As a German immigrant to the US, and as someone who lived in five different countries before hitting the center of innovation and startup funding in Silicon Valley nine years ago, I get constantly asked about the secrets of “breaking in” the circles of Silicon Valley and securing funding for…


I recently heard somebody say “It’s not about what you know, it’s about whom you know”.

This simple sentence couldn’t carry more truth.

When I came to Silicon Valley about a decade ago I did not know anything about entrepreneurship, startups, or venture funding. Very soon I realized that I…


5 Tips for early-stage entrepreneurs

It is the time of the year when my inbox starts filling up with year-end updates from the startups I advise, mentor, invested in, or founders who just want to keep me up to date because they have gone through the GUILD Academy program or met me at a virtual…


The six most common limiting beliefs of early-stage entrepreneurs and how to overcome them.

Limiting Beliefs — It’s one of the top topics that comes up in my conversations with early stage founders in the GUILD Academy. …


In our interview series with leaders, the GUILD interviewed remarkable women with inspiring stories, insights and points of view in order to bring their stories to you.

In this interview we are highlighting Anita Daren Gardyne, CEO of Oneva. Read how she became an entrepreneur solving access to quality care.

Learn about her path and her advice for entrepreneurs on their way of solving big problems they are passionate about.

Anita Darden Gardyne — CEO of Oneva

My passion for startups began when I…


The GUILD as an example — Going global to continue connecting female founders to Silicon Valley

The GUILD is a community for female entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and leaders to connect and collaborate on new ideas and business ventures.

In later 2016 just after the US election — that did not yield the results female leaders had hoped for — the San Francisco tech startup launched its…


In our interview series with inspiring women, the GUILD interviewed a wide variety of women with remarkable stories, insights and points of view in order to bring their stories to you.

We are highlighting the tech investor, new mum and author of Bumpin’, The Modern Guide to Pregnancy — Leslie Schrock. As a first-time mother whose own struggles opened her eyes to this widespread problem she felt compelled to write a book with the frank, funny warmth of a trusted friend.


Inside the GUILD Academy

It’s been quite the learning curve … two months ago we launched the GUILD’s first online program with the promise to teach entrepreneurs to launch their business Silicon-Valley Style in just under 12-weeks. https://www.letsguildacademy.com/

As the founder of the GUILD, it’s a big responsibly to find myself in the education…


In our interview series with leaders, the GUILD interviewed a wide variety of women with remarkable stories, insights and points of view in order to bring their stories to you.

Isabelle Lescent-Giles — Professor of Strategy And Family Business at Hult

In this interview we are highlighting Isabelle Lescent-Giles and her latest research including surprising findings about women in leadership roles from all around the world.

Learn about Isabelle’s background, her work in research as the Professor of Strategy and Family Business at International Business School of Hult and the interesting…


Founder’s advice from a dispute resolution expert and a venture capital specialist.

Founding a company is a challenge, and so is keeping good co-founder relationships. In high-pressure environments as start-ups, good relations and intentions can quickly turn into contentious ones, that negatively impact the business and the growth of the company, or even lead to a failure of the venture.

Do not…

The GUILD

A face-to-face networking platform for women. We make the introduction so you can focus on building the connection. #getguilded at www.letsguild.com

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