Women in Venture Capital: Cindy Padnos and Aileen Lee

By John Glynn, Erika Feldhausen
2020 | Case No. E696 | Length 13 pgs.

This case focuses on Cindy Padnos’s and Aileen Lee’s experiences founding their own VC firms. It introduces some of the tradeoffs and challenges facing both founders. In particular, the case highlights some of their early investing experiences as women VCs and how those experiences shaped decisions with their funds.

Also see:  E695: Women in Capital Venture

Learning Objective

The learning objective of the case is to give students insight into some of the opportunities and decisions facing those starting their own venture capital firms while also highlighting some of the unique challenges faced by women venture capitalists.

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