Our Female Founders' Demo Day is a quarterly event we started in NYC in 2018 with a mission to raise awareness and visibility to an industry that has often overlooked the successful women entrepreneurs with lack of funding in this space. As a startup ecosystem, we believe in walking the talk and bringing more awareness to this mission by starting conversations and showcasing our top women-led startups with the lofty goal to help them raise capital.
Our partners and investors who believe in supporting inclusion in technology and empowering women entrepreneurs will be attending. A KiwiTech event to mingle with fellow investors, founders, thought leaders, and partners who believe that it is high time to build a strong community of committed leaders to support female-founded tech disruptions, while hearing from a panel of guest speakers followed by 5-minute on-stage pitches by the female founders of KiwiTech.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER
Women entrepreneurs represent the largest opportunity globally to create impact for a robust economy. At TiE Women, we leverage our global footprints and are building an institutionalized and sustainable ecosystem that embraces, engages and empowers all women entrepreneurs - irrespective of background, size or color. In a world currently in crisis mode, investing in women entrepreneurs is the way to go as gender parity is fast becoming the game changer.
Experts say that if men and women were treated equally as entrepreneurs, our global economy would receive a $5 trillion boost! Investing in women allows everyone to do well by doing good.
I’m focused on impacting and inspiring the entire ecosystem of funding: from cultivating more female limited partners and female venture capital partners to funding more female founders and the products and services they create. This is whole systems change and a world in better harmony.
Finding solutions to the world's most pressing problems requires funding the brightest minds. And if you're not funding women, you're missing out on half of the brightest minds possible. No founder would ignore half their market, and no investor should, either. Investing in female founders is fundamental.
Companies are finding more and more that diverse teams positively affect their bottom line. We're seeing high interest in funding women-led companies, and we at Golden Seeds are proud to welcome these high potential women entrepreneurs to the table. We've been doing this work for over 14 years and we're happy to see that the general investment community is recognizing the value of diverse teams and women in leadership roles.
You must live your truth. Recognize, accept and embrace who you truly are and use it for your advantage. Make it not just great but greater than life. Why not?
We appreciate having the opportunity to invest in female founders who are building technology solutions to reimagine how work is done in these industries.
I’m happy I get to work at a company where we have an inclusive environment, and we not only have women supporting women, but men supporting women as well.
Venture capital investment is essentially all about people. Women make up half the population, so why female founders and investors only hold single digit percentage of the industry? If it’s not because of IQ (of course not), we have to fix it.
I believe that there is not a role or job that woman cannot get. and when one woman helps another, great things happen.
I truly believe the zeitgeist of the venture community will be strengthen if the founders behind venture-backed ideas accurately represent our population. After all, statistics show that diverse teams raise more funds and succeed at higher rates, and it's no surprise investing in diverse founders is not just good business, it's smart business.
Authenticity breeds success. See, be, and lead your best and the rest will follow.
The best ideas come from a balanced, diverse team with multiple points of view.
SR. DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO
EVP & CHIEF STARTUP OFFICER