Mediaite’s Rachel Sklar in conversation with industry leader, Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson, about why women — as founders, entrepreneurs, team members and potential markets — are great investments that are only getting better as the industry evolves. The discussion will also include practical advice on bootstrapping, seeking funding from angels and VCs, risk-taking — and getting to the table in an industry that runs on relationships.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred is married with three kids and lives in New York City, and streams some killer tunes at .
Rachel Sklar is editor-at-large of Mediaite.com, a former senior editor at the Huffington Post, the founder of social microgiving site Charitini.com and the co-founder of , which promotes visibility, access and opportunity for women in new media and tech. She is an advisor to SBNation.com and TeachAIDS.org, and was formerly a corporate lawyer in New York and Stockholm, where she never learned to like herring.
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