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published 8 May 2015 1 minute 40 seconds to read

Monica Dodi

US-based Monica Dodi focuses on female entrepreneurs with scalable business ambitions and aims to make women in business visible. Meet her and find out more about the fund and its focus in our Investor Pick.

About me.

Women's Venture Capital Fund

The Fund capitalizes on the expanding pipeline of women entrepreneurs leading gender diverse teams and creating capital efficient, high growth comp

I earned my first money with...
I worked as a babysitter to earn my first money.

If I wouldn't be an investor I would be...
an entrepreneur myself. Having founded four successful startups there's no doubt that I would be an entrepreneur as it was very satisfying to see an idea become reality!

I get annoyed when...
things are more complicated than necessary.

You might not believe it, but we...
have identified a very healthy deal flow of high potential female entrepreneurs.

My favourite movie is...
Interstellar

About passion and profession.

My investment fund is focused on startups in...
Digital Media. Given my domain experience at MTV Europe, Disney, Warner Bros and AOL, I already know the secrets to building a media brand, as well as potential pitfalls.

I wouldn’t like to work anywhere else because...
it is exciting to work with innovative people

The investment plan for the next years is...
to fund promising startups with excellent exit potential.

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by...
mentor capital. We view our value add as bringing much needed capital as well as our expertise and networks. 

Besides money I offer...
Expertise as well as important networks in the area. Building high caliber management teams with practical strategies for building market share.

About working with startups.

You get most out of relationship with me when you can describe what you need or what you are in two sentences.

In a startup I am looking for...
A dynamic team with a large global markets

Characteristics a founder team should have are ...
willingness to take risks and to change course if necessary.

I was most impressed by...
Steve Jobs

I was least impressed by...
Bill Gates

You get most out of relationship with me when...
you can describe what you need or what you are in two sentences

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