When you invest in women, you’re in good company™
PROBLEM: Women Innovators Lack Access to Capital
According to data from PitchBook, female founders received 2.2% of $130 billion in VC funding in 2018. And this number stalled in the first two quarters of 2019, inching up only 3%.
And this is despite the fact that female-founded companies, including those with gender diverse teams yield better returns for investors. Notably:
per the Mass Challenge research:
“…businesses founded by women ultimately deliver higher revenue—more than twice as much per dollar invested—than those founded by men”
Now, we’re going BEYOND THE BILLION – focused on driving capital to venture funds investing into women, to then ultimately benefit female founders.
We continue to believe that by leveraging the capital of both institutional and private high net worth investors, we can catalyze capital for funders investing more into women founded and led firms in the next few years. THE TIME IS NOW.
Connecting and convening GPs of venture funds with each other and with prospective LP investors into their funds
Increased exposure to global institutional funders such as international development funds, country funds, sovereign funds, pension funds, endowments, private equity, and larger venture funds
Opportunity to attend Billion Dollar series and annual convenings, connecting the investment community
Opportunity to join a fund marketplace & be considered in a woman-managed Fund of Funds
Beyond The Billion will continue to leverage the public and private sector’s respective focus and mission to benefit women founders.
Equally important, BTB’s consortium partners can exchange experiences, learn from each other, and scale innovation by women.