WEL Silicon Valley

We are bridging the gender gap

Joanne Fedeyko
MP, WEL Silicon Valley

Leila Yari
MP, WEL Silicon Valley

There are not nearly enough female investors in early stage businesses.

About WEL SV

Silicon Valley houses some of our world's most innovative companies. We strive to bring more female investors to the table to invest in innovative companies.

female investor meeting

Collective Investing & Experiential Learning

WEL Silicon Valley strives to create a comfortable, non-intimidating environment to learn about early-stage startup investing and get access to high-quality deal flow while allowing members to expand their network to find investment partners for years to come.

women brainstorming


We are keeping our investment thesis loose to accommodate the interests of our LP's in the fund. We would like to look at seed stage opportunities, and are industry agnostic. We will lean more heavily towards US-based companies, however seeing that the professional world is becoming more remote, we will consider international startups as well. We will make investments based on our collective experience, and consider our ability to support the startup on their path to growth.

Become an Investor

Learn by doing & build a portfolio at the same time

WEL Silicon Valley provides a collaborative and fun environment for women to experiment with investing in early stage ventures with a small amount of risk capital. Here you’ll gain access to innovative companies, learn the ins and outs of investing, build your network of likeminded successful women, and create an investment portfolio of one or more companies. As a woman angel investor – you will be a leader and change-maker, inspiring other women to join the movement.


Apply for Funding

Get support from WEL Silicon Valley

If your company is early stage and based in the Silicon Valley area, then WEL Silicon Valley might be the right source for funding. Even though we might not take the entire round, our relationships and affiliations with high net worth individuals and other WEL funds and angel groups can potentially help you raise further funding.