Gesche Haas

Gesche Haas is the Founder/CEO of Dreamers & Doers, a private collective that amplifies the entrepreneurial pursuits of extraordinary womxn through visibility opportunities, resource exchange, and collective support. Furthermore, Dreamers & Doers has built an entrepreneurial ecosystem of over 30,000 womxn globally. Gesche's views on the tech space and beyond have been featured on Bloomberg TV, CNNMoney, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Refinery29, Broadly/Vice, and other major media outlets, as well as at the United Nations, where she spoke during the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Gesche was also awarded "2016 Empowered Woman of the Year" by WWD/Variety/Ciroc, was named among "Best of Tech on Twitter" by CB Insights, and recognized as one of Techweek's "New York 2017 Talent Cultivators". Prior to founding Dreamers & Doers, Gesche held senior positions at multiple venture-backed startups in roles covering growth, strategy, finance, business operations, business development, and more. She also spent five years as an investor at a healthcare-focused hedge fund (~$3bn AUM, SAC spin-off).

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March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

1-Year In: Female Founders Reflect on the Impact COVID Has Had on Their Businesses

It’s not always easy to steer away from what feels comfortable. During the past year, COVID-19 has glaringly amplified the importance of flexibility. In many instances, doing a complete 180 from the status quo wasn’t just an option—it was an absol...
December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

Female Founders Share Their Most Powerful Tips for Increasing Their Company’s Runway Without Compromising Growth

It’s no secret that startups need both money in the bank and customer growth to succeed. While it can be a delicate balance to strike, the following eight female founders have done just that — proving it’s possible and sustainable to increase a co...
October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020

15 Tips to Bringing Teams Closer Even During Tough Times

We are living through one of the largest collective challenges the world has faced, so it’s the perfect time to tap into the experience of these 15 female leaders. They offer tips for bringing teams closer, and they share the impacts they’ve seen ...

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