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Erika Cramer

Erika Cramer

Co-Founder and Managing Partner for How Women Invest LLC

2024 Inductee

Erika Cramer is a co-founder and managing partner for How Women Invest LLC, a gender lens venture firm investing in tech-enabled startups. She is a 25-year veteran investment banker in the financial services industry, having focused on mergers and acquisitions within the asset management, wealth advisory and fintech solution sectors.

Over the course of her career, she has advised public and private financial services firms on over 52 transactions representing over $240 billion in assets under management in consolidations. She co-founded an investment banking boutique which was acquired by Raymond James Financial and formed two registered broker dealers where she served as chief compliance officer. A Latina, Cramer is an experienced board director with Prospanica and Trips for Kids Bay Area, and previously with Atlanta Life Insurance Company and OpenInvest (fintech firm acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase). She is an active speaker and mentor for women in finance and leadership; she is a member of the Athena Alliance, WAVE and 100 Women in Finance. Along with her husband, Cramer is engaged with their family office. She is the mother of two daughters, an advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and can be found cycling the scenic routes of California and New York. Erika earned an MBA in Finance at Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from West Virginia University.