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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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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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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.