Top 50 Sources of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs

non-exhaustive list of capital resources for women entrepreneurs

Access to capital is a real problem for women and all underrepresented entrepreneurs. Capital just doesn’t flow well (yet) to those who often need it most to grow great ideas into healthy companies.

As I’ve built Change Catalyst over the last couple of years, I’ve tried to keep track of the many resources I encounter for women entrepreneurs. I hope that by sharing my list, it will help a few of you find the capital you’re seeking.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of capital resources for women entrepreneurs. Know another one? Please let me know!!


Angel Networks, Syndicates, VCs & Other Resources

  1. 37 Angels
  2. 500 Women 500 Startups’ Angelist syndicate investing in women founders
  3. Angel Academe
  4. Aspect Ventures
  5. Astia Angels
  6. BBG Ventures
  7. Belle Capital Early-stage angel fund focusing on underserved capital markets
  8. Broadway Angels women investing in both male and female-led teams
  9. Canaan Partners
  10. Catalytic Women Impact + Gender lens + investment
  11. Ceres Venture Fund All-women venture fund in Chicago invests in early-stage ventures in mid-west
  12. Cowboy Ventures
  13. Empire Angels
  14. Forerunner Ventures
  15. Founders Fund
  16. Global Fund for Women
  17. Global InvestHer Growing women leaders in corporations, investing in women entrepreneurs
  18. Golden Seeds
  19. Illuminate Ventures Founded by Springboard alumna Cindy Padnos
  20. The JumpFund
  21. Launch Angels Early-stage firm investing in companies sourced through equity crowdfunding sites
  22. Phenomenelle early-stage fund that invests in women and minority-owned or managed businesses in Wisconsin and the Midwest
  23. Plum Alley
  24. Pipeline Fellowship angel investing boot camp for women, focused on investing in women social entrepreneurs
  25. Pique Ventures
  26. Portfolia
  27. Scale Investors
  28. Scale Ventures
  29. The Smart Party Online crowdfunding for women startups in Birmingham, Alabama.
  30. Springboard Fund invests in women-led high growth businesses, starting with Springboard alumnae
  31. Starvest Partners
  32. Tory Burch Foundation micro-loans for women entrepreneurs
  33. Topstone Angels
  34. Wedu Investing in women leading change
  35. Women’s Capital Connection regional angel fund investing in women-led companies surrounding Kansas City
  36. Women’s Earth Alliance
  37. Women’s Funding Network
  38. Women’s Foundation of California Grants
  39. Women’s Global Connection
  40. Women Investing In Women
  41. Women in Venture LA
  42. Women’s Venture Capital Fund Small fund focused on west-coast digital media and sustainability companies led by women
  43. X Squared Angels angels in Ohio investing in companies with women in senior leadership

A-List of Lists

Other lists that include great resources for women founders.

Women Entrepreneur
3 Comments on this post.
  • Denice
    13 November 2016 at 7:14 pm
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    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me.

    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

    • Katty
      26 December 2016 at 1:27 pm
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      These questions are better off asked in the Pro section of the forum &#;u80;Req2ests&#82212. You might be using an outdated copy of the Tape Momentum as well. There should be no bars colored cyan as you have in your picture.-Eric

  • Dreama
    26 December 2016 at 12:54 pm
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    Oh yes! Many if not all of these speak to me. For years I didn’t realize I was creative because I didn’t focus on one art/cratf! how silly of mena#230;.8&d how lucky I am to love so many mediums.

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