Nisha Dua is a General Partner at BBG Ventures, which she co-founded with Susan Lyne in 2014. BBGV is a NYC-based seed fund, investing in consumer tech startups with at least one female founder. BBGV invests across content, commerce, future of work and platforms and services for Gen Z. BBGV has invested in over 60 startups. Nisha has spent the last decade working in media, tech, strategy and law. She was the General Manager of AOL’s millennial site, Cambio, which she re-launched as a site “for girls, #BUILTBYGIRLS” in partnership with Girls Who Code. She founded the #BUILTBYGIRLS movement which challenges young women to be part of the tech-enabled economy and recently launched the WAVE platform, which connects girls with professionals to help them build their first networks into tech.
Co-founder and Managing Director of Upstart
Mara Lewis is a serial entrepreneur and champion for diversity in tech. After launching her first startup in college, she went on to found 4 more tech startups, and is currently the Managing Director of Start Co. — an accelerator and venture fund for early stage startups. To date, she has helped accelerate over 30 high-tech, high-growth companies. Mara sits on the Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and advises Fortune 500 companies on innovation strategy and corporate venture. Mara has been quoted in the media as a thought leader for women in technology, and in 2012, helped launch Upstart, one of the nation’s first accelerators for women-led tech startups. She resides in San Francisco, CA with a secondary residence in Memphis, TN to support startups outside of traditional tech hubs.
Andrew Weinreich is an American serial entrepreneur. He is a pioneer in the field of social networking and has been starting and building businesses since 1997.
Shelly Kapoor Collins
Founder, Shatter Fund
Shelly is founding partner of the Shatter Fund, a returns driven fund investing in technology companies led and started by women. Shatter is the culmination of Shelly’s entire career of working in the Tech industry as a founder, investor and advisor, and extensive experience in mentoring and empowering women in the US and abroad. Shelly has the privilege of being appointed to the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) by the Obama Administration and Vice Chair of Secretary Clinton's Women in Public Service Project. Shelly has been named one of the top 20 influential Indian women by the Economic Times of India, named to the Forbes ‘40 women to watch over 40’ list in 2013, and profiled by Fast Company as one of three entrepreneurs achieving success through selfless work.