Technology is one the most significant factors shaping our lives today. Yet in venture capital, which drives much of this technology, only 8% of investors are women and nearly 75% of all US VC funds have no women in management, creating both a significant financial gap and a huge opportunity.Wonder Ventures
focuses on this unexplored financial opportunity, investing in a portfolio of diverse and emerging VC funds to enhance financial returns and expand the investing pool that will define innovation in the next generation and beyond.Wonder Ventures
was founded by Darya Henig Shaked. With a mission to advance women entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Darya earlier founded WEAct, an international community of 2500+ entrepreneurs worldwide. From over 1,000 applicants, Darya has selected and successfully supported 40 female-founded startups, including Realface, which was acquired by Apple in 2017.
Darya previously served as COO at Vital Capital Fund, a $350M private equity fund investing in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has extensive experience in public-private collaborations. Earlier in her career. she was recruited by Israel’s then Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, where she served on his communications team and was Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s office and, separately, at Israel’s Ministry of Housing & Construction.
A native of Israel, Ms. Shaked holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Bar Ilan University and completed her legal internship at the Central District Attorney’s Office. She had also completed executive programs at both Singularity University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
She was named One of the Most Influential Israelis in Silicon Valley in 2017, based on her contributions as an investor and entrepreneur. https://www.israel21c.org/15-israelis-making-a-mark-on-silicon-valleys-tech-scene/