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Female Founders Get Face-To-Face with Prospective Investors at Talent Karma Event

Talent Karma Announces “SheScales”; An entrepreneurial luncheon and vision pitch competition for Silicon Valley female founders on June 21st, 2017 at Sofia University.

Palo Alto, CA, June 03, 2017 --( Tech Startup Talent Karma aims to build a more effective, accessible, and sustainable workplace, by empowering members with career guidance and advice through an engaged, online community of mentors, mentees, and content creators. The company announces an event today: “SheScales,” an entrepreneurial luncheon and vision pitch competition on June 21st, 2017 at 11:30 AM PST at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. “SheScales” supports the company’s mission, inviting early-stage startups led by female founders to present their ideas and business cases to a distinguished group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, angel investors, industry executives, and experts in other verticals.

The event will allow founders the opportunity to meet with investors face-to-face, as well as receive integral feedback and insight from renowned, industry experts in a panel discussion with a live Q&A session. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in, or watch, four early-stage female founders pitch their businesses and/or technological advancements to a panel of venture capital investors at this limited-access luncheon. This truly is a unique experience that provides women-centric networking opportunities, that are scarcely available at other startup events.

“The event gives us a chance to help a specific group of founders generate awareness, receive meaningful advice and positive feedback, and make important connections in an environment that typically excludes them,” says Lakeisha Poole, CEO and founder of Talent Karma. “Our goal is to support diversity and inclusion for founders in Silicon Valley, while supporting scalable, sustainable business and revenue models.”

Poole will lead and moderate a panel of featured speakers, including:

Cheryl Contee, the award-winning CEO and Co-Founder of Fission Strategy, which helps the world’s leading nonprofits, foundations, and social enterprises design digital ecosystems that create change globally;
Tricia Salinero, a Partner and Managing Director at Woodside Capital Partners, credited with nearly $4 billion of mergers and acquisitions;
Martina Launchego, Operating Partner at Costanoa Ventures with over 20 years as a marketing and product executive, building, branding, and launching market-defining software at Microsoft, Netscape/AOL, and Loudcloud.

Tickets can be purchased at A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support STEM Saturday, an organization providing free STEM education opportunities for underrepresented middle and high school students.

About Talent Karma
Founded in 2016, Talent Karma, Inc. is an online community platform that provides workplace insights to identify and eliminate toxic work environments. Talent Karma matches talented professionals with interested employers who align with their values. To learn more, visit, or call 408.580.4103.
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