FUNDING FOR FEMALE
In the past few years, female founders have received a dismal amount of funding. Here are some VC funds helping close the massive gender funding gap.
Founded by VC-legacy
Jesse Draper and based in Los Angeles. Some of their investments include: Live Tinted, Carbon38 and The Skimm.
With an office in Boston and London, January Ventures was started by Stanford Business School grads
Maren Bannon and Jennifer Neundorfer. Their portfolio includes: Frame and Elpha.
Female Founders Fund
Started by Anu Duggal in 2014 and located in NYC. Raising seed capital with over $3B in enterprise value, their portfolio includes: billie, Co-Star and Zola.
I Fund Women
Founded by Arlan Hamilton in 2018. They invest in founders that identify as women, People of Color, or LGBTQ. Portfolio includes: Beautycon, Haute Hijab and Squad.
Founded by Jenny Abramson in 2015. An impact venture capital firm with a gender lens that invests in women using technology to solve the world’s biggest problems.
A crowdfunding platform for women-led startups. Founded by Karen Cahn, Kate Anderson, and Sarah Sommers and based in NYC.
Check out these courses designed to cover all your business bases: from finding your passion, dealing with the financials and KPIs, and of course, how to start.
Selfmade brings together the world's top female entrepreneurs to teach how to create a new business or grow your existing one in a 10-week highly-interactive virtual course.
Course includes live classes + 1:1 coaching.
You'll get access to incredible entrepreneurs like Rebecca Minkoff, Gwyneth Paltrow, and
Alexa Von Tobel!
*scholarships are available
An online program for founders actively pursuing their own startup. The curriculum and its content can be tailored to your startup stage & you'll get access to a community of international founders.
The best part? the course is completely free!
This startup operations course will examine the real-world operational challenges and execution risks associated with getting a new venture started. (The course is hosted on edX.)
*for a verified track