Elizabeth Galbut

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The Right Way To Check References

Checking references is a crucial part of the supplier vetting process. I’m always surprised at how many people fail to ask for them, or take the step …

Research: The Gender Gap in Startup Success Disappears When Women Fund Women

In venture capital-financed, high-growth technology startups, only 9% of entrepreneurs are women.<p>That’s really low. Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce. They are majority owners of 36% of small businesses.<p>Of course, VC-financed tech startups are different from the general workforce. …

Female VCs Are Way Better Than Men at Picking Successful Women-Led Startups

New research just confirmed what many female entrepreneurs suspected all along.<p>A recent study by Sahil Raina, an assistant finance professor at the …

Coming out as a woman in venture capital: opinion

It was standing room only at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco one evening in April.<p>Kate Mitchell, partner and co-founder of Scale Ventures and co-chair of the National Venture Capital Association’s Diversity Task Force, jumpstarted the conversation about why she has taken a …

11 Surefire Ways For Women To Get Power And Make A Ton Of Money

<i>This is Mentoring Moments (#38), a series of WOW-you-need-to-know-these stories from successful women of multiple generations. Mentoring Moments is now a podcast.</i><p>Cindy Gallop’s Twitter profile says it all, “I like to blow sh*t up. I am the Michael Bay of business.” And this quote from Gallop is one …

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Female entrepreneurs pitch products at SoGal competition

A unique competition in the South Bay is bringing together millennial female entrepreneurs from around the world, all of whom are hoping to raise …

Here is how SoGal Ventures’ Pocket Sun is steadily changing the landscape for women entrepreneurs

The Forbes 30 under 30 recipient expounds on her passion in empowering women entrepreneurs and what the future holds for women in tech<p>Women …

Are Women Really Producing a Better Bottom Line?

MergeLane was established on a simple principle: investing in women is not only the right thing to do – it is the smart thing to do. In the time I’ve …

A Beginner’s Dictionary of Venture Capital

<b>tl;dr: Here’s a primer on the language of venture capital.</b> Previously in Mattermark, we published a Beginner’s Guide to VC. What we neglected to …

Doing References on Potential Investors

Raising money is often challenging, and a lot has been written about how to optimize the process to get the most attractive deal with the right …

Do you need a lead investor in your seed round?

<i>Check out my side project Rejectionathon (discount code: EYFRIENDS), which helps founders get over their fear of rejection.</i><br>One question that seed …

How CEOs Can Keep Their Analytics Programs from Being a Waste of Time

Despite billions of dollars invested in big data and analytics, the simple truth is that most projects and programs fail to meet expectations. And we have figured out why: analytics forces changes on the C-suite that the CEO has to anticipate and manage, but many don’t.<p>From how we choose presidents …

[THE UPLOAD] Introducing a New Way to Invest in Black Startups

<b>In Silicon Valley,</b> the name of the funding game is being able to demonstrate traction for your product or service. And while there have been a few …

The Art of Cashing Out

Clarence Wooten, founder of VentureFund.io and Progressly, will join Senior Vice President of Business Banking, US Head of Treasury and Payment …

Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering

Student Highlights<p>David Narrow, BME MS ’13, among Forbes 30 Under 30 in healthcare<p>January 7, 2016<p>David Narrow, a 2013 biomedical engineering master’s …

The World's First Free Financial Advisor: Wisebanyan

What Wisebanyan has done is it has created a technology-driven financial advisor, essentially they created an app. The company is offering the same …

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (ETF:SPY), SPDR Financial Select Sector Fund ETF (ETF:XLF) - Meet The Company Disrupting The $50 Billion Financial Services Industry

The financial services industry is huge, employing nearly 200,000 people worldwide with $49 billion in total revenue, according to a June report from …

WiseBanyan, the free retail robo-adviser, adds first paid service

Called WiseHarvesting, the new paid service is just the first in the pipeline of more branding efforts under the robo's name, WiseBanyan chief …

Big ideas, little sleep: Students tackle medical challenges at JHU's first-ever MedHacks hackathon

Students from across campus and around the world gathered at Johns Hopkins University this weekend for the first-ever MedHacks hackathon, where in a …

Proscia closes $1 million seed round, hiring expected

Two-year-old health IT startup <b>Proscia</b> closed a $1 million seed round, CEO <b>David West, Jr.</b> said Monday.<p>The round was led by New York-based <b>Emerald</b> …

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The future of digital lead generation

Dmitri Saveliev Contributor<p>Dmitri Saveliev is the founder and CEO of ServiceWhale.<p>Lead generation has come a long way. According to one analysis, lead generation dates back as far as 27 BC, assuming, of course, that we accept that the Roman trade market was the original lead generation platform for …

Legion Analytics Offers A Pandora-Style Interface For Finding Sales Leads

The founders of Legion Analytics say they’re offering a better way for salespeople to find new customers.<p>The startup is part of Y Combinator’s new fellowship system, an eight-week program for “very, very early” stage companies who receive a $12,000 grant and fly in for office hours and …

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Meet Demilade Obayomi: The co-founder of venture capital fund, A-Level Capital

Johns Hopkins University student Demilade Obayomi is a co-founder of a new venture capital fund namely A-Level Capital. The initial idea behind this …

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Building a Strong Team – Elizabeth Galbut, Partner SoGal Ventures / A-Level Capital

This week on <i>The Pitch Deck</i>, I am very excited to bring you Elizabeth Galbut. Elizabeth is the Founding Partner of SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital, …

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A-Level Capital is looking to invest in JHU startups this fall

As school begins this fall at Johns Hopkins University, A-Level Capital is looking to give student-run startups some money to grow.