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Funds backing female founders

Historically, many VCs have overlooked female founders. Here are the funds focused on not repeating that mistake.
Historically, many VCs have overlooked female founders. Here are the funds focused on not repeating that mistake.

Funds backing female founders

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Early-stage venture capital firm investing in game-changing tech-enabled companies founded by women.
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Invests in female-led companies working on the biggest areas of the consumer economy.
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First Latinx-founded VC on the East Coast founded by experienced Boston-based operators. The fund is diversity-focused with 75% of investments in founders of color, women, and immigrants.
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Aims to open VC funding to tenacious and ambitious female founders without prestigious degrees and/or connections.
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Community-focused, early-stage venture capital firm with over 70% of portfolio companies led by women founders and those from under-represented groups such as LGBTQ+ and people of color.
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Dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs with patient, strategic capital for their technology-driven companies, products, and services. Copper Wire primarily invests in the future of learning + work, but will consider investments in crossover tech-enabled sectors as well.
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Seriously investing in early-stage advanced tech and healthcare companies with at least one female founder. All of their portfolio companies so far in STEM fields with at least one female in the executive team.
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Beta Boom invests instartups building the future for women and ethnic minority consumers, workers, and business owners.

The best and only way to get on Beta Boom's radar is to fill out their 3-minute intake form.

Their diligence process takes 6-8 weeks:
1. 3-minute intake form
2. Initial diligence call
3. Data room review
4. Subsequent diligence call(s)
5. Collaboration week
6. Final diligence

They also provide weekly or daily support from Beta Boom's growth team to help portfolio companies refine product-market fit, go to market, and sales operations.
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Founded by the tennis legend Serena Williams as an investment vehicle to empower historically overlooked people and markets.
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Actively seeks out companies led by women and minority founders. Authentic likes to give full attention to their portfolio companies and only backs 4-6 founders each year.
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Their mission is to bridge the gap in venture capital funding for women of color founders building scalable, growth-aggressive companies. Fearless Fund is built by women of color for women of color.
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Venture Capital firm that invests in diverse leadership teams with a unique ability to create flywheel effects of growth in new markets.
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Investing in next-gen billion-dollar businesses that unapologetically benefit people, society, and the planet. SoGal capitalizes on the three biggest arbitrage investment opportunities of our time… Underrepresented Founders, Undercapitalized Geographies & Underserved Problems
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Loves products with strong network effects, unique data sets, organic and viral growth characteristics, great unit economics, and long-term defensibility. Leadout also prioritizes diversity with 80% of their first fund's investments and 100% of their second fund's investments so far have been in diverse founding teams.
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Invests in early-stage companies founded by historically overlooked founders.
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Women VCs making decisions to create a more equitable playing field for female-led companies. Prefers US-Based B2B Tech companies with a target market of over $500M and a clear exit strategy in 5-7 years.
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Committed to building the ecosystem of capital, founders, policymakers, corporations, and advocates to accelerate solutions for all women and families.
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Closing the gender gap in VC funding by investing in & supporting women.
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Invests in female-led companies working on improving the way we live, work, and co-exist with our planet
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Invests in female-founded consumer technology companies at the early stage.
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Investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent.
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Supports women founders who operate early-stage companies in various industries from technology to health & beauty products and provide capital, resources and connections to scale their businesses.
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Venture capital firm on a mission to diversify the face of wealth. They believe the future of financial services and commerce will be written by diverse entrepreneurs.
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supports ambitious female founders with the "X Factor" the insight and drive to build the next billion-dollar company.
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Invests in gender-diverse early-stage companies that are transforming business and human interaction.
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Invests in high-growth female-led scalable businesses with a differentiated business model.
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Invests in companies where women hold leadership positions.
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