Founding Partner, WXR
Martina Welkhoff is a serial entrepreneur and investor with growth and acquisition experience. She’s a Founding Partner at the WXR Fund, a venture fund focused on women-led AR/VR companies, and a Venture Partner at Jump Canon, a San Francisco fund focused on underrepresented founders in emerging tech. She is a board member of Seattle Angel and advisor to the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking at the University of Washington, and for over five years was the President of Seattle Women in Tech. Martina is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, and an alumna of the Schusterman Foundation REALITY program.
Come meet the WXR Fund co-founders and hear how the journey began. Help us kick off a day of fireside chats, panel discussions with industry leaders, and then come cheer on the Founders in the 2nd WXR Cohort as they pitch their startups at the 2nd WXR Pitch Showcase!
Join us for a conversation with a WXR ally we love, Marco DeMiroz of the Venture Reality Fund, and learn how you can activate allies (or yourself!) to lift others up. We’ll dive into questions like: What does it mean to be an ally? In what ways can allies make an impact? What have we seen as a result of their contributions?
In this panel, 4 leaders are determined to shake the industry out of its complacency to grow and integrate different voices and perspectives into the foundations of the emerging XR environment. They will discuss their approaches to creating an inclusive culture, with their thoughts on accountability, distribution of opportunities, networking, fundraising, and mentorship as part of a strong diverse social XR community that can bring this vision to life.