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Celebrating #IWD – Getting Female Founders Funded

For every £1 of VC investment in the UK, female-founded start ups get less than 1p, yet women generate twice the revenues as their male counterparts.

To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020 we’re looking to move the needle when it comes to Getting Female Founders Funded, and we’re not alone. We’re organising an event to introduce Investors to founders and we’d love to see you there.

Let’s meet the investors who believe in supporting and investing in female founders:

If you’re a female founder looking to raise funds, here’s your chance to meet these investors in person on March 6th 2020, book your place here.

Susannah McClintock from Sustainable Ventures.

Susannah leads investment and accelerator activities for early-early stage start-ups. She holds more than 20 years’ experience in start-up growth and finance and is passionate about business models which aim to maximise their use of funds and resources to create sustainable enterprises that achieve specific environmental or social outcomes.

She holds Board and Trustee positions for both start-ups and charities focussed on environmental and social outcomes. She leads the Finance initiatives for the Mayor of London’s Women in Cleantech.

Bill Morrow from Angel’s Den.

Bill set up Angels Den in 2007 with some bright people and has been named the most influential figure in Alternative Funding by City AM. More importantly, 92% of all the businesses funded since that fateful day are still growing. He now runs a Family Office fund, investing around $5m pa.

Abi Mohamed at CGV and Scout for Backed VC

We (at CGV) invests in underrepresented entrepreneurs looking to change the world and communities they operate in. CGV offers a number of services including advisory (ranging from tech, marketing, and business strategy) and pre-seed funding.

In the two years since launching they have backed 25 rapidly scaling companies, building products loved by the millennial generation or solving deeply technical problems faced by the next generation. Over ninety percent of the companies they backed more than 9 months ago have already secured follow-on funding at an average valuation markup of 3x, raising from the best investors in Europe such as Index Ventures, and in the US such as Founders Fund.

Arunkumar Krishnakuma from Green Shores Capital.

Arun is a Venture capital investor, podcast host and a writer with particular interest in Deep technology solutions with a sustainability angle.

He has invested, advised and mentored startups and is passionate about purposeful innovation. His investments usually have an emerging markets angle to them, with business models serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.

Yao Huang from The Hatchery

Yao is a highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on technology, assisting with revenue and funding.

She founded The Hatchery, a venture collaboration organisation with international reach bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors through resources, advisory, funding and building communities. She has had multiple successes as an entrepreneur and supports other companies in advisory and C level management roles. She leads up the enterprise incubator in New York building products with corporate partners — from ideation, development, sales, funding to exit.

Devina Paul from Galvanise Capital

Galvanise provides innovative solutions for both large organisations and start-ups, and unique opportunities for early stage investors. We use our years of experience at the forefront of the digital space to work with our clients and partners to get to the root of the challenge quickly and find stimulating solutions.

Sara Simeone from Digital Oracles

Enabling Early Stage Investors and Business Angel Networks to discover the most promising emerging technology companies in Europe and beyond. Digital Oracles provides additional insights to investors trying to identify the most disruptive and promising startups and increase the overall level of education in Emerging Technologies.

Kevin O’Mellean from Akasha Innovation Hub

Kevin is COO of the AKASHA Innovation Hub in Dublin, Ireland. Advisor for the AKASHA Foundation in Zug, Switzerland. Experienced Finance Director in fintech and media with business focus on operational performance, growth management and strategy implementation.

With more investors to announce!

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