Meet 5 Female-First VC Firms Trying to Change the Ratio

Meet 5 female-first venture capital firms trying to change the ratio

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One has only to skim Rachel Pao’s recently released book Reset to understand just how pervasive sexism is in the Silicon Valley venture capital space.

While the plague of male-centric VC has yet to be solved, several female-first investment firms have launched to help fight the tide.

Meet 5 female-first venture capital firms trying to change the ratio.

Female Founders Fund

With early-stage investments in high-profile startups like Zola, Ringly, and Local Bushel, Female Founders Fund has found success investing in companies led by women.

Women’s Venture Capital Fund

Their mission is right there in the name – Portland-based Women’s Venture Capital Fund invests in female entrepreneurs leading diverse teams.

Golden Seeds

Founded in 2005, Golden Seeds is an early-stage and growth capital investment firm for companies with at least one woman in the C-suite.

Halogen Ventures

With a focus on female-led consumer technology companies, Halogen Ventures partners with companies in the healthcare, fashion, software, and retail space.

SoGal Ventures

SoGal Ventures describes itself as “the first female-led millennial venture capital firm”. Investing in diverse, early-stage startups in the U.S. and Asia, they’ve partnered with more than 40 companies thus far.