How Women Invest Press
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Women’s healthcare is an emerging market for investors to engage in, and is full of disruption and innovation opportunities.
Julie Castro-Abrams writes about the investment opportunity for women in the clean-tech industry and how these companies are built for the future.
Our research report "How Women (And Men) Invest In Startups" was featured in Forbes to support the investment opportunities in the women's health and wellness space.
Our CEO, Julie Castro Abrams, was featured in this Business Insider article covering why trust in women leaders across the globe is being lost based on a recent study.
Julie Castro Abrams was featured in this article addressing the recent data released by The Reykjavik Index for Leadership stating that trust in women leaders has fallen markedly throughout the past year.
Real Assets Adviser
In a recent interview, Julie Castro Abrams addresses the significant gender gap in the venture landscape and where there is an opportunity for things to improve.
Our recent research report "How Women (and Men) Invest in Startups" was featured in BizWomen to support the resilience and success of female founders.
In a recent interview with Forbes, our CEO, Julie Castro Abrams provides insight into our recent research report and why women investing in startups can be a powerful way to grow their economic power and close the gender wealth gap.
Read about why our CEO, Julie Castro Abrams, believes holding VC firms accountable when it comes to gender and racial diversity is essential, and the questions you as a woman should ask before investing.
How Women Invest: Research Report
How Women Invest and How Women Lead are proud to announce the release of a new research report titled How Women (and Men) Invest in Startups. This report, funded by Wells Fargo and produced by Ventureneer and CoreWoman, identifies a roadmap to unlock women’s wealth by motivating more women to invest in startups.
Our CEO Julie Castro Abrams writes about how the next logical step for executive women with the experience and resources is investing in venture to make an everlasting impact on the industry.
Sylvatex Press Release
How Women Invest portfolio company Sylvatex (SVX) announced a new production method that delivers premium EV-grade cathode active material (CAM) – the most expensive component and production bottleneck in lithium-ion battery production - at dramatically lower costs. The CAM market is expected to grow to $180b by 2032.
Hello Alice News
In celebration of Hello Alice hitting 1 million small businesses, they launched their Hello Alice Small Business Mastercard. Founders, Carolyn Rodz and Elizabeth Gore have learned from these million entrepreneurs that access to capital is the number one barrier facing the New Majority.
Our CEO Julie Castro Abrams writes about the importance of VCs investing in female founded companies for 4 reasons: female founders make more money, female LPs influence more diverse and more profitable investments, female-founded companies are good for the economy, and women-owned businesses are finding the white space.
ServiceNow Press Release
ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Hitch Works, a skills mapping and intelligence company. Hitch will add a new layer of AI-powered skills insights to the industry-leading Now Platform to help customers address talent gaps by...
Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced it has acquired Long Game, the award-winning gamified finance mobile app that is changing the way people save, learn and engage with their finances. Long Game transforms how users engage with their bank by...
RevWork Inc, creator of the pioneering enterprise Learning Retention SaaS solution rooted in the science of behavior change, today announced that How Women Invest II, LP has kicked off its $1M pre-seed round with a $250,000 investment. Nicole White, SVP & Founding Principal of Newfront has...
BabyQuip, the #1 baby gear rental marketplace delivering clean, insured, and quality equipment to families on-the-go in over 900 locations in the U.S., Canada, and beyond, today announced it has closed $3.4 million in new funding. This latest seed round...
This business startup didn’t take formation on the back of a napkin, it happened in the Picco Restaurant parking lot in Larkspur, Calif., in the bucket seats of Erika Cramer’s 2015 Audi A3 blue convertible. Cramer had just had dinner with Julie Castro Abrams...
Wells Fargo & Co. recently donated $1.5 million to How Women Lead to support the organization’s efforts to funnel more venture capital into women-led companies. The bank said its donation is intended to help seed a $1 billion venture fund to back tech...
Hello Alice, a Houston-based platform for supporting small businesses, raised $21 million in Series B funding to expand capital, networks, and business service resources. QED Investors led the round with participation from...
It can be difficult to run a successful startup - the ups and downs aren’t for everyone and it...
More enterprise clients see the need to focus on their existing talent to boost productivity and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Hitch's AI-powered platform uses analytics to identify internal skills supply and demand, improving productivity while supporting employee retention metrics and realizing cost savings.
How Women Invest LLC (HWI) today announced Fund I, a $10M venture fund subscribed predominantly by female investors, over half women of color, who aim to disrupt the antiquated, unequal landscape of the venture capital system that typically excludes women startup founders.
The new fund provides capital, mentoring and a network of influential women leaders to support female startup founders, especially women of color. The first close of $5M was achieved..
We built How Women Invest to shift the venture capital landscape by supporting women-led companies, with a particular focus on women of color. We expect that by the end of 2020 we will have educated a community of 1,000 first-time female investors and will have created an infrastructure to enable women to support and fund women of all backgrounds
This summer, in addition to the significant challenges presented by COVID-19, we’ve been focusing on addressing the challenge of racial injustice. What if one of the ways to achieve justice and parity for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color in leadership is to fund female and BIPOC founders?
It started out as just another pandemic Wednesday. But that didn’t last long. I jumped on a call with a young female founder of color who was just getting her startup company off the ground. Right now it’s a side hustle. She’s passionate and driven to succeed but running into obstacles. Specifically, she’s having a hard time getting funding and she could use a sounding board for some key strategic business decisions.
The new fund provides capital, mentoring, and a network of influential female leaders to support female startup founders, especially women of color. The first close of $5 million happened in just four months, and the partners credit the fund’s creation to their network of professional, collaborative, and community-driven female leaders, who represent board directors and senior executives.
Female-led startups continue to have a tough time securing funding amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Erika Cramer, co-general partner of How Women Invest Fund, which supports capital raising for women leaders, discusses the space on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ninety percent of the investors (LPs) in the fund are women, with over half being women of color–including Latinx, African American and Asian. This powerful network of entrepreneurs, board directors, and C-suite executives have already brought 60 deals to the table. The target raise for the fund is $10 million, with up to 249 limited partners based on fund rules in the Jobs Act.