Professional network for women Elpha raises seed funding

As slow-moving LinkedIn leaves rooms for startups to flourish, Elpha aims to create a tailored online network for women in tech.

“There’s a velocity that comes with building a startup and the pressure of funding that keeps you moving very fast,” Cowansage, who counts Abadesi Osunsade and Kuan Luo as co-founders, said of her decision to make Elpha an independent business.

Cowansage said the company currently has 20 paying customers, many of which are venture-backed startups like Lambda School and Webflow.

“There’s a huge opportunity to bring women together across different industries and also create those sub-communities,” she said.

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