Lisa Q. Fetterman – Co-founder and CEO of Nomiku
“I think there is an imbalance in who gets funded with what idea in Silicon Valley,” said Lisa Q. Fetterman, the CEO and co-founder of Nomiku, a maker of smart sous vide machines. The numbers support her claim: women-led startups only raised 2.2 percent of venture capital investment in 2018. “Every startup is difficult and hard to run, but women are going into the arena with hands tied behind their backs.” Despite her successes, for example, Fetterman said she ran into issues trying to fund her startup partly, she feels, because “there aren’t too many people who look like me in this space.”

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