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The Future of Venture

We envision a future where women-led companies have access to capital, mentorship and a deep network of industry experts required to successfully catapult their businesses. 

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OUR MOVEMENT

What, Why, & How!

How Women Invest is disrupting the venture capital industry to create a more equitable playing field for women by:

Investing exclusively in women-led companies.

Creating an onramp for other women investors

Leveraging top operators in the industry to help women-led companies scale

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Women, especially women of color, are underrepresented in business and in all parts of the venture capital system - as investors, on boards, general partners, founders, and CEOs. We're changing that.

Entrepreneurs

Only 2.4% of US venture funds invested in solely female-founded & led teams
 

Persistent Bias and abuse
in venture investing process

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Venture Capital

Leadership

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Corporate Leadership

Only 7% of F500 Companies
are run by Women


60% of startups have 
NO Women on Boards

 

Only 5% of GPs are Women
16% are Investment partners

 

90% of Women-led venture

funds are less than $10M 

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The current venture landscape is looking over the gold mine

of incredible and worthy women founders and that's where we come in.

Unlike the majority of the participants in venture and investing, we see

the potential in women founders, and we get them. 

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Get an Investment

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Learn How to Invest

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Join Our Movement

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When women make investment decisions, 40% of their investments are to women. 

Women founders make more for their investors, black women return the most.

Women founders hire 6 x more women with equal pay.

We can harness and change the paradigm for good!

 

  • By 2025, Women will inherit $28 Trillion 

  • By 2030, Women will control 66% of US Wealth
     

If just 30% of accredited women invested only $50k each, we could:
 

  • Drive ~$50 Billion to female founders, funded by women-led venture funds

  • Return $4.4 trillion to women LPs

  • Create millions of jobs 

  • Fuel economic growth and disrupt inequity

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Heather Jerrehian

"Starting How Women Invest with Julie, Erika, and a group of like-minded women has been the greatest joy of my career – I am personally dedicated to changing the 2% of venture investments going to female founders and so grateful that I’ve been able to make an impact through our fund – and we are just getting started!"

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Nicole White

First experience as a Founding LP in HWI Fund I and the opportunity to impact in a compelling way in moving women forward economically and as business owners to IPO and beyond.

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Avanthi Shah

I am grateful for the opportunity to join this Fund and work with many talented and compassionate women investors and leaders who are determined to empower women founders and make an impact in the world.

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Vanessa Small

The stats for investment in women founders, especially women of color are abysmal. I want to be a part of the change that I want to see in VC.