Scarlet Fu, a Bloomberg television anchor recently sat down with a panel of three highly successful venture capitalists: Rebecca Kaden of Union Square Ventures, Beth Ferreira of FirstMark Capital, and Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft to get an insider’s perspective of women in the venture capital industry.
First and foremost, all of the women recognized that there are no direct or traditional paths to get into venture capital. Kaden fully embodies this notion as she shared to the audience that she originally planned to be journalist, and after graduating college, moved to San Francisco to write for an up-and-coming newspaper. However, she soon found herself getting involved on the finance side of things. That is, she was more interested in figuring out how the newspaper would make money.