In 2014, we started compiling a list of various investment firms that will take you seriously.
If you bring your A-game of pitch preparedness and align with their criteria and focus, you will be given equal consideration.
We can’t promise that you will be funded or what their investment will be, but can be reassured that your gender and ethnicity are NOT part of their decision-making process.
This database is regularly updated as we run into investment firms that align with this ideal. As always, be sure to check with each firm with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying.
If you would like an introduction to one of these funders, schedule a consult with us today.
|112Capital||We invest in founders solving the biggest challenges facing our world with emerging technologies. We focus on emerging technologies such as AI, cybersecurity, quantum, robotics, new space, and data-driven healthcare.||http://www.112capital.com/|
|37 Angels||we invest in men and women-led businesses (our portfolio is about 1/3 women founders which reflects our deal flow).|
We are sector and geography agnostic.
|500 startups||500’s mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems.|
We believe that great founders come in all shades, genders, and nationalities.
|757 Angels||If you are a startup or early stage company doing business in Virginia and are seeking to raise between $100,000 and $5,000,000 then we should talk.||https://www.757angelsgroup.com/|
|8VC||If an engineer comes up with a clever new game, everyone can play it right away. But if she develops a new way of using data and informatics to make heart surgeries more successful, she has to rebuild the back-end thousands of times to get it to work with the messy, legacy technology infrastructure that exists in that industry. Similar challenges exist in most areas of finance, government, utilities, logistics, and many other of our largest and most important industries. Let’s fix this.||https://8vc.com|
|Accel||We seek to understand entrepreneurs as individuals, appreciate their originality and play to their strengths. Because greatness doesn't have a stereotype. From the earliest days through all phases of growth, it's our responsibility to support unique founders with unique insights as they take the seeds of promise and grow them into amazing, enduring companies.||https://www.accel.com/|
|Alchemus Capital||Alchemus Capital has access to a diversified portfolio of high caliber deals across verticals with companies able to scale and position for cross-borders commercialization coming from our exclusive global trust network. We focus on inclusion, including women and global, multi-cultural entrepreneurs. We invest in PEOPLE with a PURPOSE to maximize PROFITS and positively impact the PLANET.||http://alchemuscapital.com/|
|AME Cloud Ventures||AME Cloud Ventures is the venture fund led by Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!|
AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. We love technology heavy companies gathering or creating unique data at every stage of the data stack — from infrastructure all the way to applications, mobile, and sensors.
|Andreessen Horowitz||We aim to connect entrepreneurs, investors, executives, engineers, academics, industry experts, and others in the technology ecosystem. We have built a network of experts including technical and executive talent; top media and marketing resources; Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies; as well as other technology decision makers, influencers, and key opinion leaders.||https://a16z.com/2018/08/22/introducing-the-cultural-leadership-fund/|
|Angel Investor Management Group (AIM Group)||When it comes to industry focus, we are fairly industry agnostic. First and foremost, we look for technology-enabled companies addressing a large market. The technology needs to give the company a substantial competitive advantage over the competition. As evidenced by our portfolio, we invest in a wide spectrum of industries that ranges from software to big data to healthcare.||https://aimgr.com/|
|AngelList||Join the world’s largest startup community|
Experience the startup ecosystem — invest in startups, research the fastest-growing companies, and find a job you love.
|ARCH Venture Partners||Over 30 years, ARCH has backed disruptive science with as little as $50K and as much as $150M, per company. |
We are not interested in following the crowd. We are contrarian, bold, and imaginative risk takers. We follow the science to found companies based on revolutionary technologies that can impact people’s lives.
|Aspect Ventures||Our firm was founded by two industry veterans in 2014 who left large, highly respected firms to create their own startup: a smaller, nimble firm focused on collaborating with the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and venture investors. As early stage investors, we focus on the Series A and selectively participate in Seed financings.||http://aspectventures.com/companies/|
|Astia||Powered by our global network of over 5,000 investors, industry experts, and serial entrepreneurs we actively identify women-led ventures that are poised for explosive growth.||http://astia.org/|
|Astia Angels||Supported by Astia’s global community of experts, Astia Angels’ deal flow spans geographies and our members are comfortable investing outside their backyards. The larger Astia community includes 5,000 experts, including venture capitalists, C-suite executives and industry experts who refer companies to Astia and assess companies for investment-readiness. Astia Angels leverages the community throughout the investment process, including screening, due diligence and post-investment activities.||http://astia.org/faq/|
|Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator||A home for digital entrepreneurs. We count ourselves lucky. We are a joint venture between the Plug and Play Tech Center and Axel Springer SE. They support us in every way possible. It also means we are not bound to one region, one topic, one opinion. We offer a global network and international opportunities.||http://www.axelspringerplugandplay.com/|
|Babel Ventures||We invest in high-impact founders with the aim of solving some of humanity’s biggest challenges, Investing in companies that have the power to positively change consumer behaviors or current systems leveraging the power of biotech and deep tech.||https://www.babel.ventures/|
|Backstage Capital||Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color, and LGBTQ founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. We see it as the biggest opportunity in investment.||https://backstagecapital.com/|
|Bain Capital Ventures||We focus on founders passionate about transforming major industries, ranging from SaaS, infrastructure software and security to fintech and healthcare to commerce and consumer tech. Our investments range from $1 million of seed capital through $100 million of growth equity.||https://www.baincapitalventures.com|
|Battery Ventures||attery Ventures is a global, technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most prominent companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, our firm makes venture-capital and private equity investments from six offices around the world. We work hard, but humbly, and are guided by data-driven processes. We seek out extraordinary business leaders who operate the same way.||https://www.battery.com/our-companies/|
|Built By Girls (BBG) Ventures||Women are the dominant users of the fastest-growing mobile and social platforms, and they make or influence 85% of consumer purchases. We think it’s smart business (and plain old common sense) to invest in entrepreneurs who know the end-user best.|
BBG Ventures grew out of the #BUILTBYGIRLS initiative within Verizon Media Group, formerly known as Oath.
|Bedrock Capital||we constantly question popular narratives in search of hidden truths. We believe this is especially useful in venture investing, where capital tends to be dramatically over-allocated to startups that align with the strongest market narratives. Rather than chase the narrative, Bedrock’s approach is to invest in promising companies that are underestimated precisely because they are incongruent with the storyline.||www.bedrockcap.com|
|Belle Capital||We look for capital efficient companies with a unique product or service filling an urgent market need. We target the digital/mobile/internet (IT), technology-enabled products and services, life sciences/medical devices/health IT (Digital Health), and CleanTech market sectors.||http://www.bellevc.com/|
|Bessemer Venture Partners||Our partners help founders lay enduring foundations to create companies that matter, starting with seed and Series A investments and sticking with our companies at every stage of their growth. We back the people and category-leading technology that will fuel the next century of innovation.||https://www.bvp.com|
|Boulder Food Group||We look to invest alongside passionate founders with an exceptional product(s), a disruptive and distinguished brand, and a clearly defined strategy. BFG seeks partnerships with organizations that are making positive environmental and social contributions, both locally and globally.||https://bfgpartners.com/|
We invest as early as the pre-seed round and as late as Series A. We reserve capital to follow-on as you scale.We believe technology has moved from its own vertical to a horizontal changing every industry and invest across sectors.
|Brand Foundry||With a presence in New York City and Austin, the team offers early stage entrepreneurs the insight and support they need to scale their brands into industry leading companies. We partner with entrepreneurs that build long-lasting connections with their consumers, driving consumer trends through elevated customer experiences.||https://brandfoundryvc.com/|
|Brand Project||We look for companies that aspire to create world class experiences and leverage personalization, convenience, and data. We also look for digitally native consumer brands with multi-channel ambitions.|
We focus in the Health & Wellness, Pets, Fashion & Beauty, Home & Family, Food & Beverage, and Sports and Lifestyle segments.
|Brava Investments||Companies that are impacting the lives of women as key stakeholders in their business, and where a positive impact on women is a core bi-product of the business model and/or product(s).||http://bravainvestments.com/|
|Canaan Partners||Canaan is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in visionaries with transformative ideas. While we love speedy success, we’re acutely aware that greatness comes in many forms and at different times. That’s why we’re not afraid to break the mold to bring something spectacular to life.||https://www.canaan.com/|
|Chloe Capital||In partnership with ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital will continue our national tour to Invest In Women! Together we’re offering several new opportunities for women-led innovation companies. Our 24hr program offers fundraising experiences for female founders and feature fireside chats with women leaders, startup pitches and investments between $100,000 – $250,000. Founders also gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors.||https://chloecapital.com/|
|Comcast Ventures||We add value with our extensive Comcast / NBCUniversal / Sky platforms and network. As Comcast Corporation’s investing arm, we have consistent access to capital. That allows our team to focus on founders, not on fundraising. With patient capital, we are a partner for the long term. Explore our funds and the unique benefits of joining our family.||https://www.comcastventures.com/index.php|
|Constellation Brands Ventures||We’re always looking for what’s next—and for partners who think the same way. We team with leaders, brands and companies who embrace opportunities to disrupt the norm and deliver growth. Supporting emerging brands and technologies whose passion equals our own positions us to redefine the future of delivering experiences. Through Constellation Ventures, we collaborate with people and brands to drive innovation and transform the future of the industry together. As consumers trend toward premiumization, we’re exploring new ideas and technologies, and connecting with people and brands that are reaching to fulfill those desires.||https://www.cbrands.com/|
|Coplex||The democratization of technology is enabling “traditional” business leaders and industry experts to spin out, start, or run the next wave of the world's most valuable tech companies. Gone are the days of technologists being the only ones to build high-growth tech companies. We believe those with subject matter expertise, cultivated relationships, and business operating experience will be behind the next wave of successful technology companies.||Coplex.com|
|Correlation Ventures||As experienced venture capital investors and former entrepreneurs, we founded Correlation Ventures to be the ideal co-investor. To that end, we keep it incredibly simple. We make investment decisions in two weeks or less. We don’t take board seats. Industries: Consumer, Enterprise, FinTech, Healthcare||https://correlationvc.com/portfolio|
|Cowboy Ventures||Cowboy Ventures helps seed-stage technology companies grow. We seek to back exceptional founders who are building products that “re-imagine” work and personal life in large and growing markets – we call it “Life 2.0″.|
We are a community of founders, team members and advisors that supports each other to share lessons learned and build products that millions of customers love to use.
|Cross Cut Ventures||Crosscut is the biggest seed-stage venture capital firm in Los Angeles with deep operational and investing expertise. With decades of experience building the venture capital ecosystem, we leverage our wide network to grow companies across the US and help make your vision a reality.||https://www.crosscut.vc/|
|Threshold||Threshold is an early stage venture capital firm that spun out from DFJ Venture. We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs building innovative consumer, enterprise, and healthcare technology companies.||https://threshold.vc/|
|Elevate Ventures Purdue Foundry Fund||Elevate Ventures exists to create sustainable cultures and infrastructure across Indiana that support the ongoing development and success of entrepreneurs. Our vision is to be regarded as a critical guide, resource and community catalyst for developing high-performing, high-growth, Indiana-based businesses.||https://www.elevateventures.com/entrepreneurs/investment-funding/|
|EnrichHER Capital||We believe in inclusive economic growth and disrupting traditional and predatory access to small business financing. To create opportunities for women-led businesses, we focus on social change, empowerment and creative uses of monetary value. Through EnrichHER Funding, EnrichHER Society, and EnrichHER Spark, we are growing an ecosystem of founders and funders who share a vision for sustainable women-led businesses.||https://www.enrichher.com/|
|Expansion Venture Capital||focused in early and growth stage companies. Located in New York City, EVC was founded by brothers, Joseph and Ryan Melohn. Industries include: AUTOMOTIVE/MOBILITY, CONSUMER/MOBILE, EDUCATION, ENTERPRISE/DATA, FASHION, FINANCE, GAMING, MARKETPLACE/ECOMMERCE, PE / PRIVATE, PLACEMENTS, REAL ESTATE||http://expansionvc.com/portfolio/|
|Felicis Ventures||A boutique venture fund, we customize our relationship with each portfolio company in a way that is meaningful and critical for them. In these partnerships with founders we strive to deliver high value help where needed.|
Felicis backs founders from diverse backgrounds in their quest to open up frontier markets, such as longevity and engineered foods, and reinvent critical markets such as mental health and insurance.
|Female Founders Fund||An early-stage fund investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent.||http://femalefoundersfund.com/|
|Fika Ventures||We look for teams and leaders who embrace an audacious vision but can execute brilliantly day-to-day. We gravitate towards leaders who care about getting to the right answer versus being right themselves.||http://www.fika.vc/|
|First Leaf Capital||We love hardworking entrepreneurs, products that solve substantive problems, hard-to-imitate advantages, lean market validation, and realistic goals. To the companies we back, we offer quick decisions, simple and fair terms, credible introductions to our trusted network, strategic input from a winning founder, and all the encouragement we can send your way.||https://www.firstleafcapital.com/|
|First Round Capital||We’re founders and tech junkies — your first call, the coach in the corner, and a kick in the ass when you need it most. We don’t split angel, seed and pre-seed into separate categories — we provide support across the board. The earlier we can invest, the more helpful we can be.||https://firstround.com/team/|
|FirstMark Capital||FirstMark is an early stage|
venture capital firm based
Our platform, powered by the largest network in venture, is engineered to create company-defining moments. We are proud to back the ambitious founders of the most iconic companies in the world.
|Forerunner Ventures||We are an early stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in ambitious entrepreneurs to define and dominate a new generation of business.||https://forerunnerventures.com/|
|Founders Circle||We’re all about you.|
Dedicated to helping you and your team stay focused on long-term
company building and remain patient for its eventual successful exit.
|Founders Fund||We have two primary and related interests:|
Finding ways to support technological development (technology is the fundamental driver of growth in the industrialized world). And earning outstanding returns for our investors.
|General Catalyst||GC is a venture capital firm that makes early-stage and transformational investments. We're an eclectic bunch with distinct interests and a healthy dose of respect and admiration for one another. Our support for founders transcends geography, sector, stage and investment lead and includes GC-powered platforms like Rough Draft Ventures, our student founder-focused program, Executives in Residence (XIR's) and the Velocity Network that connects enterprise companies with customers.||https://www.generalcatalyst.com/|
|Glynn Capital||PRIVATE + PUBLIC TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT FIRM||http://www.glynncapital.com/#companies|
|Golden Seeds||It is well documented: Women are starting businesses at record levels, with the ideas, skills and talents to build great companies. But like all early-stage entrepreneurs, they need capital to fuel their growth. Golden Seeds, one of the nation’s largest and most active investment groups, focuses squarely on this high-potential segment.||https://goldenseeds.com/who-we-are/|
|Great Oaks Venture Capital||We are among the most active Seed investors in New York.|
We partner with talented, focused founders building enduring
businesses across Consumer, Enterprise and Healthcare.
Typically we invest between $50,000 and $500,000 in Seed or
Series A financings. The majority of our investments are based
in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA, though geography is not
a limitation in our investment process, including internationally.
|Greylock Partners||Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), Docker, Dropbox (Nasdaq:DBX), Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), Instagram, LinkedIn, Nextdoor, Rubrik, Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).||https://www.greylock.com|
|Google Ventures||GV backs founders who transform industries and create new ones||https://www.gv.com/culture/|
|H Capital||Our Funds are advised by experienced and multicultural professionals with a demonstrated track record, privileging long-term relationships across all stages of private equity cycle.||https://hcapital.pt|
|Halogen Ventures||Halogen Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund investing in consumer technology companies led by women.||https://halogenvc.com/|
|Hawaii Angels||Hawaii Angels provides a forum for members to review investment presentations and share opinions about these opportunities. This forum also allows for networking with professionals of various backgrounds, and exploring new opportunities in Hawaii. ||https://www.hawaiiangels.org/|
|HBCU||Our mission is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in venture capital. By creating more Black and Latinx venture capitalists and fund managers, we will increase the pool of funding available for entrepreneurs of color, and ultimately create job and wealth opportunities for communities of color.||http://www.hbcu.vc/|
Since Human Ventures was founded in 2015, the “startup studio” has become an established model for building, funding and launching high-growth, innovative companies.
|Hyde Park Angels||HPA’s Leadership Team institutes and executes the strategies and policies that drive investments, membership, partnerships, and community outreach.||https://hydeparkangels.com/contact/|
|Hypatia Capital Group LLC||Hypatia Capital believes there should be more women at the helm of America’s largest corporations. We strive to make this a reality by finding and partnering with the top female executives to acquire businesses which they will lead to great success. We will carefully acquire businesses one by one, but we will not be satisfied until women are as well represented in the CEO suite as they are in the workforce overall.||https://hypatiacapital.com/|
For women who have big ideas,
we’re here to help make them happen.
|Illuminate Ventures||Illuminate’s focus is on finding, funding and accelerating great founders in the B2B/Enterprise cloud and mobile computing space. We focus on companies building SaaS applications as well as solutions that leverage data and mobility to improve business results. We seek innovative ideas led by talented teams – frequently bringing together diverse perspectives that marry “creative destruction” with new technologies to solve old problems in new ways.||http://www.illuminate.com/|
|Index Ventures||At Index, we believe in the people behind great ideas discover why we’re different and explore our latest thinking learn how Datadog became a leader in the cloud or how Adyen built the payment rails for the world||https://www.indexventures.com/firm|
|Insight Venture Partners||Insight accelerates revenue and profit in software companies. Our obsession with software has produced a habit of success. We recognize industry patterns, emerging tech markets and software trends. We’ve accumulated the knowledge to understand the strategies needed to win.||https://www.insightpartners.com|
|Intel Capital||Whether you’re seed stage or ready for growth, Intel Capital can help take it to the next level. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US$12.4 billion in 1,544 companies in 57 countries worldwide, and 670 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired.||https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intel-capital/overview.html|
|Interplay Venture Capital||Interplay is a venture capital firm and foundry that builds, incubates and invests in companies.||https://www.interplay.vc/|
|Investor's Circle||Social Venture Circle (SVC) is a membership network that equips entrepreneurs, impact investors, and capacity-builders with connections, money, and expertise in order to build businesses that drive the NEXT economy: one that is regenerative, equitable and prosperous for all. Social Venture Circle connects, empowers, and finances entrepreneurs, investors, capacity- builders, and policy makers in a powerful, diverse, and inclusive network.||https://www.svcimpact.org/about/|
|Institutional Venture Parters (IVP)||We work hard to become the preferred investment partner for the most exceptional technology and media companies. From media to mobile to the cloud, IVP remains in the forefront of identifying tomorrow’s market leaders.||https://www.ivp.com|
|Jane VC||Jane VC was founded by female operators and investors with ties to Stanford.|
We bow down to the entrepreneurs out there. They are dreaming big. Trying to change the world. Riding the ups and downs. They give us energy, motivation and hope.
In return, we give our guidance, thought partnership, investment, and introductions joyfully.
|Javelin Venture Partners||Javelin Venture Partners was founded by entrepreneurs. We draw on our entrepreneurial roots to help the next generation of founders build world-changing companies.||https://javelinvp.com/|
|Joanne Wilson (Gotham Gal Ventures)||These days I find myself in a different career, another turn in the road. In 2007, I made my first angel investment. Since then, my portfolio has grown to include more than 90 companies. I have also focused my thesis on female entrepreneurs — a decision that is more practical than philanthropic. Women founders tend to be tenacious and thorough. They ask questions and listen. They are great leaders.||https://gothamgal.com/|
|Kapor Capital||We believe that startups can leverage information technology to solve real world problems and tangibly improve the lives of millions through innovations in the fields of education, finance, health, work, justice and more.|
Key to this philosophy is our deep commitment to diversity. Our entrepreneurs come from all walks of life. We believe that the lived experience of founding teams from under-represented backgrounds provide a competitive edge.
|Keiretsu Forum||Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams. Keiretsu Forum is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 52 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. The community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.||http://www.keiretsuforum.com/about|
|Kleiner Perkins||For five decades we have partnered with intrepid founders to build iconic companies that made history. Today, Kleiner Perkins continues that legacy, investing in founders with bold ideas that span industries and continents, partnering with them from inception to IPO and beyond to maximize the potential of their ideas… and make history.||https://www.kleinerperkins.com|
|Launch NY||Launch NY is a nonprofit venture development organization in Upstate New York. We provide pro bono mentoring and access to risk capital for high-growth startups.|
Are you ready to launch?
|Lerer Hippeau||We Invest in People.|
We Invest in Brands.
We Invest in All Categories.
We Invest in New York City.
|Lightspeed Venture Partners||We believe women are the earliest adopters of consumer technology. That’s why female-fronted organizations represent over one third of our consumer portfolio.||https://lsvp.com|
|Mayfield Fund||Our motto is People First.|
We invest in long-term relationships and support entrepreneurs through all the ups and downs of a startup.
|Menlo Venture Capital||Notable areas of investment include Marketplaces (Uber, Rover.com, Breather, Getaround); Consumer Services (Machine Zone, Tumblr, Betterment, Poshmark, Roku, Siri); Smart Cloud Infrastructure (Dropcam, 3Par, Avi Networks, Avere Systems, eero); SaaS (Carbonite, Signifyd, Clarifai, Overops, Usermind); Fintech (Betterment, Bluevine, RealtyShares); Cybersecurity (Cavium, IronPort, BitSight, vArmour, Dedrone); and Life Sciences Technology (Synthego, Cofactor Genomics, Recursion Pharmaceuticals, 3T Biosciences).||https://www.menlovc.com/|
|MergeLane||MergeLane makes select investments in startups and venture funds with at least one woman in leadership. If you would like to be considered for funding from MergeLane, please use our contact form.||https://www.mergelane.com/about|
|Miroma Ventures||Miroma Ventures is a privately-held company owning, operating and investing in businesses with a media and tech focus.||https://miromaventures.com/|
|New Enterprise Associates||As one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, NEA has developed deep domain expertise and insight into our industries of focus. We channel that knowledge into every technology and healthcare investment we make -- at any stage, in any location, around the globe.||https://www.nea.com/|
|Northzone||Northzone is an early stage venture capital fund. Since 1996, we have been chosen by exceptional entrepreneurs as a long-term partner for growth. So far, we have invested in over 130 companies, injecting some 200 years of collective operational and investment experience into businesses that truly make a difference||https://northzone.com|
|Norwest Venture Partners||We back exceptional management teams with innovative models in healthcare services, pharma services, healthcare IT, technology-enabled services, consumer digital health, medical devices, and diagnostics. We place a special emphasis on research and outcomes-based solutions to critical healthcare needs. We also focus on consumer-oriented “wellness” services and devices, and have made multiple investments in connected devices, with uses ranging from consumer engagement to clinical research.||https://www.nvp.com|
|OneTen Capital||OneTen Capital was built on the foundation that exceptional people are the disruptive force that drives long term success in our community. We have rethought how early stage investing is done and invite you to join us.||https://www.linkedin.com/company/oneten-capital/|
The Digital Revolution In Education Has Arrived
We believe there is a digital revolution rapidly unfolding in education and workforce development. This revolution is creating a historic opportunity to invest in companies that are disrupting and improving the over $6 trillion global education market.
|Pantegrion||Select investments include Nomad, Aunt Flow, Canopy Boulder, MightyWell, and Enerknol. Previous investments include BeautyBooked (acquired by StyleSeat) and Willa (acquired by Origami Owl). Pantegrion also makes investments in funds including vehicles focused on women, cannabis and early stage companies.||http://www.pantegrion.com/|
|Pejmanmar Ventures||We are company-builders, having founded 6 companies ourselves. We aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves and help! Through having helped hundreds of companies, we’ve developed a deep understanding of what it takes to transform a mere idea into a high-growth business.||https://www.pear.vc/|
|Peterson Partners||We back leadership teams who have the grit and passion to build enduring enterprises that make a difference. Partnering with people like this is our dream job. We love nothing more than rolling up our sleeves to help great people build great businesses.||https://www.petersonpartners.com/venture/|
|Pipeline Angels||Pipeline Angels has opened a call for applications for our fall 2020 programs in Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Territory (Denver), Chitimacha and Choctaw Territory (New Orleans), Lenape Territory (NYC), Lenape Territory (Philadelphia), Nacotchtank, Pamunkey, and Piscataway Territory (DC), Ohlone and Chochenyo Territory (Oakland), Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa Territory (Chicago), Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Odawa Territory (Detroit), as well as Tongva Territory (LA).||https://pipelineangels.com/|
|Plum Alley Investments||Launched in 2015 by Deborah Jackson and Andrea Turner Moffitt, Plum Alley Investments is dedicated to advancing the human experience by investing in the women entrepreneurs and gender balanced teams.|
And in a territory occupied by many players, Plum Alley has built an inclusive ecosystem of investors and influencers who are shaping the future through the ways they direct their capital.
|Portag3 Ventures||That’s why we are passionate about finding the big thinkers — the ambitious, creative entrepreneurs who will reshape the financial services industry to benefit all consumers.|
We make early-stage investments in promising financial tech companies that have potential for global impact. Our long-term engagement offers a unique environment to grow, with robust support, and insight from our partners.
|Portfolia||Trish realized there was a culture around the VC industry that did not reflect how women like to operate. Traditional VCs were not funding the types of founders, products and solutions that women wanted in the world, and adding 1-2 women to an existing venture firm was not shifting the equation.||https://www.portfolia.co/|
|QED Investors||QED Investors is a leading boutique venture capital firm based in Alexandria, VA. We are focused on investing in early stage, disruptive financial services companies in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. QED is dedicated to building great businesses and uses a unique, hands-on approach that leverages our partners’ decades of entrepreneurial and operational experience, helping their companies achieve breakthrough growth. Notable investments include Credit Karma, ClearScore, Nubank, SoFi, Avant, Remitly, GreenSky, Klarna, QuintoAndar, Konfio, Creditas, and Mission Lane.||https://qedinvestors.com|
|Redpoint Ventures||Since 1999, Redpoint Ventures has partnered with visionary founders to create new markets or redefine existing ones.|
We invest in startups across three phases:
SEED EARLY GROWTH
|Reinventure Capital||We see an untapped pool of founders who are|
pursuing scalable business opportunities,
addressing challenging social and environmental issues,
yet lack the capital to grow.
|Renewal Funds||Renewal Funds is a mission venture capital firm investing in early growth stage companies in Canada and the United States. We add value for entrepreneurs through capital, networks, and expertise. We deliver above market returns for our partners while catalyzing positive social and environmental change.||http://www.renewalfunds.com/|
|Republic||We have garnered a reputation as an industry leader in the regulated crowdfunding space and continue to innovate and iterate toward our mission to democratize startup fundraising and investing.||https://republic.co/|
|Rivet Ventures||We invest in companies in women-led markets where female usage, decision-making, and purchasing are crucial to company growth. We back both male and female founders.||http://www.rivetventures.com/|
|Sephora Accelerate||Sephora Accelerate is dedicated to building a community of innovative female founders in beauty. The 6+ months-long program begins with a one-week bootcamp where founders acquire the necessary skills to create a successful business. Together, you learn from beauty mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs and prepare for a final Demo Day in the fall.||https://www.sephorastands.com/accelerate/|
|SheEO||The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) serves the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education and their staffs. Founded in 1954, SHEEO promotes an environment that values higher education and its role in ensuring the equitable education of all Americans, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic factors. Together with its members, SHEEO aims to achieve this vision by equipping state higher education executive officers and their staffs with the tools to effectively advance the value of higher education, promoting public policies and academic practices that enable all Americans to achieve success in the 21st century, and serving as an advocate for state higher education leadership.||https://sheeo.org/|
|SignalFire||We are a group of engineers, data scientists, product & growth professionals, and investors who have built a technology company, just like you. We are contrarian thinkers who believe that to disrupt the world we also need to disrupt ourselves.|
SignalFire was built from first principles focusing on assembling the people and tools that companies need to be successful at every stage of their journey.
|Social Impact Capital||We help the ambitious build world-changing companies. Our investments aim to produce top decile VC returns by solving the world’s most challenging and entrenched problems at scale. We’re in search of teams doing good with technology.||https://social-impact-capital.com/|
|Social Venture Circle (SVC)||We invest in companies in women-led markets where female usage, decision-making, and purchasing are crucial to company growth. We back both male and female founders.||http://www.rivetventures.com/|
|SoGal Ventures||SoGal is the largest global platform for the education and empowerment of diverse entrepreneurs and investors. Our mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital.||https://www.iamsogal.com/|
|Spark Capital||We believe the world can never get enough magical products and experiences. Founders and their teams balance art and technology to design the future for us all.||https://www.sparkcapital.com|
|Springboard||Springboard Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in [early-stage] start-ups that solve everyday problems; real companies, focused management, real revenues. We take an active, hands-on approach collaborating with Cie Digital Labs that incorporates our entrepreneurial and stage expertise.||https://www.springboardvc.com/|
|Startup Ladies||The Startup Ladies is a membership organization that identifies, educates, connects, and increases investment in women entrepreneurs starting up and scaling businesses.||https://www.thestartupladies.org/|
|Streamlined Ventures||We seed invest in visionary founders who are building the next generation of transformational technology companies.||http://streamlinedventures.com/|
|Supernode Ventures||We are a generalist fund looking to support outstanding entrepreneurs in their journeys to massively scale their companies.||https://supernode.vc/|
|TCV||Since our inception in 1995, we have raised ten funds and invested over $13 billion in leading technology companies, including Altiris, Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, ExactTarget, Expedia, Facebook, Fandango, GoDaddy, Genesys, HomeAway, IQMS, Merkle, Modsy, Netflix, Peloton, Redback Networks, Rent the Runway, Sitecore, Splunk, Spotify, Webroot, and Zillow.||https://www.tcv.com|
|Texas Women Venture Fund|
Whitney Johns Martin is a Managing Director of TWV Capital and a co-founder of the Texas Women Ventures family of funds. From the firm’s inception, Whitney has been instrumental in its concept and evolution, its mission and its funds. Whitney’s areas of responsibility include raising capital, business development, deal structure and investor relations. Whitney is a pioneer in the field of private equity for women and brings over three decades of entrepreneurial, legal and business experience. She is an investor in all Texas Women Ventures funds and serves on the Investment Committee.
|The Harriet Fund I||Named the Harriet Fund, after Harriet Tubman, the fund may be the first venture fund to invest exclusively in women of color.||https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/harriet-fund|
|The Helm||We believe that innovation is not gender specific, so we do not accept that 97.5 percent of the most valuable capital supporting innovation should go to male founders only. It is imperative that female voices have a role in creating the companies, technologies, and systems that will shape our future.||https://www.thehelm.co/fund/|
|The Jump Fund||We invest in companies headquartered in the Southeast U.S., specifically in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida,|
South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia.
|Trinity Ventures||We intentionally maintain an unusually low capital-to-partner ratio among top-tier venture firms for one reason: to stay committed to an uncommon degree. We champion your vision from day one, adding substantial value on your terms.||https://www.trinityventures.com/portfolio/|
|True Ventures||True is deeply committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the startup and venture capital ecosystem. While we are having important conversations about how to accelerate change, we believe that real change requires a commitment to steadfast action.|
We commit to seeing differences as strengths, not obstacles.
|True Wealth Ventures|
Investing in Gender Matters.
We see value in the impact of women. True Wealth Ventures invests in smart female entrepreneurs, from consumer health innovators to sustainable product pioneers. Women-led companies have proven they deliver higher returns. It’s time to invest in new perspectives.
|UL Ventures||We help people achieve what’s possible by empowering trust. Businesses, industries, governments, regulatory authorities and the public put their trust in us so they can make smarter decisions.||ul.com|
|Uncork Capital||Uncork is a seed-stage venture capital firm with over $500 million under management. We are currently investing out of two funds: a $100M Seed fund (Uncork VI) and a $100M Opportunity fund earmarked for larger investments in mature, existing portfolio companies (Uncork Plus II).||https://uncorkcapital.com https://medium.com/uncorkcapital|
|Unshackled Ventures||We invest in visionary immigrants.||https://www.unshackledvc.com/|
|Valor Ventures||We support software founders in meeting growth challenges through growth spurts—and growing pains. With customer introductions through our Innovation Council, talent recruitment support, technical product review, and the modern facilities at our headquarters at Atlanta Tech Park.||https://valor.vc/|
|Westlake Village BioPartners||Westlake Village BioPartners is pleased to have founded and participated in the Series A financing of Kyverna Therapeutics, a cell therapy company engineering a new class of therapies for serious autoimmune diseases. Kyverna has raised $25 million in a Series A investment from Vida Ventures, Westlake Village BioPartners, and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD), with the potential to earn an additional $570 million from Gilead in development and commercialization milestones. Dominic Borie, M.D., Ph.D. (pictured), has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.||westlakebio.com|
|Women’s Venture Capital Fund||Several years ago, Edith Dorsen and her Harvard Business School classmate Monica Dodi came across a shocking statistic – less than 5% of venture capital went to leadership teams that included any women.|
Galvanized by the data, the classmates organized a roundtable at their Harvard Business School Reunion to discuss this limited access to capital.
|Women’s Venture Fund||Maria Otero, Esq., launched the Women’s Venture Fund in 1996 with the idea that women could succeed as entrepreneurs when they could access credit and resources. She is often asked to comment on “women in business” and the critical success factors essential to nurturing and developing the entrepreneurial spirit.||http://womensventurefund.org/|
|Womena||Accelerating equality through|
creative content and entrepreneurial experiences.
|X Factor||XFactor Ventures is focused on making pre-seed and seed stage investments in companies with billion dollar market opportunities that have at least one female founder.||https://www.xfactor.ventures/|
|Zip Dragon Ventures|
seed capital for industry cloud startups.
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