InvestHer Ventures

Location:
ChicagoIL 
Founded:
2016
Size of fund:
Does not disclose
Stage:
Early
InvestHer managing partner Cayla Weisberg (left) and general partner Gerri Kahnweiler. Photo Credit: InvestHer Ventures

InvestHer Ventures is the first fund in Chicago to focus solely on women entrepreneurs, even though, according to the fund, one out of three tech startups in Chicago was founded by a woman. The fund is led by Gerri Kahnweiler, an executive with nearly two decades of experience in philanthropy, and Cayla Weisberg, a sales executive with a track record in the startup world. InvestHer, which does not lead deals, is backed by a family office and invests in early-stage, data-driven tech companies with a B2B component. While InvestHer will not say how big its fund is, it did make 13 investments in its first two years. So far, it has invested in Agrilyst, a software platform for indoor farms; Codeverse, a children's coding school; and Wisr, an engagement tool that connects universities with their alumni.

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