Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

VEDA Data Solutions’ Meghan Gaffney Buck won the Vinetta Project Venture Challenge

Buck won $20,000 at the Sept. 14 event, which gives female founders a chance to connect with investors.

Meghan Gaffney Buck (fourth from left) took home the big check at the 2017 Vinetta Project.

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VEDA Data Solutions CEO Meghan Gaffney Buck was named the winner of the Vinetta Project Venture Challenge at a pitch event held last week.

The win gives the startup $20,000 in cash from GSP and Paley Rothman, as well as four free months of offices space at MakeOffices.

As Technical.ly DC reported, Buck and VEDA recently closed on $1 million in seed funding. The startup’s platform uses machine learning to make sure health provider directories have the correct information.

Buck, who made her first public pitch at the Vinetta Project’s semifinals in March, was one of four female founders who pitched at the Sept. 14 event. The other finalists included Yulia Yaani of RealAtom, Carey Anne Nadeau of Open Data Nation and Steph Speirs of Solstice.

The Vinetta Project’s D.C. chapter launched in 2015  to support female founders, and help provide connections to investors.

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