Closing the funding gap
Women create around one third of all companies in Europe and the US, yet they face major challenges when building businesses, especially
when raising capital.
Female co-founded startups
$1B $1B $1B $2B $3B $4B $4B $5B $5B $6B $8B $4.2B
$3B $4B $5B $7B $10B $9B $13B $16B $18B $23B $42B $30B
Female-only founded startups
2011 2012 2013 2014
2015 2016 2017 2018
2019 2020 2021 2022
Based on Crunchbase, Pitchbook & Dealroom aggregated data 2015-December 2022, excluding angel and private equity deals.
Top VC investors who have most actively funded companies with at least one woman founder.
total # deals
Based on cumulative aggregated data based on Female Foundry research up to Q3 2022, public reports, and direct investor data submissions.
Any inclusion of the names on this list does not imply or constitute any approval, endorsement, or sponsorship of Female Foundry.
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