60+ Top VC Funds Investing in Female Founders – The Definitive List for 2022

Are you looking for venture capital funds that are investing in women?

We’ve got the perfect list for you! Check out this list of the top VC funds investing in female founders—many of whom are led by women investors.

All the funds in this list have an explicitly stated mandate to invest in women or startups serving women consumers and are actively making pre-seed to Series A investments and beyond.

The goal of this list is to provide you with the most up-to-date list of women-focused VC funds and to give you the information that you need to identify those funds that will be a good fit for your startup. (Check out the “Quick Tips for Getting the Most Out of This List” section after the list, at the bottom of this page for more tips on making your fundraising more successful.)

Also, check out Beta Boom’s lists of top Black-led VC funds and top Latinx-led VC funds.

Additions or Corrections?

If you see a mistake or would like to recommend a fund that we missed, please email the author directly at sergio [at] betaboom.com. And sorry in advance if we missed your fund on our first go-round! I’m sure this is just the beginning.

Now onto our list of the top female-focused venture capital funds.


The 22 Fund

The 22 Fund invests in tech-based manufacturing companies to increase their international sales (exports), creating clean, quality jobs of the future in the U.S. The fund intentionally includes women and BIPOC led firms to deliver both high ROI and social/economic impact.

Top Verticals: Hardware, Manufacturing

Stage: Cashflow positive

Website: https://the22fund.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/the-22-fund

Amplifica Ventures

Amplifica is the first female-focused VC fund in Mexico. We make investments that generate excellent returns for our investors and have a positive impact on the lives of women by increasing their opportunities and participation in the economy.

Top Verticals: FinTech, EdTech, BioTech

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: www.amplifica.capital

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/amplifica-capital

Amplifyher Ventures

Amplifyher Ventures is an evergreen venture capital fund based in New York City that invests in early-stage businesses built by outstanding women.

Top Verticals: Health Care, E-commerce, Fashion, Internet

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B

Website: http://www.amplifyherventures.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/amplifyher-ventures

The Artemis Fund

The Artemis Fund leads seed rounds for female tech founders modernizing and diversifying wealth.

Top Verticals: Fintech, E-comm tech, and Caretech

Stage: Seed

Website: https://www.theartemisfund.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/the-artemis-fund

Astia

Astia is an angel group (Astia Angels) and venture fund (Astia Fund) that invests in women-owned companies operating in cleantech, SaaS, life sciences, and IoT sectors. It transforms the way businesses are funded in the here and now, providing capital, connections, and guidance that fuel the growth of highly innovative, women-led ventures around the globe.

Top Verticals: Food and Beverage, E-commerce, Developer Tools, Agriculture, FinServe

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: http://astia.org

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/astia-organization

Authentic Ventures

Authentic Ventures (AV) is a seed and early stage Venture Capital Firm that believes that a strong, inclusive network of founders, operators and investors can accomplish great things. They have a particular interest in women and minority founders that are solving hard problems. They use their diverse network of talent to help their companies and each other succeed.

Top Verticals: SaaS, Education, FinServe

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A+

Website: http://www.authentic-ventures.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/authentic-ventures-2

Avestria Ventures

Seeding Women’s Health & Life Science Ventures.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Biotech, Medical Devices

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: https://www.avestria.vc/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/avestria-ventures

Backstage Capital

Backstage Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in new companies led by underrepresented founders. 

Top Verticals: Health Care, e-Commerce, Software

Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Website: https://backstagecapital.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/backstage-capital

Beta Boom

Beta Boom invests in pre-seed software startups building the future for women and multiracial consumers with a particular emphasis on FinTech, Digital Health, EdTech and Consumer Internet. Unlike traditional funds that mostly invest in Ivy League grads in Silicon Valley, Beta Boom focuses on exceptional founders from truly diverse backgrounds and based in rising tech hubs across the U.S.

Top Verticals: Software, E-commerce, EdTech, Health Care

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://betaboom.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/beta-boom

BBG Ventures

BBG Ventures is an early-stage fund backing big ideas that will reshape the way we live. We focus on female founders who intuitively understand the dominant consumer, enabling them to transform the collective or individual lived experience of the 99%.

Top Verticals: E-commerce, Health Care, Fashion, Software

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: http://www.bbgventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bbg-ventures

Brava Investments

BRAVA invests in high-growth, scalable businesses that positively impact the financial health of women. Their investment approach is focused, differentiated and scalable. BRAVA seeks compelling investments that achieve broad-based economic impact for women leveraging a platform of domain experts, thought leaders & gender equality advocates via a flexible, long-term & permanently capitalized holding company structure.

Top Verticals: SaaS, Machine Learning, Human Resources, AI

Stage: Seed

Website: http://bravainvestments.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/brava-invest

Bumble Fund

Aiming to build a bigger table in the world of venture capital, investing early-stage and focusing primarily on businesses founded and led by women of color and those from underrepresented groups.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Social Media, Beauty

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://thebeehive.bumble.com/bumble-fund

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bumble-fund

Capita3

Capita3 is an early stage venture capital fund investing in women startup founders and the companies they’re building.

Top Verticals: Health Care, EdTech

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.capita3.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/capita3

Chingona Venture

Chingona Ventures focuses on industries that are massively changing and founders, primarily women, whose backgrounds uniquely position them to create businesses in growth markets that are often overlooked. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Top Verticals: FinTech, FemTech, FoodTech, Health/Wellness, Future of Learning

Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Website: https://chingona.ventures/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/chingona-ventures

Chloe Capital

Chloe Capital is an early stage venture capital firm focused on decreasing the gender gap by investing in women-led tech companies and creating educational programs for next gen investors.

Top Verticals: Software, E-commerce, Health Care, Machine Learning

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://chloecapital.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/chloe-capital

Coyote Ventures

Coyote Ventures is a venture capital company that invests in early-stage companies focused on women’s health and wellness.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Wellness

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://www.coyote.ventures/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/coyote-ventures

The Discovery Fund

The Discovery Fund invests in pre-seed/seed stage fintech companies led by underrepresented founders including women, people of color and LGBTQ entrepreneurs.

Top Verticals: Fintech

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://www.cmfgventures.com/discovery-fund

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cmfg-ventures-discovery-fund

E2JDJ

E²JDJ is an early-stage venture firm, with a focus on women-led founders, investing globally in food and agriculture technology and science.

Top Verticals: FoodTech, AgTech, Synthetic Biology

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: www.e2jdj.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/e%C2%B2jdj

Elevate Capital

Elevate Capital is a seed and early-stage investment firm investing in underrepresented founders and women across the U.S.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Software, SaaS, Lifestyle

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: https://elevate.vc/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/elevate-capital

Fearless Fund

Fearless Fund invests in women of color-led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level or series A financing. Our mission is to bridge the gap in venture capital funding for women of color founders building scalable, growth aggressive companies. Fearless Fund is built by women of color for women of color.

Top Verticals: e-Commerce/Retail, FinTech

Stage: Pre-seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.fearless.fund/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/fearless-fund

Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund is an early-stage fund investing in technology companies founded by women.

Top Verticals: E-Commerce, Health Care, Wellness, Fashion

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: https://femalefoundersfund.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/female-founders-fund

GingerBread Capital

GingerBread Capital invests in the next generation of women founders and entrepreneurs leading high-growth businesses It helps women-led businesses gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to build and scale successful enterprises, and it encourages other women to do the same.

Top Verticals: Software, Education, Health Care, IT

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: https://gingerbreadcap.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/gingerbread-capital-2

Golden Seeds Venture Fund

Golden Seeds Venture Fund invests in female founders who are experts in their domain.

Top Verticals: E-Commerce, Fitness, Healthcare

Stage: Seed

Website: https://www.goldenseedsvc.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/golden-seeds-venture-fund

Graham & Walker Venture Fund

If you’re an early-stage woman-founded tech company bettering how we live, how we work, and how we coexist with our planet, you belong in our mission.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Consumer Products, Marketplaces

Stage: Pre-Seed

Website: https://grahamwalker.com/fund/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/graham-walker-9514

Halogen Ventures

Halogen Ventures focuses on investing in early-stage consumer technology startups with a female in the founding team. Halogen Ventures invests in pre-seed, seed and series A companies creating groundbreaking technologies and products in the consumer space.

Top Verticals: Internet, Fashion, Education

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: http://halogenvc.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/halogen-ventures

Harlem Capital

Harlem Capital is an early-stage venture firm that invests in seed-stage tech-enabled startups, focused on minority, and women founders.

Top Verticals: Software, e-Commerce, FinTech, Health Care

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: https://harlem.capital/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/harlem-capital-partners

HearstLab

HearstLab provides cash investment and services to early-stage, women-led startups innovating across enterprise technology, data analytics, health, fintech, transportation and media. Portfolio companies also benefit from the strategic guidance and resource support of HearstLab Scouts, women leaders across Hearst who share their networks and expertise.

Top Verticals: Software, Health Care, AI, E-commerce

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B

Website: http://hearstlab.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hearstlab-36b3

The Helm

The Helm is an early-stage venture firm investing in game-changing companies founded by women through our fund and investor membership.

Top Verticals: Climate tech, women’s health, and fintech/web3

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://thehelm.co/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/the-helm

How Women Invest

How Women Invest is a venture capital firm that leverages its professional network of 14,000 women to identify high-potential female founders and provide the starter-fuel and mentorship to propel these fearless founders to victory. 

Top Verticals: Healthcare, Analytics, Communities

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: https://www.howwomeninvest.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/how-women-invest

January Ventures

January Ventures invests early and opens doors for the visionary founders of the future. January is mobilizing the next-gen venture network to support these founders as they build the companies that will define our future.

Top Verticals: B2B software – particularly fintech, digital health, future of work/productivity

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.january.ventures/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jane-vc

The JumpFund

Seed and grow strong, female-led ventures in the Southeast U.S.

Top Verticals: Education, Food and Beverage, Biotech, Marketplaces

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://www.thejumpfund.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/the-jumpfund

LDR Ventures

LDR is a VC firm based in Los Angeles investing In Female & Minority Founders, Consumer Product, Food, E-Comm, Marketplaces & Legal Tech.

Top Verticals: Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, Marketplaces, Legal Tech

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://ldrventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ldr-ventures

LunaCap Ventures

LunaCap Ventures provides venture debt financing to early-stage companies with Military, Women and Minority (MWM) founders and leadership.

Top Verticals: Fashion, E-commerce, Brewing, Elder Care

Stage: Debt Financing

Website: http://www.lunacapventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/lunacap-ventures

Mendoza Ventures

Mendoza Ventures is an early and growth stage Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity venture fund that provides an actively managed approach to VC. We invest in areas where we have deep domain expertise, companies with early revenue, a clear value proposition, and using a proven due diligence model. We focus on diversity as playing an important role in our investment decisions, as roughly 75% of our portfolio consists of start-ups led by immigrants, people of color, and women.

Top Verticals: AI, Fintech, Cybersecurity

Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Website: http://mendoza-ventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mendoza-ventures

MergeLane

MergeLane invests in high-potential startups and venture capital funds with at least one female leader.

Top Verticals: E-Commerce, Education, Health Care, Communities

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: https://www.mergelane.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mergelane

Merian Ventures

Merian Ventures makes Seed, Seed+ and Series A investments in women-founded, co-founded and co-owned US and UK-based companies in blockchain, cyber, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and consumer-facing technologies. Our investment thesis is that an unintentional familiarity bias in the venture capital industry creates opportunities for investors willing to back female founders.

Top Verticals: Software, Machine Learning, AI, Education

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A+

Website: https://www.merianventures.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/merian-ventures

New Voices Fund

New Voices Fund is a fund created to empower women of color entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. 

Top Verticals: AI, Health Care, Software

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: https://newvoicesfoundation.org/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/new-voices-fund

Off the Grid Ventures

Off The Grid Ventures focuses on women and foreign/immigrant founders in B2B Tech and Fintech.

Top Verticals: FinServe, FinTech, Machine Learning

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: http://www.otgventures.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/off-the-grid-ventures

Plum Alley

Plum Alley Investments is a venture firm investing in early-stage technology and healthcare companies with at least one woman founder.  

Top Verticals: Health Care, Biotech, AI/ML, Education

Stage: Series A+

Website: https://plumalley.co/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/plum-alley-co

Portfolia

Portfolia investment funds are designed for women while backing innovative companies for returns and impact.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Medical Device, Software, Biotechnology

Stage: Seed, Seed A

Website: https://www.portfolia.co/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/portfolia

The Perkins Fund

The Perkins fund focuses on high technology companies that fill an unmet market need that can only be solved through a combination of technology, marketing savvy and hard work. Over 50% of the Perkins Fund founders are women.

Top Verticals: Software, E-commerce, Fashion, Health Care

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: http://www.theperkinsfund.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/the-perkins-fund

Red Bike Capital

Red Bike Capital invests in early stage startups that will shape culture and transform the economy. Investing in US-based FinTech, Ecommerce Infrastructure and Marketplaces, and the Future of Consumer.

Top Verticals: FinTech, E-Commerce, Marketplaces

Stage: Seed

Website: https://redbikecapital.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/red-bike-capital

REFASHIOND Ventures

REFASHIOND Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies refashioning global supply chains.

Top Verticals: Logistics, Supply Chain

Stage: Seed

Website: https://www.refashiond.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/refashiond

Reign Ventures

Reign Ventures is an early-stage fund investing in exceptional founders building extraordinary companies.

Top Verticals: e-Commerce, AI/ML, FinTech

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.reignvc.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/reign-ventures

Renew Ventures

Renew Ventures invests in Impact founders leveraging technology at scale to address some of society’s biggest challenges, impact and growth. They invest in women and historically excluded founders enacting their unique insights to build scalable tech-enabled businesses

Top Verticals: FinTech, AgTech, PropTech, HealthTech

Stage: Unknown

Website: https://www.renewvc.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/renew-venture-capital

Rethink Impact

Rethink Impact is the largest, US-based impact venture capital firm with a gender lens that invests in female leaders using technology to solve the world’s biggest problems. Rethink writes $2M-$10M checks to lead or co-invest in Late Seed–Series C rounds and looks for companies with $500K-$15M in annual recurring revenue that are on a path to grow to $50M-$100M in the next five years.

Top Verticals: Software, Health Care, FinTech, Education

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: https://rethinkimpact.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/rethink-impact

RH Capital

Rhia Ventures invests in reproductive healthcare solutions that empower women.

Top Verticals: Health Care, BioTech, Education

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://rhiaventures.org/thefund

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/rhia-ventures

Roble Ventures

Roble Ventures seeks to enable equitable human progress via an early-stage venture capital and seed fund investing $500k-$3M. More than 60% of Roble Ventures’ investments are in women-led startups.

Top Verticals: EdTech, Healthcare, SaaS, AI/ML

Stage: Seed, Series A

Website: https://robleventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/roble-ventures

Rogue Women’s Fund

Rogue Women’s Fund is a fund investing in early seed stage women-led companies.

Top Verticals: E-Commerce, Health Care, FinTech, BioTech

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://roguewmn.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/rogue-women-s-fund

Sandpiper Ventures

Sandpiper Ventures provides a platform where women investors and founders can radically disrupt the venture capital environment.

Top Verticals: E-Commerce, Health Care, AI/ML

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://sandpiper.vc/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sandpiper-ventures

Serena Ventures

Serena Ventures focuses on early-stage companies and giving them the opportunity to be heard. Serena Ventures extends relationships, encourages collaboration among portfolio companies, and expands partnership opportunities across my vast network. 

Top Verticals: Healthcare, FinTech, e-Commerce

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.serenaventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/serena-ventures

Shepreneur

Supporting and investing in the greatest female talent, today. 

Top Verticals: Unknown

Stage: Unknown

Website: https://shepreneur.ventures/

Crunchbase: Unknown

Sofia Fund

Sofia Fund specializes in investing in women-led, technology-based, and business growth.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Medical, BioTech, Education

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://sofiafund.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sofia-angel-fund-2

SoGal Ventures

As the first female-led millennial venture capital firm, SoGal Ventures believes in the power of diversity, borderless businesses, next generation commerce, and human-centric design. We invest in world-class diverse entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world who are revolutionizing the future of living, working, and staying healthy.

Top Verticals: E-commerce, Wellness, Health Care, Fashion

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A+

Website: http://sogalventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sogal-ventures-2

SteelSky Ventures

SteelSky Ventures is an early-stage fund investing in the future of Women’s Health. The fund is focused on investing in high-growth companies that significantly improve access, care and outcomes in women’s health.

Top Verticals: Health Care, BioTech, Wellness

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: https://steelskyventures.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/steelsky-ventures

Supply Change Capital

Supply Change Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm investing at the intersection of food, culture, and technology.

Top Verticals: Food & Ag Tech, Ingredient Tech, and Consumer Food & Beverage

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://www.supplychangecapital.fund/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/supply-change-capital

True Wealth Ventures

True Wealth Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund investing in women-led companies improving environmental and human health. The firm focuses on large, high-growth, acquisitive markets, where women are the primary customers and where women are especially interested in making a positive impact through environmental and human health, both in the role of the consumer and in the role of the business owner.

Top Verticals: Health Care, Food and Beverage, Wellness

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A+

Website: https://truewealthvc.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/true-wealth-ventures

Vertical404

Vertical404 is an Atlanta-based venture capital firm committed to backing early-stage Black, Latinx and Women founders who are advancing the way we live, work, and play.

Top Verticals: Future of Work, HealthTech, FinTech, Media

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://vertical404.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/vertical404

Victress Capital

Victress Capital is an early-stage consumer venture capital firm that invests in mission-inspired companies with gender-diverse management teams.

Top Verticals: Consumer & Internet, Healthcare, Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Marketplaces

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.victresscapital.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/victress-capital

The W Fund

The W Fund is singularly focused on investing in traditionally underfunded founders – women and other underrepresented innovators.

Top Verticals: Blockchain, Legal Tech, Advertising

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://wrule.vc/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/the-w-fund

WOCstar Fund

WOCstar Fund is an early-stage investment fund focused on women of color tech startups.

Top Verticals: Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods, BioTech, SaaS

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.wocstar.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wocstar-fund

Women’s VC Fund

Women’s Venture Capital Fund invests in early-stage companies which have raised angel capital, developed their core technology and are demonstrating bona fide market traction. The Fund capitalizes on the expanding pipeline of women entrepreneurs leading gender diverse teams and creating capital-efficient, high-growth companies.

Top Verticals: Education, SaaS, IT, E-commerce

Stage: Seed, Series A+

Website: http://www.womensvcfund.com

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/womens-venture-capital-fund

WXR Fund

The WXR Fund invests in two of the greatest opportunities of our time: the next wave of computing + female entrepreneurs.

Top Verticals: VR/AR, Health Care, Gaming

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A

Website: https://www.wxrfund.com/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/women-in-xr

XFactor Ventures

Pre-Seed and Seed stage capital for companies founded by women. We support ambitious founders with the “X Factor” – the insight and drive to build the next billion-dollar company and are one of the most active funds investing in companies founded by women.

Top Verticals: Wellness, Health Care, E-Commerce, Marketplaces

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://www.xfactor.ventures/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/xfactor-ventures

Zane Venture Fund

Zane Venture Fund seeks investments in early-stage companies led by diverse teams building tech-enabled solutions.

Top Verticals: e-Commerce, Consumer, Marketplaces, Beauty

Stage: Pre-Seed, Seed

Website: https://www.zane.vc/

Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/zane-venture-fund


Quick Tips for Getting the Most Out of This List

As a founder, you probably have way too much to do and not nearly enough time to raise capital. That’s why it’s important to work smarter, not harder.

After working with dozens of founders, we have found that the most impactful practice that you can employ to make your raise successful is focusing on those investors that are very strongly aligned with your startup. Don’t waste time reaching out to those funds with whom you have virtually no chance.

For example, if you are building a FinTech startup and are raising a Seed round, there is virtually no chance that you will get investment from an EdTech growth fund that invests in Series A and above. Don’t waste your time with investors that don’t fit what you’re doing and your stage of growth!

To help you efficiently target investors that are right for you, we have included the two main criteria—vertical focus and investment stage—that you can use to build your own target list of investors.

Good luck with your fundraise, and remember to reach out to us at Beta Boom if you’re at the pre-seed stage and building the future for women or multicultural consumers.

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