How This Female Founder Raised $1.7M From SequoiaSelene Cruz is the first Latina founder to raise pre-seed funding from Sequoia for her new company Re:store, the Shopify for physical space. She is also one of the first startup founders to secure funding through Female Founder Office Hours, a mentorship program led by women venture capitalists.
The Secret Lives Of Entrepreneurs RevealedThis month NPR’s How I Built This released a study titled “The Secret Lives of Entrepreneurs.” The researchers interviewed 600+ U.S.-based entrepreneurs to understand how entrepreneurship impacts their lives and found that entrepreneurs lead a life of trade-offs.
Female Founder Office Hours Is Changing The Venture EcosystemIt is a new age in the venture capital ecosystem. A group of women VC partners launches Female Founder Office Hours to connect the female founder and VC communities with the goal of kickstarting a virtuous cycle of women helping women and to increase the number of successful women-led companies.
Top 5 Communities For Female Tech FoundersToday our online lives offer the potential for greater connection by extending our capacity to build and maintain relationships. Created for women by women, the founders of these top 5 communities maintain positive engaging virtual spaces and are invested in helping female tech founders succeed.
The Power Of Purpose-DrivenPurpose-driven companies attract the best minds, have the most passionate customers, achieve wild success and change the world. When purpose and passion are combined, the impact is powerful not only for individuals, but also on the public they serve to help create a brighter future for everyone.
Female Founder Launches AI Security System That Helps Prevent School ShootingsThis week Athena Security announces the successful launch and implementation of the world’s first AI security camera system capable of instantly and accurately recognizing an active shooter before they shoot, alerting law enforcement and verbally alerting the assailant that Police are en route.
The Art Of Persuasion: Effective Communication Strategies For FoundersAs founders, we tell stories to make our ideas come to life. We tell stories to pitch ideas, get buy-in from stakeholders, and convince people to join our companies. Effective communication and persuasion is essential in moving people to action and critical for any founder’s success.
5 Podcasts To Break Into Tech And ProductIncreasingly, podcasts have become an unparalleled source of actionable advice and education for those looking to break into product in the tech industry. Listen to these new up-and-coming podcasts to learn how to break into product and build impactful products at scale.
HeForShe's Emerging Solutions For Gender EqualitySkylines in major cities dimmed this week to promote gender equality. The demonstration kicks off a #MorePowerfulTogether campaign, sparking a global dialogue about equality in conjunction with the release of HeForShe’s Emerging Solutions for Gender Equality Report to the UN General Assembly.
New Law Mandates Women Board Members (Men Don't Like It)After a new California law passed this month requiring all public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019, theBoardlist and Qualtrics surveyed 285 business leaders and board members asking them to weigh in on their sentiments about board quotas.
Ritual Is Reinventing Vitamins For WomenFemale founded Ritual––the LA-based, women’s once-daily vitamin company––launches Essential Prenatal, a completely reimagined prenatal vitamin that encases the 12 most critical, health-vital nutrients for mom and baby this month. Ritual is empowering women to become educated about prenatal health.