Karen Cahn is the Founder & CEO of iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women. iFundWomen launched during the 2016 Presidential Election, and has since raised $700,000 for 120 entrepreneurs. The mission of iFundWomen is to close the funding and confidence gap for female entrepreneurs by working with early stage companies on coaching, brand positioning, and sales strategies, to get them off the ground, and onto "Main Street".
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, launched Emmy-nominated series with Tiffany Shlain, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, iJustine, and many other female creators.
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 concentrated on the marriage of big brands and video content.
Karen is on the board of advisors of Girl Rising, an organization dedicated to girl’s education in developing countries. She is also on the Springboard Media Council, a highly respected group of experts across the world of digital media, content management and discovery, TV, advertising and other media verticals who invest their “human capital” in Springboard and their pipeline of high-growth, women-led companies.