Investing in women-founded and led startups
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- Home~15-20 venture investments made over ~12-18 months — diversified by stage, sector, geography, lead investor
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Figures represent 8 funds offered during 2022 and investors and community across all Focused Funds since inception.
AV’s Women’s Fund Advantages
- HomeTeam of experienced investors, all with connections to women startup leaders and their companies
- HomeNetwork of independent Scouts, sharing investment opportunities in various regions, subsectors
- HomeNetwork of 625K+ supporters who provide advice, referrals, connections
- HomeRobust support to entrepreneurs through our CEO Services
- HomeInterest and ability to support our most promising companies in follow-on rounds
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Content at the intersection of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and specific industry sectors.
Women in AIThe underrepresentation of female leaders in the technology sector is glaringly evident in instances like The New York Times’ article titled “Who’s Who Behind the Dawn of the Modern Artificial Intelligence Movement,” where only male figures were acknowledged. This recent oversight underscores the pressing need to recognize and embrace diversity within the AI field. Beyond the imperative of equality, acknowledging and amplifying the contributions of women in AI is vital for attracting a diverse pool of talent and addressing the inherent risks of biases in AI systems.
Beyond the Baby ShowerThis post highlights a lesbian couple’s untraditional path to parenthood recounted by their close friend, Aoife Fortin, who shares her experience at the couple’s ‘Pick the Sperm’ party. Complemented by Brittney Wade’s insights into the booming sector of fertility tech startups, this piece provides a comprehensive view of the complexities involved in IVF, donor selection, and various facets of fertility treatments that millions face annually. It not only offers a glimpse into challenges and triumphs but also underscores the transformative role of innovative startups in shaping the future of fertility tech, striving to make the journey to parenthood more accessible and inclusive.
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Women in AI: Perspectives and Predictions for 2024Join us for an enlightening webinar hosted by Alumni Ventures Women’s Fund Senior Principal Sophia Zhao, an acclaimed leader in venture capital. Dive deep into the evolving landscape of Women in AI, as Sophia shares her expert insights and unwraps the stories of prominent women revolutionizing the field.
What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Taylor SwiftPrompted by Time magazine and other media outlets proclaiming 2023 as “the Year of Taylor Swift,” I considered her success through the lens of entrepreneurship. I’ve listed five traits from Swift’s journey that embody true entrepreneurial ideals. Here’s what I see.
Investing in the Sheconomy: The Power of Female-Founded StartupsVenture into the world of untapped potential with Alumni Ventures’ Women’s Fund team as we explore the powerful impact of female founders and leaders in the startup ecosystem. This webinar aims to shed light on the often underestimated opportunities in investing in women-led startups. Watch on-demand below.
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Sample AV Women's Fund Deals
These investments, from AV's existing portfolio, are examples of the Women's Fund investing strategy.*
Hypersonic technology to improve global travel
Reinvented corporate employee training
Fertility clinic network & benefits provider
Nutrition-first snacks for kids
Spreadsheet-native financial analysis platform
Women’s hair-coloring products and service
Solutions to help women build wealth
AI & data expediting drug development
Re-inventing women‘s intimate apparel
Innovative sustainable crop protection
*For illustration purposes only. These investments are not intended to suggest any level of investment returns; not necessarily indicative of investments invested by any one fund or investor. Many returns in investments result in the loss of capital invested. These investments are not available to future fund investors except potentially in certain follow-on investment options.
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