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Ecosystem Giants - Meagan Loyst

7pm CET (6pm BST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021

ParlayMe is proud to support '#EcosystemGiants' , the series featuring the leaders redefining the tech investment and entrepreneurship landscape. Hear from the 'Queen of Gen Z VC' Meagan Loyst (VC, Lerer Hippeau) at 7pm CET (6pm BST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 as she speaks with @Tzvete about breaking into VC, building a personal brand as an investor and powering a community of Gen Z tech leaders.

The #EcosystemGiants series highlight the ecosystem members who redefine the tech investment and startup landscape. They are sessions of practical, actionable advice to entrepreneurs and operators. The amazing guests share their ‘secrets’ to success, offer insights and commentary on the market. Join for an opportunity to meet and get to know (albeit virtually) some of the most seasoned VC investors and founders. Part of the 'Ecosystem' Project, aiming to contribute to democratizing access to venture for less networked founders and junior VC through a newsletter and online initiatives.

Timings (BST)

18:00 Start; in conversation with Meagan Loyst

18:30 Market commentary and Q&A

18:45 Pitching for feedback

*A founder will give a 3' pitch for the chance to get direct feedback from Meagan

18:55 End


Meagan Loyst is a VC at Lerer Hippeau where she focuses on seed stage investing. She is also on the Advisory Board of Girls Who Invest, and is passionate about increasing diversity in VC & Asset Management. Meagan is the Founder of Gen Z VCs, a global collective of 7,000+ Gen Z investors, founders, angels, students, and aspiring VCs -- and now, a movement. She coined the term "Gen Z VC" in her 1st Medium article and started the Gen Z VCs Slack community in November 2020. Meagan has been featured in Business Insider 8x, most recently as the "Queen of Gen Z VC" as one of the top 29 up-and-comers changing the world of venture capital, and in Cosmopolitan as a Gen Z leader on Clubhouse in the U.S.. She previously worked at General Atlantic (growth equity), J.P. Morgan (asset management), BayBoston (growth equity), and Perry Capital (hedge fund). Lerer Hippeau is one of the most active seed and early-stage venture capital funds, based out of New York City, and invests in consumer, e-commerce, and enterprise software sectors.

Tzvete is the founder of the 'Ecosystem' project, that aims to tackle the issue of closed networks in venture. Its goal is to help very early stage founders in accessing pre-seed capital through a weekly newsletter and online initiatives. She is an advisor on startup strategy /positioning and a mentor to female founders (a non-exec trustee at Girls in Charge). Her experience in VC includes being on the investment team at a Berlin-based early stage supply chain-focused fund and in a platform role at the VC spin out of multinational real estate investment manager Round Hill Capital.


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