Raising money ‘like a Girl’ or what every founder (male or female) should know to effectively grow their business
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About The Event
Women set up about 40% of businesses but secure less than 3% of VC capital. If you are a woman entrepreneur you would want to know how to be one of the 3%. If you are a male entrepreneur - why should you care?
Because research shows that assumptions on why this happens are wrong and that these issues have much broader causes and consequences, impacting product design, supply chain, marketing, user experience, buyer decision making. Basically the whole business. A lot of value is lost. Value for founders (regardless of gender), value for customers and value for investors.
So what can we learn from those few women that have successfully secured cash? What have they done right in building their businesses and in managing to attract the right kind of investor? How can we apply those lessons to our own businesses day to day?
This panel seeks to explore these exact issues through the eyes and experiences of:
- one of the leading tech VCs in Europe - Mangrove Capital
- Europe’s first VC focused exclusively on female founders - Voulez Capital
- an organisation that helps thousands of women become investment ready - Global Invest Her, and
- a female founder with an exit to Google under her belt who recently closed her first institutional investor round - Jo Osborne from Sciapps, the company behind the SkinNinja app.