Dilutive Funding Options

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.


8VCWe seek to partner with top founders and entrepreneurs to build lasting technology platforms and create long-term economic and societal value. We are a dynamic team of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, and philosophers.
37 AngelsA community of women investors focused on educating early stage investors.
112CapitalWe believe great people are leading indicators of a company's success. 11.2 Capital’s technical background, operational experience, and a strong network of amazing advisors and international partners particularly in China deliver a unique set of resources to entrepreneurs.
500 Startups500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. Since its inception in 2010, 500 has provided hundreds of millions of investment dollars, acceleration programs, and support services to thousands of entrepreneurs in over 60 countries.
757Angels757 Angels is a catalyst to help build the Hampton Roads economy. 757 Angels is a select network of business leaders in the Hampton Roads region, who provide investment capital, strategic advice and mentoring to selected startups and early stage companies to help them achieve market leadership. 757 Angels seeks dealflow from the Hampton Roads region.
Alchemus CapitalA VC firm focused on innovation, integrity and inclusion.
Andreessen HorowitzFounded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to late-stage technology companies, across the consumer, enterprise, bio/healthcare, crypto, and fintech spaces. a16z has $10B in assets under management across multiple funds, including the $650M Bio funds, the $350M Crypto fund, and the Cultural Leadership Fund.
ARCHWe 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. We take a long-term view when building companies. That’s why we are flexible in our approach and will invest $50K to $150M in a single deal. Our extended network of partners helps us build companies through the formation stages and grow to their full potential.
Aspect VenturesAspect focuses on helping companies bridge the gap between seed investment and late-stage ventures. Notable companies with female leadership they’ve invested in include Birchbox, Baublebar, Grokker, Nanostring, Stem, The Muse, The Real Real, UrbanSitter, and Vida.
AstiaAstia is a community of experts committed to leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs by providing access to capital and networks for the companies they lead.
Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator We help early-stage startups meet the right people, grow in value, and create jobs. In 100 days, they’ll get the tools and support they need to take their destiny into their own hands.
Backstage CapitalBackstage Capital is a VC firm focused on underrepresented founders.
BBG VenturesBBG Ventures is an early stage fund focused on consumer internet and mobile startups with at least one female founder.
BELLE CapitalBELLE Capital USA, LP is an early stage angel fund focused on building great companies in underserved capital markets across the USA.
Boulder Food GroupBFG is a venture capital firm that seeks partnerships with early stage food and beverage consumer product companies. We work alongside exceptional entrepreneurs to ensure the business is able to deliver sustainable growth and outperform its competitors.
Brand FoundryBrand Foundry is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to accelerating the growth of emerging, innovative consumer focused brands.
Brava InvestmentsBRAVA aims to create a billion-dollar portfolio from scratch by bankrolling start-ups on one condition: The businesses must disproportionately benefit women
Built By Girls (BBG) VenturesBBG Ventures focuses solely on women-led technology companies at seed stage. They seek and support “founders who are creating market-defining consumer applications and services that make our lives simpler, better, more delightful. We believe the greatest untapped opportunity for venture capital lies in backing women who are using technology to address common life-challenges and transform daily habits,” the website states. Portfolio examples include Glamsquad, rocksbox, Kiwi Crate Inc., Rockets of Awesome, LOLA, Full Harvest, and Spoon University.
Canaan PartnersCanaan 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.
Chloe CapitalChloe Capital is an early stage venture capital firm. Our vision is to advance entrepreneurship, investment and economic opportunities for women of all colors. Chloe Capital is located in Upstate NY - centered around some of the top research universities in the world, and open to investments and investors throughout the US.
Constellation Brands VenturesConstellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that Constellation Brands Ventures (CBV), the company’s corporate venture capital group, intends to invest $100 million in female-founded or female-led businesses in the beverage alcohol space and adjacent categories by 2028 through a new program, Focus on Female Founders.
CoplexWe are Venture Builders. We bring together industry experts, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators to solve big industry problems using technology. At Coplex, we’re all about quickly, and capital-efficiently, de-risking the earliest stages of the startup journey. To do this, we implement our proven Coplex Lean Process to rapidly de-risk new business models, drive revenue, and turn concepts into investable enterprises.
EnrichHER CapitalA funding portal to help women-led businesses attract capital. They also run training programs and events.
Female Founders FundAn early-stage fund investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent.
First Round CapitalNo idea is too early for First Round. We love rolling up our sleeves to help build from day one. Together, our partners have spent 100+ years working with founding teams — and every day, our community of thousands of operators shares knowledge about building from scratch.
Forerunner VenturesAn early stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in ambitious entrepreneurs to define and dominate a new generation of commerce
General CatalystGC 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.
Golden SeedsThe early stage investment firm with a focus on women leaders, creating lasting impact.
Halogen VenturesHalogen Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund focused on female-founded consumer technologies.
HBCUvcWe're a nonprofit organization that trains students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in venture capital and technology entrepreneurship. The HBCUvc Fellowship provides students with venture capital skills training, mentorship, and the opportunity to build professional relationships with seasoned investors and entrepreneurs
Human VenturesHuman Ventures is a startup studio based in New York City. They back and build industry-changing businesses, co-founding companies alongside exceptional entrepreneurs.
Hypatia Capital Group LLCIndependent private equity and investment banking firm focused on sponsoring female CEO's.
iFundWomeniFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform for women-led businesses and their creative ideas.
Illuminate VenturesEarly stage high tech venture capital firm focused on enterprise cloud and mobile computing.
Index VenturesWe back the best and most ambitious entrepreneurs and help them make their ideas real and lasting. The entrepreneurs we team up with were born to build their businesses -- it is their life’s mission. Working side-by-side with these visionaries makes us incredibly optimistic about the future. The transformative companies they’re building, include: Adyen, Aurora, Bird, Deliveroo, Datadog, Dropbox, Elastic, Farfetch, Funding Circle, King, Sonos, Squarespace, Supercell, Zuora and many others.
Jane VCJane VC, a new venture fund based out of Cleveland and London, wants entrepreneurs to cold email them. The fund, which has so far raised $2 million to invest between $25,000 and $150,000 in early-stage female-founded companies across industries, is scrapping the opaque, inaccessible model of VC that’s been less than favorable toward women.
Lattice VenturesLattice invests in entrepreneurs who personally understand the problems they plan to solve. Building a lasting business requires a big vision, backed by strong skills and insights and a rooted passion in the outcome is key.
Launch NYOur mission is to identify, support, and invest in high-growth, high-impact companies to create jobs and wealth and catalyze the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Upstate New York. Built on nationally-recognized best practices, we achieve our mission by providing our startup client companies with pro bono mentoring services and access to seed capital.
MergeLaneMergeLane is the leading startup investment fund for high-growth startups with at least one female in leadership. Find out about our next Funderator.
NEAAs 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.
OneTen CapitalOneTen Capital was created on the foundation that exceptional people are the disruptive force that drives long-term success. We have rethought how early-stage investing is done and we invite you to join us.
PantegrionPantegrionTM is an angel investment vehicle focused on seed and early stage investments.
Pipeline AngelsPipeline Angels, a network of new and seasoned women investors, is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. They run investing bootcamps and pitch events.
Plum Alley InvestmentsPlum Alley Investments is a private membership that gives you access to direct capital in a new way. Members have access to invest in the most promising women entrepreneurs and gender diverse teams while engaging in interactive experiences around innovation and investing.
PortfoliaA unique family of funds, designed with a special interest in appealing to women who own half of the wealth, buy the majority of products, but have rarely invested in and benefitted from start-up companies.
Reinventure CapitalA VC firm focused on diverse founders. They invest growth-stage capital in companies that have the potential for both excellent financial returns and sustainable, measurable impacts.
Renewal FundsRenewal 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.
RepublicRepublic allows everyone to invest in mission-driven private companies, leveling the playing field for startup fundraising.
Rivet VenturesThey invest in companies in women-led markets where female usage, decision-making, and purchasing are crucial to company growth. They back both male and female founders.
Sephora AccelerateSephora Accelerate is dedicated to building a community of innovative female founders in beauty. The program begins with a one week bootcamp where founders acquire the necessary skills to create a successful business. Together, they learn from beauty mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs, and prepare for a final demo day in the fall.
SheEOSheEO is a global community of women radically transforming how we finance, support, and celebrate female innovators
Social Venture Circle (SVC) 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.
SoftTechVCAn early-stage investment fund.
SoGal VenturesA millennial female-led VC firm.
SpringboardSpringboard is a highly-vetted expert network of innovators, investors, and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth technology-oriented companies led by women
Startup LadiesThe Startup Ladies identify, educate, connect, and increase investment in women entrepreneurs starting up and scaling business. The Startup Study Halls provide the structure, consistency, and accountability to focus on moving your idea forward. Diversity is a competitive advantage - both men and women are invited to attend all events.
Supernode VenturesSupernode Ventures serves two groups: entrepreneurs and investors. They love connecting both groups together, not only for investment purposes, but also for problem-solving, partnerships and other activities.
The HelmA fund that rethinks how people invest in women.
The JumpFundTheJumpFund The JumpFund invests in early-stage, women-led, high-growth ventures. We seek strong female business leaders who are starting or growing scalable companies which have a business plan and the market opportunity to grow revenue to at least $20 million over 3-5 years. Ongoing due date.
True Wealth VenturesTrue Wealth Ventures invests in smart female entrepreneurs, from consumer health innovators to sustainable product pioneers.
TWV Capital ManagementThrough the Texas Women Ventures family of funds, TWV Capital has more than $25 million under management dedicated to investing in women-owned and women-led companies located in Texas and the Greater Southwest. TWV Capital invests in growing companies with revenues between $10 million and $100 million, seeking both capital and a team of trusted advisors.
Uncork CapitalUncork Capital is a seed-stage venture firm that commits early, helps with the hard stuff, and sticks around. Really.
Valor VenturesValor Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our first fund invests in software companies outside of Silicon Valley.
Women Venture Capital FundWe're changing the paradigm in venture capital.100% of our capital is committed to Series A/B companies with gender-inclusive leadership. We fund, build and promote companies led by both women and men. Gender diversity drives important innovation and wealth creation.
Women’s Venture FundThe organization has served more than 17,000 firms, helping to launch more than 3,200 small businesses through a range of services including entrepreneurial training, technical assistance, advisory services, and small loans. The organization is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). By troubleshooting specific challenges and encouraging women to share their experiences with other entrepreneurs, WVF is able to expedite the growth of businesses participating in our programs.
Womenawomena® is a multi-dimensional media company that accelerates equality through creative content and entrepreneurial experiences. We produce creative content focused on female founders, creatives, and changemakers. Our flagship accelerator program, womentum, is an experience-based early-stage accelerator for female-led tech startups in the Middle East, and aims to increase the pipeline of women entrepreneurs in the regional ecosystem.
X FactorA fund that is making a difference for the next generation of female-led businesses.

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