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We’re excited to share that RevTech Ventures and Equity At Work announced last week the RevTech Equity for Women Fund to enable the next wave of female innovators transforming the retail industry. The new fund is led by the youngest female fund manager in Texas, Rachel West, head of the Seed Stage Investment Team at RevTech Ventures, as well as David Matthews, managing director at RevTech Ventures, and Michelle Bogan, CEO and founder of Equity at Work.

RevTech Ventures is a leading early-stage venture capital firm specializing in brand and technology investments that create the future of retail. Equity At Work consults with companies to create more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces.

RevTech Ventures and Equity At Work are raising this fund to not only capitalize on the recent changes in consumer behaviors and expectations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to capture the burgeoning pipeline of female-led entities. According to a recent McKinsey report, Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters, “When women are well-represented at the top, companies are 50 percent more likely to outperform their peers.”