On September 24, 2021, General Partner of Born Global Ventures, Dr. Sunny Zhang was joined by Rebecca Springer, PhD and Hilary Wiek, members of the PitchBook institutional research team, for a virtual event. Rebecca and Hilary delivered their invaluable insights for Emerging, Diverse and Impact Managers, and the key topics discussed were:

  • Current VC fundraising trends 
  • Fundraising advice for emerging managers and how to build an effective pitch
  • Options on seeding and anchoring
  • Considerations for diverse managers
  • Sustainable Investing and tagging impact funds

Dr. Rebecca Springer is a Private Equity Analyst at PitchBook. She leads the team’s healthcare coverage and contributes to PitchBook’s quarterly PE and M&A market updates. Rebecca’s insights have been cited in publications including Institutional Investor and Buyouts, and she has published several peer-reviewed academic papers. She has earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s from the University of Cambridge, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Hilary Wiek, CFA, CAIA is the Lead Analyst for Fund Strategies and Performance at PitchBook. She also heads up PitchBook’s coverage of the ESG/Impact Investing space. With over 20 years of experience in asset owner, manager and advisory roles, Hilary was previously the Director of Investments at Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, where she handled portfolio management, impact/ESG, investment diligence and monitoring, and investment operations.

A massive thank you to our Event Partners, PitchBook Data, business angel Minority association – baMa, First Bight Ventures, Global Energy Mentors (GEM), Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, Sutton Capital, The Cannon Community, Women in AI USA and Born Global Global for their unconditional support. 

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