OUR MISSION IS TO CATALYZE CAPITAL FOR INNOVATIVE, VENTURE-BACKABLE WOMEN FOUNDED COMPANIES.

driving returns
through diversity

Despite clear outperformance, women innovators lack access to capital. We rallied the venture community to pledge $1Bn towards women-founders - and this goal was met in under 9 months! Now, we’re going BEYOND THE BILLION – focused on driving capital to venture funds investing into women, to drive returns through diversity.

OUR MISSION IS TO CATALYZE CAPITAL FOR INNOVATIVE, VENTURE-BACKABLE WOMEN FOUNDED COMPANIES.

driving returns
through diversity

Despite clear outperformance, women innovators lack access to capital. We rallied the venture community to pledge $1Bn towards women-founders - and this goal was met in under 9 months! Now, we’re going BEYOND THE BILLION – focused on driving capital to venture funds investing into women, to drive returns through diversity.

the BUSINESS CASE

To continue to fuel innovation by women, we must change the larger game of capital: by ensuring venture funds who drive investments into women-founded companies are supported at large. Beyond a moral imperative, we see this as a business case - investing in women is good business.

WHY VENTURE CAPITAL?

Venture Capital is Funding our Future

The exponential rise of technology continues to disrupt all industries. Five of the largest companies by market cap — Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook — were venture-backed technology companies, that have undoubtedly changed the way we work and live.1

Venture Capital Outperformance

Top quartile absolute returns for venture capital have historically exceeded those for other asset
classes, yet has not become a meaningful asset allocation for many Limited Partner(LP) investors.

WHY WOMEN-FOUNDED COMPANIES?

Gender Venture Investment Gap is Real

Female founders received 2.8% of VC funding in 2019. This means all-male teams received the majority of all VC funding.3

Gender Diverse Teams Yield Better Returns

Yet “…businesses founded by women ultimately deliver higher revenue—more than twice as much per dollar invested—than those founded by men” - Mass Challenge4

NOT a "Dealflow issue"

From 1,500 startups evaluated, of which 42% had at least one female founder, these startups garnered an average $935,000 in VC investments, which is less than half the average $2.1 million invested in all-male teams!4

When you invest in women, you’re in good companyTM

A global consortium of venture funds pledged to invest $1 Billion into women-founded companies

CAPITAL TO BE DEPLOYED BY 2020

venture funds

Countries

REGIONS

Our Latest Work

Creating awareness, connecting and convening LP investors with our partner funds- and ultimately catalyzing capital for female founders. 

“The joy of Beyond The Billion, is now you’re addressing the next problem. With innovative managers identified with ways to mobilize capital into women,  the next question is, how do we get capital into those managers to get it into women’s pockets, instead of the same people who have been funded in the past?”

Kamal Hassan

Partner, Loyal VC

“We believe in this opportunity, in investing in women founders – and we’ve been yielding the results: triple revenue growth, with higher retention and profitability rates.”

Shannon Kalayanamitr

Partner, Gobi VC

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DISCLAIMER

TBDF Ventures LLC (TBDFV), the organizer of Beyond The Billion (“BTB”), is a company serving the global consortium of investors pledged to invest beyond $1bn collectively into women-founded technology companies and funds and firms that invest in them. BTB builds on the success of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, the initial campaign co-founded by our founders.  BTB  is not a venture fund, an investment bank, a broker-dealer, investment clearinghouse, or an investment adviser, but rather a forum in which investors may be educated on aspects of investment and business, as well as introduced to companies for possible investment, in particular, those led by women. Each allocator pledged to BTB’s mission is responsible for his or her own investment decisions, and neither TBDFV nor BTB recommends companies or financial products for investment. Participating funds may be highlighted to various institutional and other investors and managers, with the aim of catalyzing capital towards women-founded companies; but are not guaranteed allocations from any specific fund. The Founders of TBDFV and BTB may hold interests directly or indirectly in featured funds and associated companies. Information is obtained from participant funds, believed to be reliable, but is in no way guaranteed by TBDFV or BTB. No guarantee of any kind is implied or possible where projections of future conditions are attempted.

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