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Already at $11B+ and growing exponentially, the cannabis industry is expected to reach $22B+ by 2021 and scaling to $40B in total contribution. THE ARCVIEW VENTURE FUND is investing in the best companies poised for growth and lucrative exits in this market. We are also seeking to be inclusive of women business owners and entrepreneurs for funding as well as we seek women investors in our network. We are already “game-changers” for women as the Arcview Group and we plan to improve access to capital for high-growth women-founded businesses.

The Arcview Group is the leading network of cannabis investors, whose members have funded more than 170+ companies. The Arcview Venture Fund offers a DIFFERENTIATED STRATEGY and a DIVERSE AND EXPERIENCED INVESTMENT TEAM to identify the top companies ready for their next financing. We are performing institutional and industry-specific due diligence, accelerating portfolio company growth and harvesting profit through successful exits in this market and beyond.

We are pleased to be part of the pledge to meet, advise and invest in women founded businesses.
And, the Arcview Group, our parent company has already founded the Women’s Investor Network as we gather the women investors together at our Arcview Forums, creating a vibrant network of our business owners and investors.

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Different is the first platform designed and built for investing in venture funds. Different sources from 850+ funds, in 30 markets, investing in 20+ sectors and with over 65% GP diversity.

“The future of venture isn’t monolithic, billion-dollar funds investing in concierge products for the 1%,”- Different CEO and founder, Leslie Jump. “The future of venture is being built in cities around the globe, in a vast array of industries, by a diverse group of innovative managers.”

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Gobi Partners is the first Chinese venture capital firm to expand into the ASEAN region, with over US$1.1 Billion in Assets Under Management (AUM). The firm supports entrepreneurs from the early to growth stages. Founded in 2002, Gobi has raised ten funds to date, invested in over 200 startups, and has grown to nine offices across Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila and Jakarta.

“Gobi has seen real empirical data and real financial performance that come from women-led companies to date, as one third of our total portfolio are women-founded companies. With this pledge Gobi is reiterating our ever-growing commitment to women entrepreneurs and the importance of diverse leadership. We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this initiative by TBDF and will do our part to help bolster and address this vastly underserved market” – Shannon Kalayanamitr, Venture Partner at Gobi Partners.

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Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage VC fund in Southeast Asia (SEA) founded by Silicon Valley natives. Since 2011, Golden Gate Ventures has launched three funds, its latest being a US$100M early-stage fund. The firm focuses on investing at the Series A stage of consumer internet and mobile startups in Southeast Asia. Breakout companies include Carousell (“Mobile Classifieds 3.0”), Alodokter (HealthTech), Carro (Auto Marketplace), Funding Societies (P2P Lending), and Omise (Payment Processing). Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in Singapore and Jakarta with investments across Southeast Asia. Golden Gate Ventures was established in 2011 and has over 35 investments across 7 countries. The firm invests in internet & mobile startups across many sectors, including e-commerce, payments, marketplaces, mobile applications, and SaaS platforms.

“At Golden Gate Ventures, our mission is to “Empower the audicious.” The Billion Dollar Fund resonates with us, as we believe in the boldness of all entrepreneurs – especially female founders. Innovation comes from diversity. We are behind this initiative and honored to continue championing women.” – leadership team, Golden Gate Ventures.

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Rethink Impact is a venture capital fund that invests in social impact companies with the potential to deliver market-rate financial returns for investors alongside transformational social and environmental change. There are two main lenses for Rethink Impact’s investments: gender diverse management teams and technology enabled businesses. The fund is focused on the health, education, sustainability, and economic empowerment sectors. The leadership team and Investment Committee have experience operating and investing in impact companies.

“Investing in women not only helps us achieve gender parity, but is good business and good for the economy.” – Jenny Abramson Founder & Managing Partner, Rethink Impact

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“Women are passionate about sectors and business models in which the mostly male community often has little interest. As a result, women are often taking to potential investors who may not understand the issues that are being solved. Investing in women can help solve this mismatch.“- Lori Wachs, Springboard

Springboard Enterprises is a nonprofit accelerator that was founded to help startup women in high-growth industries access venture capital. The 730companies that have participated in the Springboard accelerator over that time have raised $8.6B in aggregate, with 186 successful exists. This includes 17 IPOs, of which 11 companies are still independently public, with a combined market cap of over $9B. 86% of Springboard companies raised money, and 81% of them are still in business. All of these metrics are far in excess of national averages.

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Fusion Fund supports early-stage entrepreneurs who are looking to build globally disruptive companies using innovative technologies to drive systemic change.

We are entering the next wave of technological advancement and foundational innovation is required to enable massive growth.  With Fusion Fund’s technical and entrepreneurial backgrounds, we seek to support entrepreneurs who are building companies with strong technical barriers and advantages in their business models. 

Fusion Fund explores both established industries and nascent markets as we search for the next teams of entrepreneurs.  Areas we have strong conviction include: Connected Industry, Network Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Health + Medical.

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Investing in the Success of Women High-Growth Entrepreneurs, their Teams and their Ventures
Astia Fund I will invest in companies that have at least one woman in an executive, equity-holding position and are pursuing a high growth strategy.
The Astia Fund will provide for:
• Investment in businesses with women and men on the executive team that, as a dataset, have historically outperformed  their male-only counterparts, yet have received limited investment from venture capital firms;
• Follow-on funding to best-performing investments made at an earlier stage by the Astia Angels investment group as well as opportunistically co-investing with Astia Angels in new investments; and
• A unique investment model that systematically leverages a diverse, cohesive, and dedicated global community of over 5,000 experts who will remain engaged from sourcing and throughout the lifecycle of Fund investments.
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Based in Alexandria, Va., Motley Fool Ventures brings The Motley Fool’s investing principles and member community to venture capital.  Launched in 2018,  Motley Fool Ventures invests in early-stage companies that leverage technology to create a clear competitive advantage in their industry. Its dedicated team, investor community, and robust network aim to provide value to entrepreneurs beyond just capital. To learn more about Motley Fool Ventures, please visit:  http://foolventures.com.
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Aster is a Venture Capital firm with offices in 4 major innovation hubs: Paris, Cambridge (UK), Tel Aviv and San Francisco. Since 2000, we have partnered with more than 60 teams of entrepreneurs that are transforming markets with disruptive offers and technologies. We are always open to exploring new ideas related to mobility, energy and industry sectors that we have been covering until now. We invest in all stages, with a preference for the early phase.

We are more than investors and we intend to act as an ally for entrepreneurs by connecting them to a valuable ecosystem of experts, influencers and business leaders. From marketing to executive talent, our commitment to the growth of our portfolio companies as well as the entire venture ecosystem also involves the commitment of our dedicated Operations team, our innovation strategy consulting firm (Aster Fab) and a crowdfunding branch to further expand opportunities (Aster Crowd).

Some of our success stories include Solairedirect (acquired by Engie in 2015), Digital Lumens (acquired by Osram in 2017) and Avantium (IPOed in 2017).

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Karmijn is an investment fund with a unique focus. We invest equity capital in Dutch SMEs, managed by a balanced team of men and women. We believe in the power of diversity. Key are the differing visions, management styles and priorities individuals bring to the team. Karmijn Fund I&II combined have EUR 135 million of committed capital. We invested in 14 companies thus far and made 4 divestments. Our investment tickets are between EUR 2-12 million. We invest in companies that exist for more than 5 years, that are profitable and that have a turnover of EUR 5-50 million. We have both majority and minority investments and provide growth and buy-out capital.

Karmijn is led by its 3 female founders, Desiree, Hadewych and Cilian, who started the company 10 years ago. One of Karmijn’s ambitions is to support other funds with the same focus internationally.

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Grand Challenges Canada is one of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, having supported a pipeline of over 1,000 innovations in over 95 countries since 2010 with the potential to save up to 1.6 million lives and improve up to 35 million lives by 2030.  We deliver our mission and realize our vision by implementing programs that span across a range of priorities which include, but are not limited to, healthcare solutions, development, humanitarian and indigenous initiatives and apply a feminist investment approach throughout our process.

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® via its Stars in Global Health and Transition to Scale programs.  Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation®.

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Fueled by the participation of our strategic partners, we direct venture capital investment to the best early or growth stage companies, supported by our seasoned team of financiers, engineers, operators working in collaboration with the best entrepreneurial teams to maximize returns on investment. Our “smart money” approach also leverages our vast network of contacts with industrial and business partners.

From agriculture technologies to green chemicals, including the new generation of biofuels, biomass transformation, smart grid, energy storage technologies, renewable energies, energy efficiency, Internet of Things (IoT) applied to resources management, big data and technologies dedicated to Smart Cities, we are working with companies that are rapidly and continuously changing the way we live and how we will be doing business in the years to come.

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Backstage Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in new companies led by underrepresented founders in the U.S.
Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. Backstage Capital sees it as the biggest opportunity in investment with more than $4M invested in 100 companies thus far.

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Blue Startups is focused on helping technology companies compete on a global scale. With an extensive global network, Blue Startups is a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawai‘i, and between Asia and North America

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Elevate Capital is Oregon’s first institutional venture capital fund that specifically targets investments in underserved entrepreneurs—such as women and ethnic minorities, or those with limited access regionally to capital and opportunities. Elevate supports visionaries with disruptive ideas and products through two specialized investment vehicles.

Elevate serves a range of industries across the early stage spectrum—from food to outdoor apparel, from biotech to software. Along with mentorship, we bring seed stage funding and early stage funding to visionaries with disruptive ideas and products. Since August 2016, Elevate has invested $4.6M in diverse startups across Oregon.

We are proud to provide startup funding and guidance to these great Pacific Northwest companies—and help bring their success stories forward.

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1517 supports teams with grant, pre-seed, and seed funding for technology startups. Our focus is on makers, hackers, and scientists interested in working outside tracked institutions because we believe that the path geared towards higher education is not for all. We motivate people to work on what they’re passionate about, to learn by doing, and to create new technologies.

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Golden Seeds is a discerning group of angel investors, seeking and funding high-potential, women-led businesses. It is well documented: Women are starting businesses at record levels, with the ideas, skills and talents to build great companies. But like all early-stage entrepreneurs, they need capital to fuel their growth. Golden Seeds, one of the nation’s largest and most active investment groups, focuses squarely on this high-potential segment.

Since 2005, Golden Seeds’ members – today over 275 strong – along with its venture funds, have invested over $100 million in nearly 150 exciting women-led enterprises…and counting. Headquartered in New York City, Golden Seeds also has chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, and Silicon Valley – and active members throughout the coun

Golden Seeds Venture Fund (GSVF) has a unique and symbiotic relationship with the Golden Seeds Angel Network. This relationship allows the independently managed Venture Fund to access the entrepreneur funding applications that come to Golden Seeds. In addition, GSVF leverages the Managing Partners’ professional networks, including referrals from other entrepreneurs, portfolio companies, and syndicate partners.

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Green Cow Venture Capital is a ROI-focused $50mm venture fund based in San Francisco and New York City. We believe that Seed+ stage startups with diverse founding teams creating scalable solutions to societal infrastructure problems will drive returns.

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1843 Capital is an early stage venture capital firm investing in technology and tech-enabled CPG companies. 1843 believes in parity of opportunity and has a preference for women founders.

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MINDSHIFT CAPITAL is focused on post-seed early-stage companies in the U.S., Europe and Middle East. Through a global network, MINDSHIFT identifies companies with scalable technology, exceptional leadership and high growth potential. They invest with a gender lens, ensuring diversity of thought while narrowing the funding gap for female-led ventures.

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Minerva believes that generating positive investment returns and constructive social and financial impact go hand-in-hand.

Minerva partners with companies and entrepreneurs that build disruptive technologies to existing companies and new spaces. They create networks of leaders that believe social impact and financial return go hand in hand.

Their approach to creating social impact is human-centric, participatory, data-driven, and intended to empower people: to enable to perform and grow, and to help create the environment that feeds innovation in the long term. In short, to realize positive change they adopted the view of working with people instead of designing solutions for  people.

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Patamar Capital is a social venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California, with regional offices in India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Patamar Capital exists to unlock better economic opportunities for Asia’s low-income communities. We make venture capital investments in high-growth companies solving South and Southeast Asia’s most pervasive problems at scale.

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Portfolia is the venture investing platform designed for women.

Unlike a traditional angel network, in which investors make their own decisions about each pitch and write their own checks, Portfolia functions more like a micro-VC. With a check of between $10,000 and $100,000, women can join an open fund of their choosing. Each fund is spearheaded by a small team of experienced investors, who take the lead in managing deal flow and conducting due diligence (they also earn a larger portion of the fund’s profits). By pooling their money in this way, Portfolia’s members are able to learn from one another and quickly diversify their portfolios. All fund contributors are welcome to participate throughout the investment process, asking questions and offering their own expertise.

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SoGal Ventures is redefining the next generation of diverse founders and funders.

As the first female-led millennial venture capital firm, SoGal Ventures represents how far our generation has come, and how deep our impact on the world can be. We believe in the power of diversity, borderless business, and human-centric design. They invest in seed stage diverse founding teams in the U.S. and Asia, and aim to be the first institutional investor for our portfolio companies. Their investments paint the future picture of how we live, work, and stay healthy.

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The True Wealth Ventures investment thesis is that women-led companies perform better financially, yet are an untapped market for investors since only 2% of venture dollars go to women-led start-ups and 15% to those with a woman on the leadership team. In addition, since women make 85% of consumer purchase decisions and 80% of healthcare decisions, True Wealth Ventures believes there are additional advantages for companies with women on the management team in designing products for, selling to and servicing these women customers in these markets.
True Wealth Ventures is focusing on the following large, high-growth, acquisitive markets, where women are the primary customer – and where women are especially interested in making a positive impact through environmental and human health, both in the role of the consumer and in the role of the business owner.

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Teja Ventures is the first pan-Asian venture capital fund committed to investing with a gender lens. We believe gender lens investing goes beyond investing into women led or women owned businesses – and also includes the creation of product and services which impact women positively as users, consumers and players in the wider ecosystem. We see gender lens as a way to examine a company’s strategic advantage, risk and return, besides objective investment criteria. We believe there are significant opportunities in the following verticals from a gender lens perspective: financial services, online to offline consumption, content and education and healthcare.

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Reinventure Capital’s investment strategy and theory of change center on breaking the steep and persistent asymmetry in access to capital for people of color and women.

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Quantius is an alternative commercial lender that attributes value to both tangible and intangible assets of innovative companies. As a true believer in the power of human potential, innovation and creativity, Quantius works with North American enterprises whose leaders have a clear vision for the future, and finances companies positioned for substantial growth.

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Flat6Labs is a regional startup accelerator program based in MENA that fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas. We provide seed funding, strategic mentorship, a creative workspace, a multitude of perks, entrepreneurship-focused business training, and directly support our startups through an expansive network of partner entities, mentors and investors. We create an environment where you can advance your company an incredible amount in a short period of time.

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Global Ventures is a Venture Capital Firm based in Dubai making early stage investments in growth companies in the Middle East And Africa.  The fund’s investments focus on globally-scalable enterprise technology companies in the MEA region, investing in low-valuation markets, and enabling the scale-up of young companies into global markets, thereby realizing multiple expansion as well as revenue growth.  Recent investments include a field workforce solution, Arrow Labs, and an insurance technology platform, CDP, both of which began their global expansions very shortly after an investment by Global Ventures.  The region’s young venture industry capitalizes on the youth bulge in the regional population, where 50% of the 400 million population is under 25 years old, as well as the highest digital penetration and social media usage globally, on a per capita basis.  In particular, Dubai has become an innovation hub in emerging markets, with access to 3 billion people in a 6-hour flight radius, serving half of the world’s economies, and specifically the rising billion.  Global Ventures leverages the youth demographic, access to talent, and low valuation multiples to identify the high-potential, globally-scalable companies and enable their expansion through active and strategic investments into the companies.

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The Helm makes it easy to invest in women. We bring you the latest female-founded products and companies, tell you why they matter and connect you with ways to support them directly. And when we say we are invested in women, we mean it. Literally. The Helm’s venture fund invests in female-founded startups, putting capital behind the next generation of leaders in technology and innovation.

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Pique Ventures is an impact venture capital firm which enables a diverse community of investors to pursue integrated investing. Integrated Investing is a proprietary investment decision-making methodology to help create a better world and help investors achieve meaningful impact and strong returns. We launched Pique Fund in 2014 and are presently halfway to raising our second fund, Pique Fund 2, to continue investing in leadership diversity and in ventures that help make people’s lives better.

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Stand Up Ventures primarily invests in enterprise software, digital health, and clean tech companies based anywhere in Canada. We usually invest in the seed stage – for us, that’s after friends and family funding and before your Series A.

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Ecofuel is a venture capital fund and an accelerator that offers specialized and personalized services to the cleantech startups.

The Ecofuel Fund invests “smart money” in seed and early-stage companies that develop and commercialize clean technologies. The Ecofuel Fund, co-founded by Cycle Capital, has $30 million in assets under management and is sponsored by the following investors: Investissement Québec, acting as mandatory of the Government of Quebec, BDC Capital, the investment arm of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Foundation, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and the Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies (CQVB).

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Digital+ Partners (www.dplus.partners) is a growth equity fund focused on high-growth B2B technology companies. Our aim is to invest in companies with best-in-class technologies and help scale them into global technology leaders.  Digital+ is active in Europe and the US with a particular focus on companies in the IndustrialTech and FinTech verticals.  We differentiate ourselves through our B2B domain expertise and a deep, global corporate network which we leverage to support our portfolio companies in their global scale-up. Digital+ is backed by leading family offices, corporate and institutional investors from across Europe and the US. Our team combines backgrounds in technology investing, corporate strategy and operations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

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Amplifyher Ventures is New York-based venture capital fund that invests in visionary teams building data-driven brands, tech-enabled health solutions, and new information delivery systems. Our mission is to support exceptional women leaders by addressing the gender financing gap at the Seed through Series A stages.

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Endeavor Catalyst is the innovative co-investment fund of Endeavor, set up to invest exclusively in Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies and to sustain Endeavor’s long-term operations in a mission-aligned way. Since launching in January 2012, Endeavor Catalyst has raised over $115M in philanthropically donated and invested capital, and invested into 100+ Endeavor companies in 20+ markets. To date, Endeavor Catalyst has co-invested alongside a number of leading venture capital and growth equity funds, including Accel Partners, General Atlantic, NEA, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global. Investments include Globant (NYSE: GLOB) in Argentina, Yemeksepeti.com (acquired by Delivery Hero) in Turkey, and dr. consulta in Brazil.
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BCF Ventures, a spin-off of BCF Business Law Firm, is a pioneer in the Canadian investment scene by being one of very first Super Angel Funds. Launched on June 1st 2018, BCF Business Law’s partners pooled their resources to establish BCF Ventures. The fund benefits from the expertise, resources and insights from Panache Ventures, and invest jointly with other successful funds across North America and Europe. BCF Ventures invests at the pre-seed stage and seed stage of technology-based startups, mostly in Canada, the United States and opportunistically in Europe.

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Full In Venture Partners is a software-focused early growth investment fund, leveraging proprietary technology to change the fund raising experience for entrepreneurs.

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The Partnership’s investment objective is to achieve superior returns by
making venture capital investments in growth companies with proprietary
digital assets. The Partnership will apply artificial intelligence tools for
operational optimization including, but not limited to, genetic algorithms,
HMMs, deep learning, GAN, neural networks, reinforcement learning,
proprietary business and financial analytics and cloud architecture and
scalable hardware.
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The WXR Fund invests in early stage companies with female leadership that are building businesses based on spatial computing and artificial intelligence.

This is the ideal time to invest in these areas. Similar to the broad impact of the internet, spatial computing will be the next way we will communicate and consume digital content. Combined with the power of artificial intelligence, new companies will be created and most industries will be transformed.

At the same time, there is a vast opportunity to invest in female founders that are being overlooked and over-performing. Female leaders are also critical to providing a diverse approach to building successful products supported by exceptional teams.

The WXR Fund is the only venture firm at the intersection of these two opportunities. They have an active startup pipeline, are trusted by entrepreneurs, and are regarded as leaders in the space.

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The company Investissement Québec was established in 1998 under an Act passed by the National Assembly of Quebec to favour investment in Quebec by Quebec-based and international companies. Its registered office is located in Quebec City.Investissement Québec is much more than a trusted advisor that can help you grow your business. IQ is a financing corporation that provide a wide array of financial solutions, including loans, equity financing, tax credits and more.

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RED is the first venture capital firm investing in high-growth technology companies founded or co-founded by female entrepreneurs across Europe and Israel with the objective of accelerating their growth in global markets. RED’s unique combination of geographic presence and market expertise enables the exchange of technology, funding and business opportunities between Israeli and European companies, opening opportunities for Israeli companies to enter the European, U.S, and Latin American markets, while providing European and other foreign companies access to Israeli technology.

 

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The Artemis Fund recently launched to provide seed money and Series A financing to women-led companies. Its first $100,000 award will be given at the Rice Business Plan Competition held April 4 through April 6. With its first fund, the group expects to invest in about 30 women-led companies. It will invest in companies across the U.S. but has a preference for those in Houston and Texas.

The Artemis Fund was launched by Stephanie Campbell, managing director of the Houston Angel Network, Leslie Goldman, who practiced corporate law for more than 25 years and has invested in more than 40 early stage, high-growth companies, and Diana Murakhovskaya, who co-founded the Monarq Incubator focused on women-led startups.

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Dream Maker Ventures (DMV), created in 2015 as the investment arm of Dream Maker Corp. (DMC), a Toronto-based vertically integrated asset management firm founded in 2003. With divisions in real estate, development, property management, and insurance, DMC has a total of half-a-billion AUM. The Diversity Fund, created in 2018, invests in early-stage tech companies with founding teams inclusive of persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, immigrant, refugee and indigenous entrepreneurs.

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Voulez Capital is Europe’s First VC for Female Founders.  Launched in 2018 by Anya Navidski, an unrepentant entrepreneur, it has already established itself as a VC firm that women founders (and their male co-founders) trust and resonate with.  Voulez Capital provides Seed and Series A capital to outstanding European businesses with at least one female (co)founder, across a range of sectors. At the core of its success are Voulez Capital’s Fair Venture Principles.  Inspired by the approach of the founding father of institutional venture capital – Georges Doriot – and by Anya’s extensive experience with female founders and as an entrepreneur herself, these principles take the very best of what the industry was born to do. They focus on value creation, rather than fast returns through inflated valuations, on a balanced allocation of risks and rewards between founders and investors, and on a strong, open relationship with portfolio companies. Apart from the quality of its portfolio, Voulez Capital is already playing a leading role amongst European investors through a number of initiatives designed to help improve the ecosystem for female founders. These include its hugely successful Monthly Pitch Clinics for Female Founders, its Parental Leave Entrepreneur Programme and its Investment Readiness Programme.

 

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At Nordic Impact Funds, we believe in business-driven impact. We want to alleviate poverty in an economically sustainable way where impact and financial return goes hand in hand. We target businesses where positive social impact for low-income households is the result of commercial success and an embedded part of the business model – either by creating opportunities for raising long term income or by the provision of new, affordable and highly needed products or services. As an example, we invest in agri-businesses that are linking small holder farmers to a commercial value chain and we invest in companies providing basic services like water, sanitation etc.
As a gender smart investor, we want to create both jobs and income for women at the base of the pyramid and strengthen gender diversity in the management of the companies we invest in.
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ESPIRA Investments is a private equity firm investing growth capital in Central European small and medium-size enterprises. One element of ESPIRA’s investment philosophy is focused on companies managed by balanced teams of men and women and it is the first investor in Central Europe with gender lens investment strategy. We believe that diversity in decision making and leadership can lead to superior results, and we recognize the potential of such companies and want to become the partner for their further growth.

ESPIRA invests € 1-3 million equity tickets in companies with revenues of € 2-15 million, positive EBITDA and proven business model operating in various industries including services, education, consumer goods, health care, and manufacturing. One of the fund’s significant investors is the European Investment Fund.

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Cross-Border Impact Ventures believes good health is a human right that should not be restricted by gender or borders.

However, underinvestment in women and children’s health has led to common unmet needs for women and children in both high and low-income markets. Our firm is partnered with Grand Challenges Canada to launch the INCLUSIVE WOMEN & CHILDREN’S HEALTH Fund I (“The Fund”) to fill this gap. The Fund invests in transformational Series B+ companies based in the most active medical and technology markets in the world that have the vision and commitment to bring their solutions to sub-Saharan Africa. Our team works with the most influential healthcare players to scale companies from investment to exit, for return and impact. We blend our equity capital with non-dilutive finance from our network of global health partners, foundations, and donors to align the interests of all investors and users.

 

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Bamboo Capital Partners is a commercial private equity firm making investments that matter. It finds game-changing businesses then applies a mix of geographical and sector expertise to deliver financial and social returns. Experts in energy, healthcare and financial services globally, Bamboo has offices in Luxembourg, Geneva, Bogota, Nairobi and Singapore.

Since Bamboo launched in 2007 it has proved that private capital can be profitably deployed as a tool for effective change. It has about $290m under management with a portfolio of 33 companies in over 20 countries.

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Crowberry Capital is a Nordic fund based in Reykjavik that invests at seed and early stage in outstanding teams building global businesses around true technology advantages. We work with our teams to build fast-paced, international companies from the Nordics. We have a strong follow-through philosophy. We back the best from seed to exit.

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Disruption Ventures is a female- led venture capital fund based in Canada, investing into businesses that solve real problems, with teams that are committed to succeed, in markets that have high growth potential and in companies that have a female founder or females in leadership role; in typically seed and Series A stages.

 

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The Victus Global Impact Fund’s primary objective is to achieve competitive investment returns by identifying, supporting and investing in women-led and /or women-focused businesses involved in agriculture and agri-processing located in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia and other countries in sub-Saharan African excluding South Africa.

The Fund’s investment strategy is to maximize the long-term profitability of its investee companies, weaving in effective risk management, while integrating world-class social, environmental and governance standards, to achieve measurable positive impact in the communities and environment where our investee businesses operate and impact.

The Fund is focused on transforming agriculture in sub-Saharan African through investment, capacity building, and increased intra-Africa and international trade. It does this by investing using a gender-lens in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector and using the teams’ expertise to assist in building these businesses, with the goal of having a significant positive impact by helping in the reduction of poverty, driving gender equality, reducing unemployment and promoting economic growth.

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Sarmayacar Ventures backs daring entrepreneurs who are building scalable, market-transforming enterprise and consumer technology businesses in Pakistan. We prefer to be the first venture investor and follow our investments, investing as little as $100K at the Seed stage and up to $2MM at the Series A stage. We typically lead the rounds in which we invest, but most of our investments are made alongside like-minded and aligned co-investors.

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Pontaq is a UK headquartered venture capital fund cross-pollinating technology transfer between various countries. Founded in 2015, Pontaq has been capitalising on innovation exchange between UK, USA, India and Canada with a view to create sustainable economic development through globalisation and creation of jobs through its portfolio businesses.The General Partners comprise of seasoned entrepreneurs with multiple exits and VCs. The firm invests in technology-enabled innovative in pre-series A and series A businesses with a view to scale them globally.

Pontaq has formal relationships with several state governments in India, comprising over 250M population, in addition to close relationships with the UK government entities. Pontaqrecently partnered with a £1.7B international business district in London, the first of its kind globally, to provide its portfolio firms access to funding, workspace and globalisation under one roof.

 Pontaq is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women in business.

 

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MaRS Catalyst Fund provides early-stage venture capital funding and support to Canadian companies that are building strong businesses while pursuing social and environmental outcomes. We’re focused on generating both measurable social impact and strong financial returns.

After seeing a lack of impact investors in Canada, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite, along with the Mindset Foundation, seeded the MaRS Catalyst Fund.

We back passionate entrepreneurs who are creating technology solutions that address society’s biggest challenges. They’re delivering better health outcomes, creating a more sustainable planet, and making students and workers more career-ready through innovative education technologies.

The fund is GIIRS rated and will measure specific impact metrics on a per-investment basis.

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At SGInnovate, we believe that Singapore has all the resources and capabilities needed to tackle ‘hard problems’ that matter to people around the world. As a part of the robust startup ecosystem here, our mission is to enable ambitious and capable individuals and teams to imagine, start, build, and scale globally-relevant technologies. With the support of our partners, SGInnovate’s priority is to work with deeply-technical founders that have research-originated IP at the core of their company.  We back these entrepreneurs through equity-based investments, access to talent, and support in building customer traction. With a focus on important areas including Healthcare, Resources, and Transportation, we are prioritising our efforts around Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain. These technologies represent impactful and scalable answers to global challenges. SGInnovate is a private-limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government.  For more information, please visitwww.sginnovate.com

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TA Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm primarily focusing on Mobility and Digital Health. We are based in Kyiv, Frankfurt, Boston and invest in teams across Europe & the US. We co-invest with leading investors and have been privileged to back companies such as Wunder Mobility, Caroobi, Klara, Sensely and 100+ others including Azimo, SumUp, Dreamlines, Marley Spoon.
We offer proactive support and a broad international network to our portfolio companies. By supporting with the set-up of R&D centers in Ukraine and Europe, we help our portfolio companies grow and stay competitive.

 

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r3i Ventures is a woman founded early stage venture fund, dedicated to investing in women founders that disrupt and deliver impact.
r3i Ventures have a global mandate with investments in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Americas. As serial entrepreneurs and operators, we actively support teams with access to industry know-how, transformative resources and critical thinking to accelerate transformation, market access, geographic expansion, or rapid scale. We thrive on collaborations with co-investors that accelerate value and impact and invest in the Lab to Series A.
One example of our r3i Ventures investment is in StratifiCare, a company delivering the world’s first severe dengue prognostic to the global market.  As a spinoff from the National University of Singapore, our Women Cofounders are working hard to improve patient outcomes, through delivering the right proteomic predisposition information at the right time, ensuring beds are made available only to those at risk severe dengue patients in need, and reducing the financial burden of unnecessary hospitalization by 67% on women and their families. StratifiCare addresses the Sustainable Development Goals of Good Health and Wellbeing and Gender Equality.
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Formerly Galvanize Ventures, Upslope Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in startups across the country.  We believe diverse teams are the key to successful businesses and are proud to invest in founders from unique backgrounds looking for creative solutions to market challenges, 19% of our founders are women.  Our investments are geographically varied, hailing from Austin, Boulder, Boston, Denver, Los Angels, New York, Ontario, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle.  As entrepreneurs and operators ourselves, we provide more than capital and introductions; we aim to empower entrepreneurs with the resources they need to have their best chance at success – even if we don’t invest.  Adhering in our own beliefs, our team is based in the middle of the country, in Denver, Colorado, and is led by our female Managing Partner, Kate Beardsley.

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Experior Venture Fund invests in small and medium-sized enterprises with high growth potential. We invest in enterprises, offering them growth and expansion capital. Besides capital, we also offer strategic and operational support (to owners and executive teams) in order to maximize a business’s value.

The Experior team has many years of experience in investments, corporate governance, seeking funds, strategic management and new business development.

 

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Demeter is a major player in venture capital and private equity focused on the ecological and energy transition. With $1 billion under management, Demeter invests from 1 M€ to 30 M€ to support companies at all stages of their development: innovative startups, high growth SMEs and infrastructure projects. Demeter supports the champions of ecological growth in the following sectors :

  • Energy (Renewable energy, Energy storage/Smart grid, Energy efficiency, Sustainable/Smart buildings) ;
  • Resource management (Recycling, Water & Wastewater, Air quality/Pollution control, Advanced materials, Digital solutions) ;
  • Ag-tech (Bio-inputs, Agricultural robotics, Biofuels, Green chemistry) ;
  • Mobility (Electric vehicles, EV charging stations, Smart logistics, Public transportation, Digital solutions).

Demeter is a responsible and committed investor and therefore signed many initiatives such as PRI (Principle for Responsible Investment), CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), iC20, The Shift Project, the World alliance for efficient solutions.

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At South Central Ventures we look for inspiring, enthusiastic tech entrepreneurs and excellent teams. We partner with the most ambitious, fresh-thinking, brave and relentless ones, working on ideas shaping our future and changing the world we live in for the better.

We are strong believers in diversity – be it ethnical, gender or any other kind… A number of studies indicate diversity improves performance of teams and is also reflected in the bottom line, so we want to make sure to fully use its potential – in our team and in our portfolio. We are focused on early stage companies originating from the SE Europe, but with global client base and international teams. While our portfolio companies are still predominantly managed by men, we proud ourselves to have supported a few female founded and lead companies. We are joining the Billion Dollar Fund for Women to give equal opportunity to them, but also encourage all brilliant women founders to use the opportunities that are out there.

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Educate Global makes private equity investments in businesses improving the education enabling environment for children, initially within the East African region. Educate Global is committed to investing in high growth and purpose-led businesses in some of the world’s fastest growing regions.

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Born global. We seek revolutionary technology built by cognitively diverse teams. We apply our deep knowledge and operational mastery to forge risk into return. We nurture in Canada and scale beyond.

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Founded by entrepreneur turned VC, Carman Chan (Women to Watch in Asian Tech by Nikkei Asian Review). Click Ventures is a seed to series A Venture Capital fund based in Hong Kong and US, investing in technology startups in Asia and north America. We have invested in 50+, mostly seed stage companies. We focus on mobile, internet companies that can acquire scalable assets and create network effect. Furthermore, we act as a strategic investor, supporting our portfolio companies through our global network and AI Lab. Click Ventures’s two seed funds have recently been named top performing funds (Vintage 2003-2015 Funds) globally by Preqin.

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MEDTEQ’s mission is, through collaborative, industry led projects, to accelerate innovation and position, on a global scale, products and services developed by the Canadian medical technologies industry, thereby generating major economic impacts while improving healthcare systems for the ultimate benefit of patients in Canada and around the world.