The world of startups is filled with dreamers and idea makers. But the funding from VC money usually only serves a small pocket of entrepreneurs. There is a diversity gap in the startup world. Bianca Caban, The Republic Team, and SheWorx has set out to open doors to women and other founders to get the funding to make their dreams and ideas reality too. In the episode Bianca and I chat about how diversity is a benefit to the world of VC and what we need to do to rethink how we invest businesses run by monitories.
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About Bianca Caban
Bianca Caban is Managing Director of SheWorx, a 20,000+ global female founder community and events business owned by Republic. Republic is a fundraising platform for startups and blockchain projects. Before Republic and SheWorx, she worked on Wall Street, including at Credit Suisse, BlackRock, and Atlas Merchant Capital, where she conducted business in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Bianca also established a consultancy, Taino Capital, where she worked with clients on fund formation and strategy, and launched a nonprofit accelerator for female entrepreneurs called AccessLatina. She is on the Advisory Board of Lilu, an innovative female-led hardware startup, and an alum of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers and Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle. Bianca earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Harvard College.