and Startup Estonia
have put together a 12-month "NORDIC VC MASTERCLASS SERIES"* which takes place from December 2022 to December 2023. Each quarter we bring one experienced Nordic fund manager to Estonia to guide us through the maze of fund formation, development, portfolio management, team building, and innovation.
👉 The series continued on 22 MARCH 2023
with Gerda Mazi Larsson
from Curitas Ventures
guiding us into the topic of "The importance of diversity in VC fund and its portfolio
- Setting diversity as one of the key aspects of managing a VC fund
- Portfolio management and development from a diversity perspective
- What do the numbers say and what's really behind it?
- Diversity in practice
🎥 Find the recording of the event HERE
**Photo: Gerda Mazi LarssonGerda Mazi Larsson / CEO / Curitas Ventures
A strong voice for gender equality, innovation enthusiast, and entrepreneur. She started her first organization in her early 20s and later co-founded The Case for Her, a femtech and women's health investment portfolio. Formerly she was CEO at The Case for Her, Deputy Executive Director at UN Women Sweden, etc. She has experience working and investing globally and is driven by her passion for seeing great ideas reach scale.
Gerda sits on the board of Primär FM Group, Lanetalk, Droppa, Släktingar, The Case for Her, chairs Mitt Alby Foundation, and serves as a juror for the feminist film prize, The Anna Award. Former board positions include chair at 1325 Policy Group, board member of the East African e-commerce company Kasha, and Giving Wings. She has a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning and an M.Sc. in Politics and Development from Stockholm University.
In 2022 Gerda was recognized as the #24 on The Future Female Leaders in Sweden by Ledarna. In 2021 she was named the #1 top talent in Sweden in the Social Impact and Sustainability category by the Nova 111 List. In 2020 she was awarded the 101 Global Fabulous CSR Leaders by World CSR Congress and came second when Sifted listed the Pioneers of the New World - category Big Ideas. In 2019, she was also one of the awardees of the Power Together award given by Women Political Leaders for her work in women's health. https://www.curitasventures.com
*** The program is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.