Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET

Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET

Rent the Runway and Glossier grew to become unicorns inside the identical week in June 2019. That identical 12 months, solely 2.7% of enterprise capital {dollars} went towards female-founded firms.

Silicon Valley’s disconnect between the financial success of female-founded firms and funding them within the first place is disheartening. The dialog is there, however the greenback signal momentum stays lacking.

Anu Duggal based the Female Founders Fund earlier than each had been even a tangible actuality. In 2014, the entrepreneur launched her first fund to spend money on female-led startups. It took her 700 conferences over two years to make that first shut, she stated. Years later, enterprise capital has barely taken notice. But the Female Founders Fund, or “F Cubed,” has tracked female-led wins and guess large on the underestimated asset class.

Her early give attention to feminine founders hasn’t advanced, however the panorama has. And in an unprecedented world of distant offers and democratization of enterprise capital, we’re much more excited to have Duggal be a part of us on Extra Crunch Live this upcoming Thursday at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. EST/6 p.m. GMT

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Female Founders Fund has supplied seed institutional capital to entrepreneurs with over $three billion in enterprise worth. The agency has lower checks into women-led firms resembling Rent the Runway, Billie, Tala, Peanut, Thrive Global and Zola. The fund has additionally attracted restricted companions like Melinda Gates and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani.

Duggal herself has an enchanting trajectory into know-how investing. At 25, she began a wine bar in Bombay known as The Tasting Room. She went on to get an MBA from London Business School, and co-founded, an e-commerce firm that obtained acquired by Indian vogue e-commerce firm Myntra in 2011.

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Hear from Duggal on August 20 about how the funding panorama has modified for feminine founders, what she thinks of as successful story and if 2020 feels completely different than 2014. And Extra Crunch fam, ensure to convey your considerate questions for me to ask her dwell on air.

You can discover the complete particulars of the dialog beneath the leap.


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