Reporting in GeekWire announced Gillian Muessig unveiled the the Sybilla Masters Fund, which focuses on funding companies that have at least one woman on the founding team or C-suite at the first Women in Cloud Summit at Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., campus.
Microsoft veteran Alka Badshah and Outline Venture Group President Anne Kennedy are founding investors in the Sybilla Masters Fund and will also serve as advisors to Muessig, who is the general partner and manages the fund’s investments.
“The object of the game here is to provide a fund that does gender-lensed investing, and that does not mean investing only in females or female founders,” Muessig said in an interview with GeekWire. “It really means looking at a company with the idea that says: ‘How does this affect all genders, and in what way does it further the idea that all genders working together create a better outcome?'”