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Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

Geographical Area: Global | Business Area: Entrepreneurship

Female Founders Fund is a seed stage venture fund investing exclusively in female-founded companies.

Founded in 2014, the fund has built a recognized brand investing in female-run internet and software startups. It also invests in e-commerce, media, platforms, advertising, and web-enabled services businesses.

Its portfolio companies include Minibar, ELOQUII, Viyet, Primary, Maven, WayUp, Thrive Global, Shine, LandIt, Culinary Agents, Rockets of Awesome, BentoBox,Tala, Zola, Ringly, Sawyer, and more.

Female Founders Fund invests in:

  • B2B – Enterprise-focused tech solutions transforming the workplace.
  • Consumer – Community-driven brands that bring a unique point of view to the consumer market.
  • Healthcare – Consumerizing health across industries like women’s health, mental wellness, pediatrics, chronic disease, and more.
  • Fintech – Disrupting the banking sector by building consumer-first platforms.

“In 2014, we created Female Founders Fund with one simple belief: women will build the companies of tomorrow. Since then, we’ve become the leading source of institutional capital for female founders raising seed capital with over $3B in enterprise value.” 

The team

Anu Duggal is the Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund. Anu began her career as a co-founder of, a private sale e-commerce company. In 2018, she was included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list.

The team also includes: Adrianna Samaniego, Investor, Emily Powers, Investor, Emily St. Denis, Head of Platform, and Caroline McKechnie, Operations Associate.

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