Here is a list of recent articles, videos, and resources for women who start things up and are looking for resources, sisterhood and funding.
In this report, they look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last five quarters. For this time period, they look at more than 9,119 venture deals and 6,802 seed deals for companies with founders associated.
Funding is a challenge for early stage companies. It is especially difficult for female founders seeking equity financing. Men receive 9 times more equity financing for their companies than women, according to High Growth Women-Owned Businesses’ Access to Capital commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council.
Angel Capital Association Board Member and Mindshift Capital general partner, Marcia Dawood, joins us to talk about raising capital, better angel investing, and the need for increased gender lens investments and what she’s doing about that in this episode of SUP-X Radio. Marcia is passionate about venture investing and investing in female entrepreneurs and she has lots to share on both subjects.
- Ranking US metro areas by VC invested and returns [ with interactive maps]
If you want to see that statistic jump higher, you’re not alone. There’s a number of organizations offering grants and specialized small business loans designed to help minority- and women-led businesses thrive.
But even then, financing can be difficult.
To your highest purpose and best self, friends.
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