The Complete Ecosystem Supporting Women-Led Tech Companies [Momentum: January 2017 Edition]
The best word to describe what I’ve seen over the last year since I first shared a compilation of the organizations, funds, and networks supporting women-led technology companies is MOMENTUM.
Nearly every week, there seems to be a new fund, a new network of innovative women, a new effort convening smart people to bring the venture world much needed diversity of thought.
It was encouraging to update my 2015 Edition of the ecosystem and see the new energy in the space where I’ve worked tirelessly for the past 8+ years.
Please comment to let me know which organizations I’ve overlooked that share our collective mission to cultivate diversity of thought.
Accelerators for Women-Led Companies
Springboard Enterprises, Women’s Startup Lab, Equita, MergeLane, Prosper, Upstart, SheStarts by Blue Chilli, Women Innovating Now Lab, The Refinery, SOAR, mystartupXX, The Circular Board, DivInc, Sephora Stands, Project Entrepreneur, Althea-Imperial Programme, Colliders Pre-Accelerator, The Pinkubator, BIG Accelerator. Others with demonstrated awareness of the need for diversity of thought: NewMe Accelerator, 500 Women, Founders Institute, American Underground, Make in L.A., Ignite Accelerator
Co-Working for Women-Led Companies
Networks of Entrepreneurial Women
Women 2.0, Women in Bio, Ellevate Network, digitalundivided, Women Presidents’ Organization, SheEOs, Women@Austin, Alley to the Valley, the Vinetta Project, StartupChicks, Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, Women Who Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, Philly Women in Tech, Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, WEST, TechWomen Canada, Ada’s List, SoGal, Global Invest Her, SheWorx, C-Sweetener, UPWARD Women, WE Venture, theBoardList, LandIt, BEACON DC, Hautepreneurs, Astia, Athena League, Women Who Startup
Networks of Women Investors
Broadway Angels, Belle Capital, Golden Seeds, X-Squared Angels, Astia Angels, Beehive Holdings, Topstone Angels, Scale Investors (Australia), Women’s Capital Connection, #Angels, The JumpFund, ArcAngels (New Zealand), Sofia Fund, WOMENA, WE Capital, SheEO, AllBright (UK), Investing Women Angels (Scotland), Plum Alley
Investor Training Programs/Networks
Investors Targeting Women-Led/Diverse Companies
Springboard Fund, Merian Ventures, BBG Ventures, Female Founders Fund, Texas Women Ventures, Women’s Venture Capital Fund, True Wealth Ventures, SoGal Ventures, Intel Capital Diversity Fund, Halogen Ventures, Gotham Gal Ventures, InvestHer Ventures, Cross Culture Ventures, Bootstrap Capital, Backstage Capital, BRAVA Investments