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Podcast with Seth Levine of Foundry Group: One “Middle-aged Guy’s” Reaction to Sexual Harassment in Venture

Hear MergeLane’s Sue Heilbronner and Foundry Group’s Seth Levine in an open and intimate discussion of the sexual harassment news that emerged from Silicon Valley over the last two months. Seth has been an instrumental advisor and personal investor in MergeLane since day one. Foundry has made numerous investments in female-led teams, particularly in last three years.

Hear what Seth and Foundry are doing to ensure a safe and respected option in venture capital for woman leaders. This is a can’t miss conversation on iTunes and Soundcloud.

 

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