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Intelligent Growth in a Down Market with Iris Choi, Partner, Floodgate — April 23, 2020

Iris Choi, WG’04, is a Partner at Floodgate, an early-stage VC. She’ll share her perspective on how startups can navigate a down market

Join Floodgate Partner Iris Choi, WG’04, to discuss what founders should strive for in a down market. She’ll explain Floodgate’s approach to Intelligent Growth and what VCs are looking for in this environment.

Date: April 23rd, 2020
Time: 12 PM PST
Cost: FREE

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About Iris Choi

Iris Choi is a Partner at FLOODGATE. She leads follow on investing at FLOODGATE and works closely across the portfolio of companies on a range of strategic areas, including business development, partnerships and financings. Iris serves on the board of select companies, including TouchofModern, MangoHealth, Sharethrough, Maker Media, Nirvana and Business Connect China.

Iris also leads FLOODGATE’s efforts to cultivate new and existing relationships with senior leadership at established technology companies that operate in the spaces in which FLOODGATE invests. These relationships afford FLOODGATE an opportunity to gain insights into industry priorities and trends and also partnership opportunities between the larger players and FLOODGATE portfolio companies.

Iris is also responsible for offering a current perspective around capital markets and M&A trends for portfolio companies and best practices in exit scenarios.


The Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association (WAFFA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to accelerate the success of Penn Wharton female founders and investors. Today, 13% of Penn founders are women but they raise just 6% of venture capital. WAFFA harnesses the power of the Penn Wharton network to educate, support, and foster connections for female founders and funders.