Featured Articles and Research
“This Women-Led VC Fund Wants to Show the Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like“, FastCompany.com
“Why Women Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Finding Funding“, Entrepreneur.com
“23 Places to Find Your First Investor“, Female Entrepreneurs
“10 Surprising Facts about Female Founders for 2017“, Inc.com
“Small Business Grants for Women: 10 Go-To Spots“, NerdWallet.com
“Women vs. Men: Who’s Better at Crowdfunding“, Women2.0
“50 Questions Every Female Founder Should Ask Themselves”, worn.nyc
“Hey CEOs: Here’s Where You Can Find Great Women to Fill Open Board Seats”, Fortune.com
“11 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Know About”, Entrepreneur.com
“Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital”, entrepreneur.com
“Surge of Female Entrepreneurs Thanks to Crowdfunding”, Forbes.com
“Why Don’t More Women Get Venture Funding? A VC Speaks”, Inc.com
“Why Is It So Hard For Women Entrepreneurs to Get VC Funding? Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer”. Forbes.com
“America Loses When VC Money Ignores Women”, Inc.com
“8 Reasons Angel Investing Fulfils YOUR Dream While Helping Others”, Forbes.com
“Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites for Fundraising”. Forbes.com
10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship
Stand Out in the Crowd: How Women (and Men) Benefit From Equity Crowdfunding
Gender Lens Investing (video)
Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital
Harness the Power of the Purse: Winning Women Investors (Book)
Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth (Report)
Stiletto Dash Publications
The Savvy Pitch
The ultimate how-to guide for women raising capital
Every woman entrepreneur will inevitably need to pitch for funding at some stage of her business… whether it’s from family and friends, angel investors, banks, or venture capitalists. Pitching for money for your venture is one of the most critical but daunting and unnatural things you’ll have to do to grow your business.
This guide provides an overview of the capital raising process and very practical tips to develop your pitch deck and get pitch-ready.
These tips have been curated from my own experience in the public markets and working with women entrepreneurs as a pitch coach and strategy consultant, with insights from venture investors and stories from women entrepreneurs who have pitched and succeeded and failed.
It also includes bonus tips on how to get centered in the funding process and how to quiet your inner critic that could be holding you back from making the ask.