Once in a blue moon, a client will come to us and tell us about an experience they had attempting to secure dilutive funding. Their perception is that they were not taken seriously even though they were as fully prepared as any other organization. Their perception is that gender and/or ethnicity played a role in the decision-making process. Their company was not given as serious of consideration as other companies that were lead by male founders & leaders.
This pisses us off. So much so, that we have 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 fit and focus, you will be given equal consideration. We can’t promise that you will be funded or what their investment will be, but 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. Please note, newly identified firms will be added to the bottom of the list. As always, be sure to check with each firm with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying.
|1||SheEO||SheEO is a global community of women radically transforming how we finance, support, and celebrate female innovators||https://sheeo.world/|
|2||Portfolia||A 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.||http://www.portfolia.co/|
|3||Pipeline Angels||Pipeline 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.||http://pipelineangels.com/|
|4||Golden Seeds||The early stage investment firm with a focus on women leaders, creating lasting impact.||http://goldenseeds.com/|
|5||Halogen Ventures||Halogen Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund focused on female-founded consumer technologies.||http://halogenvc.com/|
|6||Republic||Republic allows everyone to invest in mission-driven private companies, leveling the playing field for startup fundraising.||https://republic.co/|
|7||SoftTechVC||An early-stage investment fund.||http://softtechvc.com/|
|8||iFundWomen||iFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform for women-led businesses and their creative ideas.||https://ifundwomen.com/|
|9||Startup Ladies||The 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.||https://www.thestartupladies.org/|
|10||Chloe Capital||Chloe 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.||https://chloecapital.com/|
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