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Badass Women at Any Age

Dec 7, 2021

Diane has always had a passion for entrepreneurship. However, she shifted to venture capital after seeing the need to help emerging female entrepreneurs. She is an accredited investor to women investment funds and deployed funds to over 30+ businesses with top-tier leads and venture-backed Silicon Valley tech companies. Diane is an investment partner to the first fund in the nation to invest solely in women’s health. As a venture capitalist, Diane is committed to creating value through education and mentorship to businesses from an investment perspective. She mentors nationally ranked accelerators and incubators in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, including Capital Factory, MassChallenge, Divlnc, Gener8tor, and Brandery. She is also the Co-Founder of a national media platform, Identity Unveiled.

What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

Diane’s personal story and how she arrived where she is today

What attracted Diane to venture capital funding from being an entrepreneur

Challenges that women have to overcome to be in leadership

Statistics around the success of female founders securing venture capital versus male

Things that venture capitalists look at before funding a company

Diane’s recommendations to female entrepreneurs looking for venture capital

How to find the best venture firm for your company

The Identity Unveiled media platform


“Building a network of allies and champions is really helpful.”

“Invest in people that give you the most value.”

“In many cases, women reach a certain level in an organization and can’t cross over to the top management because of lack of support within the organization to get them there.”

“It is about living your best life. Showing up in power and confidence.”

“Less than 3% of female entrepreneurs are venture funded.”


LinkedIn: @dianesyoo

Identity Unveiled media platform 

Gendered Ageism Survey Results

Forbes article

5 Tips to own the superpower of your age

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The Politics of Promotion

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LinkedIn: @Bonniemarcus

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