Female Funders Blog Posts

Interview: Marianne Hudson
Meet Marianne In this edition of Lived It, we sit down Marianne Hudson, Executive Director of the Angel Capital Association, a North American-wide professional as...
Entrepreneur turned investor: An interview with Erin...
Erin Bury never expected to become an investor but now she's ready to make her mark on early stage startups. When evaluating companies, Erin has learned to disca...
Women in Venture Report from Female Funders & Hockey...
Female Funders releases “Women in Venture,” Canada’s most comprehensive report on women in VC and angel investing Female Funders also announces inaugural cohort o...
Introducing Angel Academy
An investor accelerator program to launch the next generation of women angels Since day one, Female Funders has been committed to empowering women to become the a...
Join us at BC Tech Summit
BC Tech Summit | May 14 –16 | Vancouver, BC BC Tech Summit brings together an unparalleled mix of innovators, industry and government to power cross-industry grow...
Interview: Elizabeth Yin
Elizabeth is a partner and co-founder at Hustle Fund, where she invests in early stage-startups and coaches portfolio companies. Previously she was a partner at 5...
Interview: Carol Newell
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with longtime investor and champion of sustainable businesses, Carol Newell. Heiress to the Newell-Rubbermaid fortu...
Interview: Brenda Irwin
Intro Brenda Irwin is a managing partner at Relentless Pursuit Partners, a venture team that invests in preventative healthcare and technology companies that impa...
Interview: Eva Lau
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Eva Lau, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Two Small Fish Ventures. Eva knows what it is to be an entrepreneu...
Interview: Kelly Hoey
Intro J. Kelly Hoey shares her story of reinvention from corporate law to early-stage investing in this edition of Lived It. Kelly is the perfect example of how f...
Changing the Global Face of Angel Capital: NACO’s Wo...
Female Funders was in Montreal last week at the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)’s World Angel Investment Summit. Over 500 investors, partners and indus...
Industry Leader, Sophie Forest, Wins 2017 Angel of t...
Sophie Forest, Managing Partner of Brightspaks Ventures, was recognized as the Angel of the Year with an award presented at the 2017 NACO World Angel Investment S...
NACO and Female Funders partner to change the ratio ...
Montreal, Canada - Oct 4, 2017 - National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and Female Funders announced a partnership today at the NACO World Angel Investment S...
Female Funders is excited to announce our acquisitio...
Female Funders is excited to announce its acquisition by Highline BETA this morning, in a continued effort to empower and support new and experienced female inves...
Interview: Arielle Zuckerberg
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Arielle Zuckerberg, a new associate partner for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers — where ...
Interview: Susan Preston
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Susan Preston, a multi-passionate entrepreneur and investor who founded Seraph Capital Forum, the first all-wo...
Interview: Jan Davis
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Jan Davis, a retired CEO, entrepreneur, and board member who has created her current career out of building an...
Interview: Fran Maier
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Fran Maier, founder and chair of TRUSTe, co-founder of match.com and board member of GE Capital Bank. This ser...
Interview: Renee DiResta
In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Renee DiResta, Vice President of Business Development at Haven, an online platform that streamlines ocean freight sh...
Interview: Esther Dyson
In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Esther Dyson. Esther is the chairman of EDventure Holdings and founder of HICCup, the Health Initiative Coordinating...
Interview: Elizabeth Kraus
In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Elizabeth Kraus, the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of MergeLane, a 12-week program designed to discover, acc...
Interview: Lally Rementilla
In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Lally Rementilla, co-founder of The Gal’s Got Game, a busy woman’s toolkit for keeping up to date on sports through ...
Interview: Nisa Amoils
In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Nisa Amoils, member of New York Angels, one of the largest and longest-running active angel groups in the Big Apple....
Interview: Alicia Robb
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Alicia Robb, the founder and CEO of Next Wave Ventures, which seeks to drive diversity in high growth entrepre...
Interview: Heather Payne
In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Heather Payne, Founder and CEO of HackerYou— Toronto’s best full- and part-time courses for people who want to learn...
Congratulations to the Female Funders Angel School P...
6 Weeks, 6 Modules, 14 Students, and already multiple investments!Apply now to be part of our second cohort. Last week 14 women from around the world graduated fr...
SEC Legalizes Equity Crowdfunding
On Friday there was big news for the US startup community as the SEC voted to adopt the final rules for equity crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act. These...
Female Funders community member Abigail Slater inves...
Abigail is passionate about supporting female entrepreneurs. Her most recent angel investment is in Bridgit, a construction communication platform founded by Mall...
Welcome to Female Funders
Female Funders has been built as a labour of love by a small group of women (and men) for the past few months and we’re incredibly excited to show you what we’ve ...
Interview: Joanne Wilson
Intro In this edition of Lived It, we sit down with Joanne Wilson, co-founder of the Women’s Entrepreneur Festival, angel investor, and prolific blogger. As one o...