Funding the Future

Investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent.

We are Disrupting the Status Quo

75%

Fact: Women make better entrepreneurs. Companies with female founders perform 75% better than those of their
male peers.

2.7%

But women aren’t getting any funding. Only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went towards female-founded companies in 2019.

2014

We’re here to change that.
Since 2014, we’ve invested in category-defining female leaders with a strong community to fuel their success.

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Portfolio

Our portfolio is proof of the female founder ROI.

Krystle Mobayeni

Georgina Gooley

acquired

Diane Loviglio

Banu Guler

Sara Raffa and Linden Ellis

Alice Cheng

acquired

Mariah Chase

Carissa Flocken

Where we Invest

We invest in women building category defining businesses. Each exceptional leader we work with is motivated by a point of view to challenge, shape, and redefine their market.

B2B

Enterprise-focused tech solutions transforming the workplace.

Consumer

Community-driven brands that bring a unique point of view to the consumer market.

Healthcare

Consumerizing care across industries like women’s health, mental wellness, pediatrics, chronic disease, and more.

Fintech

Disrupting the banking sector by building consumer-first platforms.

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About Us

We’re here for you. We created Female Founders Fund with one simple belief: female founders are building the companies of tomorrow that will yield exceptional returns for investors.

Anu Duggal
Founding Partner

Adrianna Samaniego
Investor

Emily Powers
Investor

Emily St. Denis
Head of Platform

Caroline McKechnie
Operations Associate

Our Network

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Venture Partners

We're plugged in and connected. Our Venture Partners run both public and private technology companies, and partner with us as we scout investments across the country.

Katrina Lake

Stitch Fix
Founder and CEO

Selina Tobaccowala

SurveyMonkey
Fmr President & CTO

Shan-Lyn Ma

Zola
Founder and CEO

Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Care.com
Founder and Chairwoman

Shivani Siroya

Tala
Founder and CEO

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Expert Network

Our expansive network is made up of experienced leaders providing mentorship and advice to our founders across areas like marketing, growth, operations, fundraising, M&A and more.

Elizabeth Cutler

SoulCycle
Co-Founder

Andy Dunn

Bonobos
Co-Founder

Chieh Huang

Boxed
Co-founder and CEO

Kevin Ryan

AlleyCorp, MongoDB, Zola, Gilt
Founder

Maria Thomas

Etsy
Fmr CEO

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Featured Press

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Our Community

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Events

We’re connectors. Our best-in-class events feature top female founders, CEO’s and innovators and are designed to foster community and share knowledge and highlight the incredible businesses built by women.

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Content

Read it here first. Exclusive interviews with your favorite female leaders.

10.15.19

From Seed to IPO with Katrina Lake

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05.16.19

An Interview with Bumble's Whitney Wolfe Herd

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11.20.19

Life-Long Feminist: A Fireside Chat with Diane von Furstenberg

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Resources

We’ve curated everything you need: from fundraising and first hires, to board meetings and best practices.

Podcast

Hear it here first. Our podcast, The 2%, was inspired by the fact that historically less than 2% of venture capital funding has gone to female founders. Tune in for exclusive interviews with seasoned entrepreneurs and rising stars changing the technology industry. Coming soon!

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