HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event ft Willow Growth Partners
About this Event
YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM LINK: https://youtu.be/gPOVwOLAFDQ
FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM LINK: to be added
HXTV| VC Ask Me Anything Virtual Event featuring Willow Growth Partners
About HXTV Livestreams: These livestreams, which will include audience Q&A, will tackle the big questions on everyone’s mind, like how founders should adjust in the face of the pandemic and what fund-raising will look like once the pandemic loosens its grip.
FOUNDERS! APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 1:1 PITCH SESSIONS
Apply to pitch 1:1 to Willow Growth Partners! Apply HERE!
11:55am| Livestream available
12:00pm | Introduction to the speakers
12:05pm | Info session on Willow
12:20pm | Question and Answers
1:00pm | Adjourn
Deborah Benton | Founder & Partner
Deborah is the Founder & General Partner at Willow Growth Partners.
Prior to Willow, Deborah invested for 6 years through her family office investment vehicle, Kaktus Capital, focusing on early-stage consumer brands and technologies. Earlier in her career, Deborah held a number of C level operational roles in fast-growth, venture-backed consumer companies. Over the past ten years, Deborah has held a number of Board of Director and Advisory Board roles and currently sits on the boards of Carbon38, Coterie, and Leaf Group (NYSE:LEAF).
Deborah holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Health) from Queen’s University, Canada.
Amanda Schutzbank | Co-Founder & Partner
Amanda is the Co-Founder & General Partner at Willow Growth Partners.
Prior to Willow, Amanda spent a number of years as an investor at both Amplify.LA and Primary Venture Partners focusing on investing in the e-commerce sector. Prior to her time in venture capital, Amanda was the VP of Marketing, and on the founding team of Karma, a consumer hardware company. Amanda was one of the first Associates in the Techstars New York City program and started her career as an Investment Banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she worked on IPOs within the Technology sector.
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
MORE ON WILLOW GROWTH PARTNERS
Willow provides early growth capital to entrepreneurs building the next generation of transformative consumer brands and the disruptive technologies that power them. They are a Los Angeles based firm looking to become more engaged with the Houston ecosystem. They prefer to invest in beauty, health & wellness, personal care, home, apparel & accessories, pet, baby, and food & beverage companies.