Connect with an Investor

WAFFA mission is to accelerate the success of female founders and funders. One important way we do this is by connecting founders and funders.

Take a look at the list of investors in our network. Let us know who you would like to meet and we will make the introduction.

Red & Blue Ventures

WAFFA has partnered with Red & Blue Ventures to ensure that each Alumnae Founder who submits a contact/funding request through our link will get the benefit of a timely, detailed interaction with a VC.

Red & Blue Ventures is a privately owned and operated, seed and early-stage venture capital fund that invests in companies from the Penn ecosystem. Their portfolios range from 30-50% female founders.

Red & Blue’s new Venture Capital Analyst and WAFFA member Pattryze Garate (W22) will work alongside Managing Director Michael Aronson to hear pitches (if fundraising) or provide actionable feedback (if not fundraising).

Pitch Deck Resources

As you get prepare to speak with potential investors, here are some interesting resources that could be helpful.

1. Sequoia template: How to pitch to Sequoia Capital?

2. Buffer: The Pitch Deck We Used To Raise $500,000 For Our Startup

3. What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs

4. David Rose and Vinod Khosla: How to pitch to a VC?

5. Watch Vinod Khosla’s talk: Pitch the way VCs think: Presenting powerpoint with emotion

6. Book: ‘Mastering the VC game’ by Jeffrey Bussgang

7. Book: ‘Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us’ by Mike Belsito