An Ongoing Commitment to Build an Inclusive Ecosystem of Innovators, Corporate Leaders, and Entrepreneurs
New York, NY – June 18, 2018 – Plum Alley Inc. (plumalley.co) today announced that Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) (glg.it) has joined as a Corporate Member. The announcement reinforces GLG’s ongoing commitment to building an inclusive ecosystem of innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. The partnership also demonstrates GLG’s commitment to inclusive innovation with a focus on advancing more diverse founders and elevating the engagement of women executives with early stage companies.
Plum Alley is a modern membership of individuals, families and corporations seeking to transform innovation and investing. Plum Alley’s Corporate Membership is designed for companies committed to the innovation economy and supporting the advancement of diverse corporate leaders and founders. Plum Alley offers members access to meet and invest via syndicates in select technology and healthcare companies founded by gender diverse teams and also brings members exclusive learning experiences centered around innovation and investing.
GLG is the world’s largest platform for professional expertise, comprising more than 600,000 thought leaders and practitioners, including business leaders, scientists, academics, former public sector leaders, and the foremost subject matter specialists. Clients include Fortune 500 companies in nearly every sector and the leading professional services firms and financial institutions.
Andrea Turner Moffitt, co-founder and President of Plum Alley Investments said “We continue to expand our relationships and reach with corporate members and partners across industries. GLG’s rich history and expertise around leadership learning and its vast network of experts across sectors will be an invaluable addition to the Plum Alley community.”
“We are at an unprecedented time of rapid innovation. As a technology-enabled learning platform with a culture committed to diversity and inclusion, Plum Alley offers a unique experience for GLG executives to meet, connect and gain enhanced insights on new technological advancements and medical breakthroughs led by female founders in areas like blockchain, CRISPR, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and beyond” said Melinda Wolfe, Global Head of Human Resources at GLG.
Through the corporate membership, designated senior executives at GLG will serve as Corporate Game Changer members of Plum Alley. Plum Alley and GLG also partnered on a recent breakfast session on “Investing in Women Entrepreneurs and the Future” on June 14th and will be collaborating to jointly host a Plum Alley InsideViewTM session on “Technology and the Future of Healthcare.”
About Plum Alley
Plum Alley is a private membership of individuals, families and corporations transforming innovation and investing. Plum Alley members invest via syndicates in curated early stage companies at the Series A level with gender diverse founding teams building technological and medical breakthroughs. Members also have access to exclusive learning experiences to stay “future literate” about innovation and a way to leverage personal expertise and relationships to help these companies accelerate growth and success. In the last 2 years, Plum Alley has closed ten syndicate investments aggregating more than $7 million invested across companies with innovations in LED lighting to kill bacteria, cardiovascular disease prevention, teaching critical thinking via a tech enabled platform, incubating stem cells to grow bone, and deep learning video recognition technology. Plum Alley’s proprietary InsideViewTM sessions feature thought leaders and cutting edge conversations at the intersection of innovation and investing on topics like blockchain, CRISPR, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. For more information about Plum Alley visit: plumalley.co.