The Billion Dollar Fund Campaign

our pledge is aimed at mobilizing a global consortium committed to raise & invest $1 BILLION by 2020 in women founders, rapidly increasing the funding pipeline within the next decade, with a concerted effort by the funding circle.

Closing the funding gap requires a concerted effort to remove the biases we are bringing to the table, catch our pattern matching, and ultimately take a hard stance to change the outdated practices and policies that continue to fuel an unfair funding environment.

The How

How Does It Work?

As the folks behind the cheques, we have a larger responsibility in ensuring true diversity in our dealflow and we pledge to work through subconscious & unconscious biases in investment considerations, advocating for the success of female founders and increasing our allocation of investment in women


As a participant of TBDF & BTB, I pledge to:

  • ensure that women-founded startups, firms and funds, are included in my deal flow and highlighted to my investment committee
  • increase my overall investment in women-founded companies, firms and funds by the target amount I have specified by 2020 (Cohort 1) and 2023 (Cohort 2)
  • commit to providing constructive feedback to women who pitch to me and are declined

In return, TBDF & BTB will support pledgers by:

  • serving as a global consortium, facilitating increased exposure to global institutional funders and limited partners such as pension funds, endowments, sovereign funds, private equity, family offices and larger venture funds
  • providing bigger-picture opportunities towards the $1Bn goal, including: (i) invitations to convenings globally- bridging the LP and GP gap (ii) invitations to join fund marketplaces & potentially be included in a woman-managed Fund of Funds*
  • driving global awareness through a year-long online and offline campaign and global investor roadtrips

Ready to join us?

- sign the pledge here!
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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 investment firms and technology companies. 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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