Crunchbase data shows more than 800 female-founded startups globally have received a total of $4.9 billion in venture funding in 2020, through mid-December, representing a 27 percent decrease over the same period last year. With less than 3% of venture dollars invested in female founded companies in the US, the cycle of wealth creation is broken. With such huge untapped potential, the US economy is negatively impacted. How Women Invest Managing Member, Erika Cramer, will present how their organization seeks to fix the inequitable system in venture.
Please stay tuned after the presentation for a 30-minute networking session.
Erika Cramer, Managing Member, How Women Invest
Erika Cramer is a Managing Partner with How Women Invest and its gender-lensed early stage venture fund. Ms. Cramer is an accomplished investment banking executive, advisor, and board member with 25+ years in M&A, capital raising, divestitures, succession planning and valuations. While serving as Partner and Chief Compliance Officer at Silver Lane Advisors LLC, she completed 52 transactions involving over $240B in assets under advisement/management (AUM) exchanging hands. A financial expert, Ms. Cramer has served as Board Director and Audit Chair of Atlanta Life Insurance Company. She is an Advisory Board member at OpenInvest, a venture-backed fintech ESG manager and also serves as a Director of Trips for Kids Marin. Ms. Cramer is a Partner with CANY Capital, LLC, a family office and the sister firm of Alternative Access Capital, LLC, a private placement firm raising institutional capital for alternative investment products.
Prior positions include SVP, Strategic Development, for U.S. Trust Company of NY, and Director & Partner with Berkshire Capital Securities, LLC. She is a Committee Member and Angel for the NoCal Committee of 100 Women in Finance. Ms. Cramer is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She earned an MBA in Finance at Pace University and bachelor’s degree in Finance from West Virginia University. Ms. Cramer is SEC-licensed for Series 79, 7, 63 and 24.
1:00 p.m. - Program begins
1:45 p.m. - Q&A
2:00 p.m. - Program ends; Women of CFA Society San Francisco Networking Session begins
2:30 p.m. - Networking ends
This event qualifies for 1.0 hours of professional learning credit for CFA charterholders.