About

Women’s PE Briefs is a unique source for news, personal profiles and original video content about the influential women in private equity, venture capital and other alternative investments. Falk Marques Group, producer of the Women’s Private Equity Summit, Women’s Alternative Investment Summit, and the inaugural Leadership Unbound Summit in September 2019, launched Women’s PE Briefs in May 2014 to fill a gap in coverage of the women who are succeeding at the highest levels of the industry. No other publication — online or in print — consistently covers this important leadership group.

Each weekly issue showcases the accomplishments of leading women in the industry: big deals and new ventures, fundraising and exits, and successes at companies owned or run by women. Women’s PE Briefs reports on who’s hiring, who’s retiring, who’s been promoted and who was honored with awards and recognition. When all the important news of the week appears in Women’s PE Briefs, readers can see the significant impact women have across the private equity and alternative investment landscape.

The editor of Women’s PE Briefs is Falk Marques Group Vice President David G. Barry, formerly of Dow Jones & Co., where he oversaw the editorial development of in-person events and audio conferences under such brands as the Private Equity Analyst and VentureWire.

What’s Happening Now in Women’s PE Briefs?

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Two years ago, Ascension VenturesDr. Tara Butler, ExceleStar VenturesTasneem Dohadwala and Catalyst Health VenturesDarshana Zaveri had a company they backed – Augmenix, Inc., a company that raised just $42.9 million and was founded by Amar Sawhney – acquired by Boston Scientific Corp. for what could be more than $500 million. Perhaps not surprisingly, Tara, Tasneem and Darshana are now investors in another company founded by Amar, Instylla, Inc. Read more by subscribing.

Sonya Brown, a General Partner with Norwest Venture Partners, started her career in finance before quickly realizing her passion for investing in late stage companies. In this interview, Sonya discusses the changes she’s seen in the private equity industry over the years, including the continuous increase of company prices, a newly informed market, and the recent push to include women in the PE and VC space.

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