Tag Archive: Women Angel Investors

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Tech Earning $125,000+ A Year Should Consider Investing In At Least One (Female-Founded) Startup

    500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure challenges women to invest in startups – to WIN.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Founding partner at 500 Startups Dave McClure wants every woman in tech to become an angel investor, saying “Stop talking about the problem and become part of the solution.” He challenges women working in the technology sector who either drive a nice car, own a nice house or earn over $125k a year to become an angel investor – and invites you to accept his challenge to make three (3) investments of $5k each in a startup businesses this year.

    We at Women 2.0 hope at least one of those three investments is in a startup with at least one female founder.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Kelly Hoey

    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.

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    by Angie Chang

    105 Women In Venture Capital And Angel Investment

    “I thought a list over 100 was substantial enough to share with the world.”

    By Melissa Pierce (Founder, Chicago Women Developers)

    I know what you’re thinking.

    You are thinking there has been a lot of talk about women in venture capital, or rather, the lack of women in venture capital.

    You can read about it, here, here, here, and here.

    You can read the outrage about how there are only 5 women on Forbes’s Midas 100 List. You can even see tweets by men who are VCs talk about the dearth of women who are VCs.

    What you haven’t been reading are articles about

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    by Angie Chang

    Women’s Capital Connection: Changing The Face Of Angel Investing (Women Angel Investors)

    By Rania Anderson (Co-Founder, Women’s Capital Connection)

    At a time when media coverage and conversations about angel investing revolve around how few women-led businesses have access to capital and on expiring tax credits for angel investors, I am reminded of a question posed by Barbara Stanny in her book, Secrets of Six-Figure Women:

    “What if we turned our attention from what’s wrong with the system and instead analyzed what’s working for those who are succeeding? We would not be ignoring the problems, we would be merely shifting our perspective.”

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    by Angie Chang

    20 Angel Investors-In-Training To Invest In Your Business Soon

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    A new group of angel investors are entering the world of informal investments.

    The Pipeline Fellowship – which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice – has just announced its 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellowship class:

    Fradel Barber
    Fradel is the Visionary Entrepreneur and Director of Expansion World Financial Group. She is a member of the Leadership Network of World Financial Group — a group of hand selected individuals

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    by Angie Chang

    Ezebis Interview With Angel Investor Christina Brodbeck About Investing In Women-Led Companies

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Editor’s note: Christina Brodbeck will a judge on February 14, 2012 at the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference – get your ticket now!

    Ezebis‘s Pemo Theodore interviewed Christina Brodbeck about angel investing and startups. The full interview is on Ezebis but we’ve extracted the parts about angel investing, women-led ventures and how to get into an accelerator program below:

    Ezebis: I know that you’re an investor as well as an entrepreneur. Could you tell me what you’re interested in

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    by Angie Chang

    Defying Stereotypes: 10% Tipping Point for Women Angel Investors

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Center for Venture Research found that women angel investors gain strength in their numbers. They defy the stereotype of women as cautious investors — stereotypes that are prevalent when women consist of less than 10% of an angel group.

    “In the context of this research, this means that when there are few women in an angel group, the stereotype of cautious investing is accentuated. As the number of women increases, there is less of a stereotype

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Female Angels and Investors to Watch

    By Angie Chang and Shaherose Charania (Co-Founders, Women 2.0)

    This week, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. That’s good news because a venture capital team with a woman invests in more female-founded startups than venture capital teams without a woman as partner.

    Here are 5 female angels and investors to watch this year:

    Ann Miura-Ko — “There aren’t as many female entrepreneurs playing the game, so you don’t see them as often. People ask me, Are there really awesome female entrepreneurs out there? Yes we have a ton of them in our portfolio.”1 Follow her on Twitter at @annimaniac.

    Christina Brodbeck — “Wishful thinking and arguing about female founders, entrepreneurs or gender roles is overriding recognition of the powerful role that the female consumer is already playing in technology.”2 Follow her on Twitter at @jellyfishbloom.

    Cindy Padnos — “I strongly recommend entrepreneurs interview, screen and reference their investors in the same way investors are doing with them. Call not just the entrepreneurs whose boards they currently sit on, but those who failed.”3 Follow her on Twitter at @IlluminateVC.

    Jenny Fielding — “Entrepreneur, investor, lawyer, tech geek, yogi, global nomad…”4 Since the sale of her VoIP company, Jenny provides advisory services to early stage emerging growth technology companies, focusing on business development, strategic partnerships and strategy.

    Marya Stark — “These ideas made me think about the wide world of products and services that have not yet been dreamed up because women aren’t around to have their unique ‘a-ha’ moments. Times are a-changing.”5 Follow her on Twitter at @maryastark.

    Female entrepreneur looking for seed funding? Apply to join us at April 2011’s Women 2.0 Angel Investor & Entrepreneur Roundtable – deadline to apply is Sunday, April 3.