The Pledge

Join Us Beyond The Billion

Beyond The Billion began as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, a pledge campaign aimed at mobilizing a global consortium committed to invest $1 billion by 2020 in women-founded companies, rapidly increasing the funding pipeline. With the goal met in under 9 months, today, we are going Beyond The Billion to catalyze capital deployed to and with venture funds in fueling women-led innovation.

For Venture Funds

Visibility & brand: Increased exposure to global institutional and other funders such as international development funds, country funds, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments, foundations, private equity firms, larger venture funds, family offices and high net worth individuals.

Champion a mission you believe in: Be a leading voice among the VC Community in driving returns through diversity.

Network & peer-to-peer learning: Attend various ‘Billion Dollar’ signature convenings including the Billion Dollar Breakfasts/Brunches/Brews for GPs and LPs, educational programs and curated convenings, connecting the investment community. Contribute to thought leadership produced by BTB, including annual reports with Pitchbook —the gold standard on what’s going on with women in venture in the US and beyond.

For limited partner investors

Alpha Access: To gender-lens investment opportunities, across investment stages—driving returns through diversity.

Brand & Visibility: Increased exposure to global venture funders already accelerating women-led innovation and delivering returns.

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The Problem

Less than 3% of venture funding goes to companies founde d by women despite clear outperformance, with >2X revenues per dollar invested. 

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To realize the power of women’s innovations to solve fundamental problems and deliver higher returns by focusing on driving capital towards female-founded companies and the funds that invest in them.

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A global consortium of over 100 funds across 6 continents, backing female founders across stages.

11 female-founded unicorns invested in by partners in consortium (Canva, Airwallex, ClassPass, Maven Clinic, WeLab, EverlyWell, FIGS, SpringHealth, Guild Education,The RealReal and Insider)

Gender expert in venture: BTB-Pitchbook report 2020 confirms female founders exit quicker, and at higher valuations.


Over $1 billion pledged to and being actively deployed to women-founded companies since launch in Oct’18

Global campaign garnering millions of impressions featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Politico, Der Spiegel, at the United Nations and more!


  • Increased exposure to global funders, and an audience of influential decision makers.
  • Unique access for LP investors for curated investment sets, into exciting venture deals with women-founders at the core.
  • Access to larger opportunities towards >$1 billion goal including LP/GP convenings, structured partnerships, dealflow curation for select partners.
  • A global GP network to share best practices, network and scale-up with Global awareness via systemic initiatives to propel the agenda forward – informing investors gender diversification strategy and more!

Over 100+ funds,
across 5 regions and a rapidly growing community of LPs

Éric Legault

Founding Partner, Teralys

“Since launching our initial fund of funds 10 years ago, Teralys is proud to have been supporting firms across sectors and geographies with senior-level women leaders amongst its ranks. Sofinnova Partners is an example of a leading international life sciences firm, with half of its managing partnership comprised of women.

Canada-focused McRock Capital and Quebec-based Cycle Capital are both founded and led by women who are actively involved in supporting the next-generation of female entrepreneurs rise through the ranks. Teralys will continue actively backing women founders, operators and investors, and through our ecosystem initiatives, increase female representation across the entire venture capital industry.”