Female Founders: Resources For/About

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Fierce Founders Bootcamp

Every founder can be a fierce founder.<p>This fast-paced program is open to passionate entrepreneurs with a tech or tech-based idea at a MVP or pre-MVP …

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 Women Entrepreneurs Fund

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The World Bank plans to announce 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 $100 million collectively toward a fund for women who own or want to start businesses, …

Middle East

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?

, Women@Forbes<p>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 …

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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 …

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The Truth Behind Women and Funding in NYC: 2017 Edition

A look at the funding environment for NYC women in tech, analyzing discrepancies in funding for female-founded and gender-mixed founded startup teams.

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Women in IT: The Facts Infographic

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

, Women@Forbes<p>NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 19: Founder of Craigslist and Craigsconnects Craig Newmark speaks on the ‘He for She: Teaching Men to Invest in Woman-Owned Businesses’ panal during Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations on November 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal …

Women's News

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 …

Startups

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 …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Used This Simple Trick to Cut Down on ‘Manterrupting’

Not even Supreme Court justices are safe from the "manterruption" pandemic.<p>A new study of oral arguments from researchers at Northwestern University …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New Proof That More Female Bosses Equals Higher Profits

Still not convinced that gender diversity is good for the bottom line? Maybe this will do it.<p>On Monday, the Peterson Institute for International …

Diversity

Women in Leadership are Driving Profits

Adding more women to the top of the org chart could help boost your company’s bottom line. According to a recently published study from the Peterson …

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Culture

Venture Capital’s Funding Gender Gap Is Actually Getting Worse

It's a well-documented fact that female founders receive less venture capital funding than their male counterparts. What is perhaps more surprising …

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10 grants for women entrepreneurs

We all know the news: VC is difficult to get and can be costly. It’s also a currently shrinking resource. In any case, we know that VC is harder to …

21+ Venture Capital Firms with Leading Women VCs

Hunting venture capital firms with female VCs<p>Not a week goes by without news on the gap between funding female founders and and the 97% male venture …

Look Beyond Silicon Valley For ROI

, Women@Forbes<p>Venture capital is an important source of funding for innovative, job-creating companies such as Google, Intel and FedEx. One in five U.S. companies currently traded on the stock exchanges received venture capital financing. Venture capital has grown from $29 billion in 2006 to $79 …

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23 Places to find your first investor

By Lisa Calhoun<p>More angels than ever find their wings. People who make direct, high-risk investments in brand new companies—angels—are a growing army …

For Women Founders Raising Funds, New York Proves Friendliest City

, Forbes Staff<p>Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images<p>Conventional wisdom would have it that Silicon Valley is the country’s most fertile ground for entrepreneurs seeking funding to grow startups. For women founders, however, The Big Apple is where it’s at, according to new data.<p>Women-led venture capital …

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