Top women angel investors and venture capital firms

1 year ago by in Empower Lists, Finance + Raising Money, Grow

Need funding? We’ve got you covered! Below are curated lists and resources for top women angel investors and venture capital firms.

Curated Lists:

Digital Database of Female Investors by Jumpthru, a women’s business accelerator

Featured Angel Investors and VC’s:

Forerunner Ventures is an investment firm dedicated to partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs who are meeting the challenges and opportunities of today’s rapidly evolving digital commerce landscape. They closed a $40M Fund to invest in ihe next generation of digital commerce startups. Click here to visit their site. 

BELLE Capital, LP is an early stage angel fund focused on building great companies in Michigan and other, underserved geographic regions in the Midwest and South. We look for capital efficient companies with a unique product or service filling an urgent market need. We target the mobile/internet/IT, technology-enabled services, life sciences/medical devices, advanced manufacturing and CleanTech market sectors. Visit BELLE’s site.

Golden Seeds Angel Network has a national network of over 240 angel investors. Since 2005, and as of year-end 2011, members of the Angel Forum have invested $34 million in 42 companies. Members are actively engaged in the investment process and represent significant industry expertise spanning technology, life sciences, consumer goods, financial services, and media. Click here to visit Golden Seeds.

Illuminate Ventures seeks new and innovative business ideas led by committed, talented and diverse teams, particularly those that are inclusive of women entrepreneurs. We invest in US-based high growth, capital efficient companies in selected sectors within the high-tech landscape, typically as the first institutional investor at early stages, but also at a point where an established bootstrapped or debt financed company may be seeking its first equity financing. Visit the Illuminate Ventures website.

Springboard Enterprises The premier platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. Springboard educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion.

The Women’s Venture Capital Fund invests in digital media and sustainable product and service companies with women entrepreneurs and gender-diverse teams that meet the following criteria: early stage, west coast based that are high-growth and scalable. Visit Women’s Venture Capital Fund website.

Pipeline Fellowship: The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice. Fellows commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training. The Pipeline Fellowship aims to diversify the investor pool and connect women social entrepreneurs with investors who get them. Click here to see Pipeline Angels.

Additional resources for finding investors:

Dell $100M Innovation Credit Fund. Through Dell Financial Services, qualified angel and venture-backed companies can access up to 10 percent of their funded amount, or up to $150,000, with accelerated, limited credit terms. For those in need of higher credit, additional financing is available on a fast track basis with a few extra steps. Visit Dell for more details.

AngelList: A platform that connects startups with investors. When you join, they offer many options for narrowing your investor search by location, early stage, etc. Click here for a list of AngelList investors.

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