Female Founders Fund is an early-stage fund investing in the exponential power of exceptional female talent. The firm invests in areas where women-led startups have incredible impact: E-commerce, web-enabled products and services, marketplaces, and platforms. Fund's portfolio includes Thrive Global founded by Arianna Huffington, Rent the Runway, Zola, Women.com, BentoBox, Loverly and Maven Clinic.
Anu Duggal started the Fund in 2014, after noticing a common problem in New York’s rapidly growing startup ecosystem: Increasing numbers of women with strong backgrounds in tech and scalable ideas were creating businesses, but lacked the early capital they needed (known as “Seed funding”) to get that next crucial round of funding (known as “Series A”).
As of the summer of 2018, the firm was made up of the following partners:
- Anu Duggal, Founding Partner
- Sutian Dong, Partner