FEMALE FOUNDER RESOURCES
If you’re looking to launch or want to grow your existing business, you don’t have to go at it alone. Here are some incredible resources for female entrepreneurs:
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