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January Ventures hosted an intimate session with Jocelyn Mangan, Founder and CEO of HimForHer, to discuss: demystifying the boardroom. After a storied product career in the tech industry, Jocelyn, who sits on a public board (Papa Johns) and on the board of a hyper-growth startup (ChowNow), launched HimForHer to get more women on boards.

It is more important than ever to address the lack of gender parity on corporate boards. According to the Equilar Gender Diversity Index, only 23.5% of board seats are held by women. 6% of companies in the index have no women at all on their board…


We were recently joined by Ryan O’Donnell, Co-Founder and CEO of Replyify and SellHack, two tech platforms used by thousands of companies, both large and small, for generating a consistent sales pipeline. SellHack is a Chrome browser extension to build targeted prospect lists and Replyify automatically sends out your cold emails so you’ll never forget to follow up again.

Ryan is a growth marketer obsessed with helping sales professionals and business owners sell like a robot while still sounding like a human. He implements the software platforms he’s built to consistently generate over $1M in revenue.

Ryan spoke with our…


A guide for founders who want to pitch to us

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Here at January Ventures we’re all about backing founders based on their ambition, not their pedigrees or who they know — that is why if you’re a founder with a great idea you can pitch us directly.

VC can often feel like a blackbox for founders looking to fundraise. We believe that if our vision for an equal opportunity tech ecosystem, we need to be transparent and let founders know what the process — from pitching to that check deposited in their startups’ bank accounts — is like. …


Interview with Veera Johnson, CCO and Co-founder of Circulor, and Lars Vestergaard, Market Connect at Oracle for Startups

We recently sat down with two business development experts, Circulor Co-founder Veera Johnson, a veteran management consultant with a passion for economic and urban development, and Oracle for Startups Market Connect Lars Vestergaard, a recognized authority and strategy advisor in the investment banking, telco, and tech fields, to find out what early founders need to know to prepare for their first enterprise sale.

Q: What is your high level advice for early stage startups that are trying to sell to enterprise?


Part 5 of our interview with Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana

We recently sat down with marketing experts Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana. Here is a summary of our conversation.

We got so many insights that we decided to split this interview in five parts. You can find them here:


Part 4 of our interview with Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana

We recently sat down with marketing experts Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana. Here is a summary of our conversation.

We got so many insights that we decided to split this interview in five parts. You can find them here:


Part 3 of our interview with Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana

We recently sat down with marketing experts Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana. Here is a summary of our conversation.

We got so many insights that we decided to split this interview in five parts. You can find them here:


Part 2 of our interview with Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana

We recently sat down with marketing experts Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana. Here is a summary of our conversation.

We got so many insights that we decided to split this interview in five parts. You can find them here:


Part 1 of our interview with Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana

We recently sat down with marketing experts Rachel Kim, VP of Marketing at Wonolo, and Emily Kramer, former Head of Marketing at Carta and Asana. Here is a summary of our conversation.

We got so many insights that we decided to split this interview in five parts. You can find them here:


Interview with Sarah Kunst, Managing Director at Cleo Capital, and Maria Salamanca, Principal at Unshackled Ventures

We recently sat down with prolific pre-seed investors Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital, an early stage venture capital fund for immigrant-founded startups, and Maria Salamanca of Unshackled Ventures, the 3rd-largest venture capital fund with a black female founder, to find out what founders can do to successfully close a pre-seed round in today’s turbulent macro environment.

Q. How do you define pre-seed?

Sarah: For me, the earlier the better. I look for valuations of $3–7M. Companies often don’t have revenue or product, but they…

January Ventures

January Ventures (previously known as Jane VC) invests early and opens doors for the visionary founders of the future.

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