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The Future is Female Founders 🌱

In the first two months of 2018, First Round Capital had 3 billion-dollar+ exits. It's only March. As early...

The data's in: NYC’s female founders raise more VC funding than Silicon Valley counterparts

In case we needed more evidence in the great East vs. West Coast debate, statistics now confirm that female entrepreneurs based in New York City are …

Do female founders get better results? Here's what happened on my quest to find out

Recent research has hinted at a change in the VC landscape, raising the question of whether companies founded by women fare better in terms of …

Women in NYC Tech: Chaya Cooper of Click2Fit

<i>Are you a woman in NYC Tech and interested in participating in this series? Make sure to read the whole article…</i><p>Much has been said and written about …

Women In Venture (WIV) Universe

Solving the Implicit Bias Problem in the Startup Industry

I got a deep dive into neuroscience when I was working on my startup, NeuroFocus. For years I pored over brain studies and thought about how the …

This Women-Led VC Fund Wants To Show The Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like

XFactor Ventures, which launches today, has recruited nine female founders and CEOs to invest $3 million in 30 female-led companies.<p>If there’s one thing we’ve been reminded of over the past few months in Silicon Valley, it is that chipping away at sexism depends on addressing the issue of …

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700 Women Founders

Analyzing 700 women founders, and the VCs that invested in them.<p>On Friday, I awoke to a trickle of twitter updates about an article in The …

I Have More Work To Do.

<b>Update:</b><p>Yesterday, the New York Times wrote that, back in 2009, a woman I knew well at the time accused me of touching her face at a mutual friend’s …

Speaking up about sexual harassment is hard.  But we must start a new chapter.

<i>Disclaimer: Like with everything else on my blog, these opinions are solely mine and are not representative of my employer.</i> Like everyone else in the …

Fierce Founders Bootcamp

Every founder can be a fierce founder.<p>Fierce Founders Bootcamp is a fast-paced business and personal growth program that is open to entrepreneurs …

Women Entrepreneurs: Yes, You Are Underserved

Gender diversity begets more gender diversity. In order for women-led and women-owned companies to receive greater funding, gender- diverse investors are required.<p>ICYMI: Harvard Business Review (HBR) kicked the gender-bias in venture capital hornet's nest in its recently published article "We …

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The funding is female: 18 founders and VCs changing the tech landscape

In honor of International Women's Day, we've created a list of 18 female entrepreneurs and venture investors making their presence felt in the tech …

Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million to World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund

Donation announced at event with Ivanka Trump, an advocate for businesswomen who proposed the fund<p>RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged …

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StandUp Ventures starts new fund for women-led seed-stage companies

Stephany LaPierre didn’t think of herself as a female founder until she tried to raise venture capital for her tech startup, Tealbook. A successful …

Harvard Study Shows Why Women Don't Get Funding

Both men and women are more likely to invest in men, contributing to only 7 percent of women receiving VC funds.<p>Did you know that out of the current crop of "Unicorn" companies, less than 10 have a woman on the founding team, and only a small percentage include any women in their advisory …

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Inside the Mind of a NYC VC: Sutian Dong of Female Founders Fund

<i>Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with</i> <i>New York City-based Venture Capitalists</i><i>. In the hot</i> …

30 Surprising Facts About Female Founders

By Lisa Calhoun<p>In several global studies, the United States leads the world in high-performance entrepreneurship. Female founders in particular …

How Ingrained Is Sexism in Silicon Valley? Ask the Women Trying to Get Funding

A few years ago, Heather Marie, the founder and CEO of the e-commerce platform Shoppable, attended a conference that matched entrepreneurs with …

Is Change In The Wind For Women Entrepreneurs Raising Capital?

Sometimes, it seems as if as much as things change for women entrepreneurs, they are standing still. That paradox couldn’t be more true than when discussing high-growth women entrepreneurs and their ability to raise capital. That is the #1 challenge women face when starting and growing their …

In 2017, only 17% of startups have a female founder

The percentage of startups that have at least one female founder was flat in the first quarter of 2017.<p>Crunchbase’s inaugural study on female founder representation of U.S.-based companies was published in May 2015. As the discussion on the lack of women in engineering teams gathered pace, we …

Venture Capital

The Truth Behind Women and Funding in NYC: 2017 Edition

Today, I take an updated look at the numbers behind female-founded companies and their respective place in the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem in …

Women in IT: The Facts Infographic

Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Chips Away At Barriers To Women In Tech

Here are the facts. Women (who represent 57 percent of the U.S. labor force) fill just a quarter (26.5 percent) of tech jobs at the top U.S. tech firms, and earn, on average, just 85 percent of what their male counterparts do. Only 18 percent of women hold leadership positions in these companies. …

The Truth Behind Women and Funding in NYC

<i>Authors note: At the suggestion of someone whom I have a lot respect for, I’ve furthered the analysis to include startups with women-only founding</i> …

30 Surprising Facts About Female Founders

The U.S. leads the world in high-performance entrepreneurship. Female founders, in particular, contribute some of the greatest stats in growth in revenue, growth in employment, and financial efficiency.<p>In several global studies, the United States leads the world in high performance …

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First Round 10 Year Project

For Women, By Women: The Female Founders Fund Targets Funding for Female-Led Startups

Two and half years ago, Anu Duggal started the Female Founders Fund. A serial entrepreneur, Duggal started her journey by launching India’s first wine bar in Bombay called The Tasting Room. After that she went to business school, followed by co-founding an e-commerce company called Exclusively.com …

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Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i></i><i>Gené Teare</i> <i>(@geneteare) a past female founder, heads up the venture program and content for CrunchBase.</i> <i>Ned Desmond</i> <i>(@neddesmond) is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase.</i> <i>This report is the first in a series looking at female founders.</i><p>Anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively …