A seasoned investor, and a founder himself, explains why it makes financial sense to back female-led startups.
Tag Archive: Angel Investment
Angel investors aren’t mythical creatures: they’re people! Learn more about who they are, what they need and what they’re looking for.
One founder describes the route that led her to angel investing and the differences she hopes to make.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an angel investor? In our ongoing series with Pipeline Fellowship, we get to know some of the graduates of their angel investing bootcamp for women.
Meet Pipeline Fellowship alumna Fradel Barber.
By Sharon Vosmek (CEO, Astia)
Entrepreneurs –- we want to remind you that Astia’s application deadline of August 15 is quickly approaching! We know the life of an entrepreneur means that you are always busy and searching for those spare minutes but now is a great time to apply to Astia! Applying by August 15 provides an opportunity to participate in our not to be missed Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Program*, October 10-15, 2011.
Apply now to benefit from the programming, advisory services, investor connections and peer-to-peer network designed by Astia to accelerate growth.
By Marya Stark (Co-Founder & Board Chair, Emerge America)
Women entrepreneurs get approximately 15% of angel investments and also represent 15% of angels. Likewise, women entrepeneurs receive 6-10% of venture investments and represent 7% of venture capital investors. Guess what? We need more women investors.
Last fall, I decided to explore angel investing because I love ideas that are scalable and I wanted to invest in early stage companies. I told a few people and was surprised at how quickly the introductions to entrepreneurs started flowing in. This is one of the advantages of living in the San Francisco area, which has an incredibly energetic and welcoming angel ecosystem. Just do it.
By Natalia Oberti Noguera (Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fund)
The 2011 PFF Summit is an opportunity for women social entrepreneurs to pitch their for-profit triple bottom line startups for a US$50K investment.
Woman-led, for-profit social ventures are invited to apply to pitch at the 2011 PFF Pitch Summit in New York on Friday, June 17, 2011. This is the first step in a selection process, at the end of which the 2011 Pipeline Fund Fellows will invest US$50K into a woman-led for-profit social venture.
The Pipeline Fund Fellowship (PFF) trains women philanthropists to become angel investors in women-led for-profit social ventures. PFF aims to diversify the investor pool and connect women social entrepreneurs with investors who get them.
About the guest blogger: Natalia Oberti Noguera is Founder & CEO of Pipeline Fund. Pipeline Fund Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors in women-led for-profit social ventures, diversifying the investor pool and connecting women social entrepreneurs with investors. Natalia holds a BA in Economics and Comparative Literature from Yale and an MSc in International Health Care Management from Bocconi University. Follow her on Twitter at @nakisnakis and the Pipeline Fund at @pipelinefund.