Founder & CEO, iFundwomen
Karen Cahn is the Founder & CEO of iFundWomen, and is on a mission to increase access to capital for female entrepreneurs, empowering women to start and grow better businesses. iFundWomen drives funding to startups and small businesses through a flexible crowdfunding platform with a pay-it-forward model, expert startup coaching, professional video production, and a private community for the entrepreneurs to talk openly about the challenges and the wins. iFundWomen is changing the business of how businesses launch.
Karen is a pioneer in the digital media space, and was an early Google employee where she spent 10 years leading various monetization teams in search, display and video. Most recently, Karen spent three years as General Manager of AOL Original Video, and was responsible for business strategy and strategic partnerships. In this role, Karen built AOL’s female creative economy in video and as a result, nabbed AOL it’s first-ever Emmy nod.
Prior to AOL, Karen spent ten years at Google and YouTube, where she held various leadership roles in video, search and display advertising. Most notably, Karen started the Branded Entertainment business at YouTube, where she monitized on the marriage of big brands and video content.