Must Be Talking To An Angel: More Investors Are Focused On Women Entrepreneurs

4 Dec

Since there is a wave of women entrepreneurs, it stands to reason that are women angel investors and venture capital executives. The Harvard Business Review has an article about angel investors. There are a few angel investor firms who are focused on women entrepreneurs, 500 StartupsGolden Seeds and Pipeline. In addition, there are individuals who have made angel investments to women-founded startup. You can look up women angel investors on Angel List. I only found a few including Marissa Mayer, Maria Thomas, Donna Wells and Christine Tsai.

According to the Kauffman Foundation, venture funds with women on their teams invest in women founders 70%of the time. In short, the more women investors at the table, the more women run companies are funded, and the pipeline of women run companies grows. The difference is that women entrepreneurs bring in 20% more revenue with 50% less money invested; therefore, investors who expand their networks to include more women founders will be more likely to reap the rewards.

 

 

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