Fundraising as Female Co-CEOs

Elise Densborn, Splendid Spoon
In conversation with: Emily Ma, Stanford University

Splendid Spoon co-CEO Elise Densborn observes that the world of venture capital is “designed around white men,” which presented opportunities and challenges during the companies $12 million series B round. For example, she explains, some potential funders expected definitive plans, while she and her co-CEO prefer to design for optionality.