Tag: women entrepreneurs

12 Inspiring Quotes From Female Founders

As we wrote about last year, more women are getting turned down for investment opportunities even though women-led venture-backed companies earn 12% more revenue than male-led companies. Only 2.7% of venture-backed companies from 2011 to 2013 had female CEOs. Despite these hurdles, we have countless women on our site being bold to make change happen … read more

Women Who Build Cool Stuff Give Crowdfunding Tips

What do the folks behind the Kinsa Smart Thermometer, the ACTON BLINK eBoards, the PowerUp MacBook charger and the Arden Cove Theft-Proof Crossbody Bag have in common? They’re all savvy, capable entrepreneurs that have run successful crowdfunding campaigns. They also happen to be women! Kate Drane, our Senior Director of Outreach, sat down with these … read more

Cocktails and Crowdfunding: How Two Entrepreneurs Opened the First Female Distillery in D.C.

“Think of everything realized, decided and solved over a great cocktail.” If you talk about something long enough, the time eventually comes to quit dreaming and put it into action.  Republic Restorative founders, Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner talked about their love of bourbon and dreamed of opening a distillery for five years. They finally realized … read more

Campaigners of the Week: Artists, Women in Tech, Dads and more

Because crowdfunding is all about connecting people globally to help bring ideas to life, we like focusing on the stories and people behind the projects. Whether it’s a Turkish artist, a Burning Man innovator, or even a group of young high school entrepreneurs, these entrepreneurs continue to succeed, long after their campaign: Film It would … read more

Living on an Urban Roof, Snore No More and Other Newsworthy Solutions

In the news this week, Fortune gave us a shout out for being poised for the equity crowdfunding space and Entrepreneur applauded us for our work supporting entrepreneurs throughout the entire lifecycle of their projects (from idea to market). It’s exciting to see the many ways our community can work together to democratize access to finance while helping entrepreneurs not … read more