Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate, Sifted has picked out some of the top female investors in European Venture Capital (VC). These women have been recognized for their contributions to the industry and are being asked by other prominent VCs which rising female investors they have their eye on.
The list includes names, such as Ana Bakshi from Atomico who invests in early-stage companies; Pia d’Iribarne from Felix Capital who focuses on investments within media & entertainment; and Julia Groves from Truffle Ventures who specializes in consumer products. All three of these successful women are well respected within the venture capital space.
In addition to this trio, there were a few more names that caught our attention: Katja Bergman at Northzone looks after deals across Europe while also helping entrepreneurs with product development; Sarah Tavel at Benchmark works closely with founders during all stages of growth; and finally, Maria Raga at Mangrove Capital Partners leads investments into digital health startups.
These inspiring ladies are paving the way for future generations of female VCs – something we should be celebrating today! They’re showing us that ambitious women everywhere can make an impact through investing if they put their minds to it.