Hello Female Founders!
Launching a new company or ready to take your business to the next level but need capital? Not sure what capital you need and if venture capital is an option for you? We love working with early stage companies on their business planning and funding strategy.
What we do: We help you navigate through financing options and get investor-ready. We provide the tools, information and resources to improve your chances at successfully funding your company with the right capital.
What we don’t do: We don’t do a blog or send weekly emails just to build our list and keep in touch. We aren’t here to inspire you to start a company or to follow your bliss… there are lots of amazing sources for that (you can find our faves in our THRIVE section). We’re just here to help when you are considering or ready to raise capital… and we do it in a real and honest way. No fluff or extra stuff.
We also don’t make direct introductions to investors. That’s a very special expertise and often requires a broker-dealer license. But we do provide our top lists of female-focused and friendly funding sources.
- I have launched my startup and know I need to raise money, but don’t know where to start.
- I am confident in my product/service and just need the right business and financial tools to take it to the next level.
- I have a general sense of capital sources like debt, equity, and recently crowdfunding, but am not sure which is right for my business.
- I don’t have a financial plan and am not sure how much money I need to move my company forward.
- I need a Business Overview and Pitch Deck but don’t know how to create them.
- The thought of asking for money freaks me out… how do I know if I am ready to start fundraising?
If this resonates with you, don’t stress! We provide a unique look at the available sources of capital for your type of business, the tools to raise this capital, and links to the latest funding sources and news. Get started by checking out our “Raising Capital” overview by signing up above.
A Smarter Way
Building a company and raising capital is hard… actually it can be really hard. No one should be naïve about this. It’s so easy to waste time and resources trying to figure out business models and pursuing the wrong investors… and to quickly drain your energy and your bank account. But it can also be absolutely worth it as you create and grow something of value that the world really needs!
IF you decide to go the entrepreneurial route and are looking to raise capital, we suggest you get real about a few things first… read on…
Are you ready to raise capital?
Do you understand what taking money from investors means for you and your business?
Do you know how much capital you need? Today? A year from now?
What are the realistic capital options for your type and stage of business? What is required to access that capital?
What is your personal financial situation? Do you have enough money to pay your personal bills while you build the company?
Are you prepared to start asking friends/family or complete strangers for money? Are you ready to make the ask?
Have you developed at least a preliminary financial model and do you understand how and when you will make money?
Have you envisioned the ideal investor you want and what they bring to the table besides their money?
What about revenue? Do you even need to raise money?
For many of us, these questions give up immediate heart palpitations…
but you can’t begin the capital raising process if you can’t answer these questions!