Assure presents What's Going on in Venture with the SPV Sisters, Annie Evans and Sabrina Simenson who are helping female founders get more funding.
Annie is the former co-founder of Beautified, a geo-located app to find and book on-demand beauty and fitness services. As the architect behind Beautified's enterprise strategy and business development, Annie understands consumer behavior and the key role of B2B partnerships to scale and grow ideas into big companies.
With over a decade of experience in consumer marketing, Annie has worked with leading media brands such as Esquire and O, The Oprah Magazine as well as global brands such as Diageo and Audi. Prior, Annie founded The Society NYC, a private social-cultural community connecting innovative minds with one another and the brands that seek their attention. Annie has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, and many others, based on her work in business, fashion, lifestyle and tech.
Annie loves working with entrepreneurs to help bring their vision into the stratosphere of possibility. Currently, she is an advisor for tech venture Waitron, an on-demand hospitality job marketplace to connect employers with employees.
After self-studying her Law and Economics degree in Denmark, her home country, Sabrina moved to London and started her career in tech. She taught herself digital marketing and built the marketing engine and team of VINAYA's, a wearable jewelry company backed by the likes of Carmen Busquets, Robin Klein and Eileen Burbridge, and featured in VOGUE, Forbes and Elle Magazine.
Having always dreamed of living in New York, she decided to move in the summer of 2016. In New York, she helped launch a digital marketplace founded by Debbie Wosskow, the CEO of Love Home Swap and Allbright, with her responsibilities spanning from overseeing special marketing-related projects to hands-on marketing and strategy execution. From there, she continued as an independent consultant working with various early-stage European and U.S. tech startups, which collectively have gone on to raise over $1 billion in venture and growth capital.
More recently, Sabrina started angel investing in sustainable, environmentally conscious companies, acts as an advisor to many of them, helps with fundraising and is passionate about building a long-term private and public portfolio of green companies, as well as help more female founders get funding.