Facebook Is Producing A New Generation Of Alumni Investors. This Time, Women Are In Charge

by Alex Konrad

When the #MeToo movement reached Silicon Valley in the summer of 2017, former Facebook executive Alison Rosenthal wanted to do something—maybe leave Silicon Valley to run for office or work in policy full-time.

Then the onetime professional cyclist remembered a lesson from her former coach: “Race your strengths; train your weaknesses.” Rosenthal was impressed by work groups like All Raise were doing to promote more female tech entrepreneurs and investors. But she felt that “nonobvious” founders were still left out. “A lot of traditional firms have made some incremental changes, which I applaud,” she says. “I wanted to do something differently and more forcefully.” Read More…