Remembering RBG; Femstreet members collab on angel investing; Startup legals circle & More
Femstreet Member Briefing No.41
Happy Friday and welcome to this week’s Femstreet Member Briefing! Thank you to those that were able to make the Femstreet meetup — we loved seeing so many new and familiar faces, and look forward to the next one. Read on for our curation of community-sourced learnings, opportunities, resources and more.
Thank you, RBG
This image captures RBG in 1994, visiting my motherland (India), with her unlikely best friend & travel partner, Justice Antonin Scalia. NYtimes wrote a great piece about what we can learn from their friendship.
Like many that are remembering and honouring RBG’s incredible life and legacy, I’ve been rewatching the documentaries; poring over her advice on rising to the top of her field alongside motherhood and marriage; relishing the reads about her many unlikely friendships. But perhaps what’s most inspiring is what I knew less of earlier: some of RBG’s most impactful contributions came before her Supreme Court appointment. The a16z fintech newsletter shines a light on her work pre-bench, that centered around providing women equal access to financial services, making both financial services and society much more equal for women.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was instrumental in advocating for gender equality in our financial system. That work continues today.
We love a good collab, but especially when it involves two Femstreet members. In this edition of All the Angels, Angela Santurbano talks to Sari Azout about her personal experience in angel investing. Sari discusses about the evolving nature of angel investing, her investment approach, and nuggets of wisdom for aspiring angels, such as:
Don't confuse a good product with a good business. Don't confuse a good company with a good investment.
Having just come out of fundraising mode myself, I’ve realized the importance of strategic angels that are well aligned to your business and will go to bat for you as a founder. I’m personally super excited about the evolution of the angel community, and hope to see more founders, operators and institutional investors find their wings and take the leap into angel investing. For more advice and learnings from Sari, read the full interview here:
We are running our next Femstreet Circle on startup legals and term sheets on Oct 1st at 6pm BST / 10am PST. We will discuss common term sheet pitfalls and the most common term sheet clauses that create problems for founders. RSVP below:
To chat with someone that has experience in creating a US subsidiary for a UK company?
Post-seed or bootstrapped founders willing to test new business banking features for Rebank, a YC W19 company?
SkuSpring is looking for an experienced and passionate software engineer to take a key role as VP Engineering. If you are keen to join a small group of fast-moving characters that will change how brands and shoppers interact, please send your CV to us.
From the Femstreet community
Head of Marketing, CarbonCloud / Göteborg or remote
Operations Manager, Together Films / London & remote
Corporate Paralegal (Startups), J&O Law / NYC, Boca Raton or other
From the network
Investment Partner & Head of Engineering, DRF / Remote
Principal, Goat Capital / SF
Chief of Staff, Ripple / SF
Head of Content, Khan Academy / Mountain View
Head of Global Sales Strategy & Operations, Nextdoor / SF
Sr Director M&A Integration - GTM, Twilio / SF
Sr Data Scientist, Anthemis / NYC
Business Operations & Growth Manager, Snorkel AI / Palo Alto
NYC Blend F20 Connect: A program designed for NY based, underrepresented founders who need support to navigate and work with VCs for fundraising and general company-building support.
GoingVC Mentor Network: Apply to mentor the next generation of VCs with GoingVC’s mentorship program.
Kellogg’s Rise Up Venture Contest: Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management is hosting a pitch competition for diverse founders & teams.
What we are..
Reading: Femstreet member content (our favourite!) that spans different sectors and trends, from education to healthcare:
A one-stop-shop for female healthcare reading / Beatrice Aliprandi
Trends, challenges and opportunities in edtech / Cecilia Manduca
Edition IV of Playfair Capital’s Female Founder Office Hours / Nov 5th & 12th
Redpoint Office Hours with Medha Agarwal & Shopify’s Kaz Nejatian / Oct 7th, 9:30am PT
Upvoting: Kapwing’s new Waveform Maker product on Producthunt. It allows you to bring podcasts, music, interviews to life by turning audio into video for social media. Congrats Julia & team!
Make the most of your membership
Banner image credits: Fortune, Forbes, Glossier, All Raise, Canva, Ethel’s Club, OV, NYSE. Other images: NY Times (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, via Associated Press); All The Angels; Kapwing.