worth. DailyWorth stands out as the go-to source about personal finance for smart, ambitious women. Since its inception in January 2009, DailyWorth has garnered 200,000+ subscribers and a stream of media appearances, including New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, and a recent 2-page spread in Cosmopolitan magazine. Amanda lives in Philadelphia with her two children, and her iPhone.
Joanne Wilson has been blogging since 1994 under the name Gotham Gal. She is involved with the start-up community as an angel investor and adviser. She has been a champion of women in tech by starting and co-chairing the Women’s Entrepreneurial Festival with the ITP division of NYU. Many of the companies she is working with are owned or started by women. The tech companies are Food52, Catchafire, Dailyworth, Talk Market, Editd, Lover.ly, Mouth Foods, How Good, Editions 01, Little Borrowed Dress, Kitchsurfing, Nest.io, Red Stamp, Curbed (Eater/Racked) as well as Ricks Picks, Gotham Gym, The Moon Group and Cacao Prieto. She also sits on the board of Hot Bread Kitchen and the Highline. Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and raising her three kids, Jessica, Emily and Josh.