Women have problems getting funding. It doesn’t make any sense. Investors are not looking at the performance. They are looking at gender.
[There's a] generally unconscious bias that most investors have towards women-led companies, despite the data showing that these companies often perform above average.
One of the many advantages of being a part of Next Act Fund is that you leverage the wisdom, financial savvy and diversification of investing with others.
I am excited to be supporting female entrepreneurs in my region. I am excited to be a role model for my kids, showing them you can take risks and follow your true north. I am excited to be doing something that will enable so much learning and new connections. And, I am excited to hopefully see my investments grow.
The Twin Cities and Portland, OR: home to other angel funds that have both a women and regional focus.
Pittsburgh: Home to 25,000 women with investment assets over $100,000
Our region is seeing angel investment growth: firms receiving angel funds rose 35% in 2014 to $72.9 million
Pittsburgh top universities garner ~$1 billion annually in federal research funds across IT, life sciences, hardware, energy and other sectors enabling:
1) Breakthrough technologies
2) Top talent
Women: An increasing force for angel investing