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Greycroft Partners

Invests in early-stage Internet and technology companies; 9 percent—portion of portfolio made up of female-founded startups.

ff Venture Capital

Focuses on the technology sector; 17 percent—portion of portfolio made up of female-founded startups.

BoxGroup

Early stage investment fund that focuses on disruptive technology in business; 19 percent—portion of portfolio made up of female-founded startups.

Lerer Ventures

Invests in early-stage technology companies; 5 percent—portion of portfolio made up of female-founded startups.

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Invests in a wide variety of sectors; 61 percent—portion of portfolio made up of female-founded startups.

Charles River Ventures

One of the nation’s oldest early-stage VC firms and focuses on consumer and enterprise technologies. Annie Kadavy is a venture capitalist there.

SoftTech VC

One of the most active firms in the Bay Area and invests in startups that specialize in e-commerce, mobile services, and SaaS (software as a service). Stephanie Palmeri is a principal at the firm.

Forerunner Ventures

Defines itself as a “female VC firm” that focuses on early-stage investments in “innovative, vertically integrated brands that might be launching online or on mobile, and marketplaces that are offering buyers and sellers a new way to transact.” Kirsten Green is the founder.

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