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Impact New Hampshire Fund

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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Location
Manchester, New Hampshire
Year Founded
2017
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

Impact New Hampshire has two goals: to support women-led companies via its investments, and to train women in New England to become investors. Based in Merrimack, New Hampshire, the fund prefers to invest in its home state, but will consider any northern New England state. Checks range between $25,000 and $75,000, and the fund is flexible with types of financing: equity, royalty, debt, or a combination. The fund's portfolio companies include Unruly Studios, which combines STEM education with physical activity, and homeopathic remedy Cold Bee Gone.

Intel Capital Diversity Fund

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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Location
Santa Clara, California
Year Founded
2015
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

At $125 million, Intel's was the largest diversity fund in the U.S. when it launched in 2015. The fund invested broadly in what it calls "underrepresented tech entrepreneurs"--women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and veterans--and was fully invested in just two and a half years. Intel continues to seek out underrepresented tech entrepreneurs, but now invests in them off its own balance sheet.  Its investments include Brit + Co, Venafi, and Vidcode.

InvestHer Ventures

InvestHer managing partner Cayla Weisberg (left) and general partner Gerri Kahnweiler.
Company Information

How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Year Founded
2016
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

InvestHer Ventures is the first fund in Chicago to focus solely on women entrepreneurs, even though, according to the fund, one out of three tech startups in Chicago was founded by a woman. The fund is led by Gerri Kahnweiler, an executive with nearly two decades of experience in philanthropy, and Cayla Weisberg, a sales executive with a track record in the startup world. InvestHer, which does not lead deals, is backed by a family office and invests in early-stage, data-driven tech companies with a B2B component. While InvestHer will not say how big its fund is, it did make 13 investments in its first two years. So far, it has invested in Agrilyst, a software platform for indoor farms; Codeverse, a children's coding school; and Wisr, an engagement tool that connects universities with their alumni.

Jane VC

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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Year Founded
2018
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

Jane VC launched in October 2018 with a $2 million fund. It's looking to write checks of between $25,000 and $150,000. Unlike most funds, Jane VC says it's perfectly fine if you're not connected--they'll seriously consider cold pitches that come in over the transom. The idea is that this will help them find entrepreneurs who live outside of entrepreneurial hotspots, who are underrepresented, or who just don't have the kind of backgrounds that would lead to close relationships with people with money. So far, the fund has backed ProFormex and Hatch Apps.

The JumpFund

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How the 2019 The Fundery Companies Were Selected

The Fundery includes venture capital funds that take equity stakes in women entrepreneurs or women-led companies as the execution of all or part of their investment theses. It does not include angel networks (unless they also run a venture capital fund) nor does it include special purpose vehicles.

Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Year Founded
2013
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Company Description

According to Wharton, only 6 percent of early-stage investment in the Southeast U.S. goes to gender-diverse teams. To help change that, the JumpFund was established specifically to boost women entrepreneurs in that region. JumpFund's first fund, established in 2013, put $2.5 million into 18 companies. The fund's six partners -- all women -- have now raised $5.2 million for their second fund. Startups it has backed include digital concierge service Utilize Health, cloud-based diabetes management company Rimidi, and sports app developer SuperFanU.