Mashable Features Early PokitDok Angel Investor

By Nicole Fletcher,

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Early PokitDok investor Jonathan Sposato announced at the Seattle Angel Conference that he only funds companies with one or more female founders - and CEO Lisa Maki is proud to be one of them.

According to CrunchBase, the percentage of startups with one or more female founders has close to doubled from 9.5% in 2009, to 18% last year. Sposato is a strong advocate of female entrepreneurship and stated in a recent Mashable article: "We need to pivot our brains to think differently about how we define what gets to a successful outcome."

Sposato's early investment in Lisa Maki and PokitDok were featured in the article:

"...one woman [Sposato] has supported from the get-go is Lisa Maki, the CEO and co-founder of PokitDok.... Sposato said that Maki came to him worried about getting her startup off the ground because she didn’t fit the mold of the typical Silicon Valley archetype—she wasn’t in her 20s, and she wasn’t a man.

'She... tried to raise money in various investor pockets and wasn’t getting much traction,' Sposato said, adding that he then committed to be her lead investor. 'PokitDok is doing incredibly well...'

“She’s an example of where you persevere and you’re realistic about the challenges women face today and you’re hopeful, you can get there,” he said.

Maki applauded Sposato’s commitment to raising up women in the startup industry.

'Given his outstanding track record, he recognizes diversity in entrepreneurship is a good thing, not only because its the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do as the returns show,' Maki said in a statement. 'Jonathan gets that women can bring inherent advantages - from thinking through an issue differently to recruiting top female talent.'"

Read the full article on Mashable.

About Nicole Fletcher

A digital marketing, content and brand expert, Nicole Fletcher is responsible for brand, content & strategy at PokitDok. From data silo breakdowns to customer education, she's passionate about making healthcare better, one tweet at a time.

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