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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.

Cowboy Ventures

Co-founded by Aileen Lee, and helps seed-stage tech startups focused on “Life 2.0” products that help users enhance their work and personal lives.

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.

Aspect Ventures

Founded by Jennifer Scott Fonstad and Theresia Gouw. The company says it is mostly focused on “security, health, and millennial services” and closed its first $150 million fund in May of 2015.

MergeLane

12-week accelerator program for female founders, located in Boulder, Colorado. Started by Sue Heilbronner and Elizabeth Krau.

Women’s Venture Capital Fund

Capitalizes on the expanding pipeline of women entrepreneurs leading gender diverse teams and creating capital efficient, high growth companies in digital media and sustainable products and services.

WBENC

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, certifies businesses that are owned, controlled, and operated by women in the U.S.

The Refinery

An accelerator based in Westport, Connecticut that helps transform women-led startups into scalable businesses.

Plum Alley Investments

Plum Alley Investments is a membership-based investment firm that supports women entrepreneurs in technology and gender-balanced teams building innovative and purpose-driven companies. Started by Deborah Jackson and Andrea Turner Moffitt.

Pipeline Fellowship

With a focus on social entrepreneurship, this angel investing bootcamp trains women to be angel investors. Founded by Natalia Oberti Noguera.

Hautepreneurs

A networking group for women entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and innovators. Started by Lisa Abeyta, the founder of civic tech startup AppCityLife.

Golden Seeds

With an angel network and a venture capital side, this organization supports female investors and is one of the largest and most well-known female angel networks in the country. Has offices in New York, Boston, Silicon Valley, Southern California and Texas.

Female Investors Opportunities List

Google group of over 100 female investors, organized by Sarah Kunst. Email kunstsar@gmail with any opportunities and she will share them with the group.

Broadway Angels

An angel investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives “who all happen to be women.” While they mostly invest in information technology, they are open to other areas of investment, as well.

SkillCrush

Skillcrush is an interactive, online learning community that teaches digital skills like programming, website development and more. Great for job changers.

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