Women 2.0 profiles women (from angel investors to venture capitalists) who invest in women.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
The numbers are bleak – 11% of investment partners at venture capital firms are women and 15% of angel investors are women. And according to this handy infographic on investing in women, women investors are far more apt to be directly connected to and able to attract female-led ventures. Women invest in women where there are women to be found.
A solution to the low rate of women entrepreneurs receiving investment to go big with their ventures would be to increase the pipeline of women angel investors and venture capitalists.
Female-Focused Accelerator “Women Innovate Mobile” Announces First Participants: Appguppy, Loudly, Twain, Whadyathink
By Sarah Perez (Writer, TechCrunch)
Women Innovate Mobile (WIM), the new accelerator aimed to help promote companies started by female entrepreneurs, is ready to debut its first class. Like other incubators, WIM provides mentoring, support, free office space, and seed funding. Participants in the program receive $18,000 to help get their companies get off the ground.
Except unlike the majority of other programs, WIM requires not only that the companies focus on mobile, but also that one of the co-founders must be a woman.