Violet Society members Lucille Zhao, Michelle Galemmo, Samanee Mahbub and Amanda Crosby Rickman (left to right) help themselves to the meal during a dinner hosted for the organization at the office of the equity crowdfunding platform Wefunder in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Wefunder lobbied congress to legalize equity crowdfunding, allowing privately held companies to raise investment from everyday people, so-called unaccredited investors. Regulation Crowdfunding began on May 16, 2016.
The company regular hosts dinner parties for members of the tech community at their office, which also serves as the home of a few employees. The Violet Society, described as a "startup sisterhood," is a 12-week part-time summer program for young women in the tech industry who want to build startups.
Violet Society founder
Amanda Crosby Rickman