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5 VC investors that target female entrepreneurs

Joanna Nolasco | March 4, 2016

Let’s face it—the news and numbers around women in the venture capital world have been largely dismal. Too few women hold partner positions within firms. Too few companies backed by VCs are founded or led by women. The list goes on.

According to a widely cited 2014 study by Babson College [ babson.edu/Academics/centers/blank-center/global-research/diana/Documents/diana-project-executive-summary-2014.pdf ], which was supported by PitchBook data, companies with all-male management teams are over four times more likely to receive VC funding than businesses with even one woman on the team. Yet, in spite and perhaps because of the headlines and the statistics, some VC investors have decidedly focused on backing female entrepreneurs.

Here are five U.S. VCs that target female-led companies:

BBG Ventures is an early-stage fund born out of AOL’s #BUILTBYGIRLS effort to encourage young women to pursue tech careers. Launched in September 2014, the fund backs companies with at least one female founder, typically investing between $100,000 and $250,000. BBG Ventures focuses on [...]



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