81 female founders and investors to know

In the first quarter of the year 2021 the VC deals for female-founded, US-based companies was already in line with the totals of 2021 and. In the same period, US VC startups with female founders have raised more than $2 billion. In fact, female-owned companies across the United States are raising venture capital at a higher rate than they have at any time over the last 10 years, which is a positive change in the way women are represented.

Yet despite a remarkable year, it’s not the complete picture. The odds are still towards female entrepreneurs, particularly those who don’t have a male co-founder. COVID-19 is having a significant influence on women founders. The group comprised of senior female VCs have called for more capital to be poured into female-led ventures within Europe this year. Despite an unprecedented amount of capital poured into the venture, female founders only received 0.7 percent of the capital. In the latter half of 2020, PitchBook revealed that the quarterly amount of VC funding available to female founders fell to an all-time low of three years.

This list is a celebration of female entrepreneurship and the emergence of innovation around the world. We’ve featured founders, entrepreneurs and angel investors as well as mentors and other individuals who are involved in bringing scalable ideas, products and services to the market. We’ve highlighted industry experts who have decades or even years of expertise. Additionally, we’ve included a variety of newcomers, women who are an upcoming generation founders and funding solutions that will impact our world and communities.

To find out more about the criteria used to create this list and how to nominate an investor or founder who is female to be considered for an update in the future go to the bottom the article.

Female founders


Female founders in fertility tech , and healthtech

These founders are innovating in the healthtech sector–the fastest-growing sector within healthcare. Femtech startups are creating technologies and products that are geared towards women’s health. In addition, fertility technology — one of the the 138 emerging areas that are tracked by PitchBook–are technologically-driven medical solutions for women who struggle to conceive. For a deeper dive into health tech and fertility tech, take a look at the PitchBook’s Quarter 2 2021: Emerging Technology Research: Enterprise Healthtech report.

Samantha Diamond

Co-founder and CEO of Toronto’s

Bird&Be

The company that developed supplements and vitamins for prenatal use, and the fertility and sperm concentration testing kits that will be available in the second quarter of 2021.

Aagya Mathur

Co-founder and CEO of New York-based

Aavia

with

Aya Suzuki

as well as Alexis Wong, an app which helps women with menstrual cycles to understand their cycles and mental health issues and also a sophisticated contraceptive pill case.

Gina Bartasi

Founder and CEO of

Kindbody

is a service provider for fertility, gynecology and family building services in its own private clinics as well as a networks of partner clinics. Bartasi is an experienced businesswoman and four-time CEO. She is also the mother of twin boys who were born via the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). She launched Kindbody in 2018 as a response to the need of employers to purchase fertility services directly from health providers. The company was founded in June of 2021. Kindbody secured $62 million in Series C financing in an arrangement led by Theresa Sexton at

Claritas Capital

. See how

Kindbody utilizes PitchBook to fund capital and to map the landscape of competition

.

Clelia Morales

Co-founder of

WOOM

with

Laurence Fontinoy

The app is a Madrid-based reproductive health monitoring and management application developed to help women increase their chances of becoming pregnant.

Hanane Akrim

COO and co-founder of Nairobi’s

TIBU Health

Healthtech Logistics Company which connects the urban population of Africa with top-quality healthcare in real time and at an affordable price.

Jerrica Kirkley

Chief Medical Officer and co-founder

Plume

A Denver-based company that provides gender-inclusive hormone therapy via the internet via. Alongside CEO and co-founder

Matthew Wetschler

, Kirkley founded Plume to assist patients in receiving and seeking gender-affirming treatment easier, less complicated and exhausting. The company aims to accessible, safe, and easy care, as well as an environment in which the patients’ identities are protected. Recently, Plume raised $14 million of Series A-1 venture capital under the direction of

Craft Ventures

In January 2021.

Dojin Kim

Founder and CEO of

Happy Moonday

with

Henny Boo

and Hae-eun Haee-eun, the leading period-product subscription in Korea, offering pads, tampons, and an app for managing menstrual flow.

Yael Gold-Zamir

Founder and CEO of Israel’s

Embryonics

The company is the creator of a series of AI solutions that are designed to revolutionize fertility treatment.

Alice Pelton

Founder of

The Lowdown

Pelton is a digital platform based in London that lets users report and rate contraceptive methods they’ve tried and also their effects, symptoms , and adverse side consequences. The company is touted as the world’s first contraceptive review platform, Pelton says the company’s purpose is personal to her. It took her nearly 10 years to comprehend the effect hormonal contraceptives had on her psychological and mental health. The search for the best contraception resulted in further confusion because of the lack of information accessible online. Recently, The Lowdown raised $800,000 of Series 1 venture capital from Barcelona’s

Nina Capital

and Vienna’s

Calm/Storm Ventures

in July 2021.

Maria Demopoulos

Co-founder and CEO of

Aldyn Health

together with Ivy Hughley and Marcus Westin with Marcus Westin and Ivy Hughley, a menopausal founded in Chicago with the goal of empowering women who are the middle of their lives and beyond.

Kanika Agarwal

Co-founder of

Mind Peers

Self-care is a New Delhi-based platform that provides monitoring tools for emotional and mood disorders and also connects users with a variety of mental health experts.

Cortina McCurry

Co-founder and CEO of

Caia

A healthtech firm for families and women which is developing intelligent technology to provide individual assistance and connect users to the help they require.

Shobhita Narain

Co-founder and COO at

Veera Health

with

Shashwata Narain

Healthcare, a company that provides services designed to aid women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome in India.

Cynthia Plotch

Co-founder and co-founder with

Jamie Norwood

of

Stix

A company that provides easy and discreet access to health products, including Ovulation and pregnancy tests, UTI as well as yeast infections remedies.

Maya Hardigan

Founder of

Mae

Digital Health Platform that offers tools for planning birth as well as doula consultations, and the ability to shop for expert maternal health professionals who are culturally competent and tools.

Oriana Papin-Zoghbi

Co-founder and CEO of

AOA

It is a Boston area biotech company that invented the first early-stage blood-based diagnostic tests for the liquid biopsy.

Laura Katz

Founder and CEO of

Helaina

A company that produces human milk proteins in order to boost immunity like breast milk.


Female entrepreneurs in sustainable cities, sustainability and transportation

Founders who are working on sustainable city-building and transportation are taking on various problems and opportunities, from monitoring and reducing urban pollution, to making electric bikes and vehicles more accessible. To learn more about the subjects in this section more in depth, download PitchBook’s Quarter 2 2021: Emerging Technology Study: Mobility Tech report.

Davida Herzl

Co-founder and CEO of

Aclima

Aclima, based in San Francisco, is a pioneer in the field of hyperlocal air quality and greenhouse gas analysis and measurement. Aclima converts billions of measurements from its array of sensors, both stationary and roving, into block-by-block information regarding methane, CO2 and other pollutants and helps communities, governments as well as businesses take bold steps to reduce pollution and protect the public health.

Herzl is named one of the

Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2019

, after Google Street View cars started carrying her company’s air-pollution-monitoring technology.

Evette Ellis

Co-founder of

ChargerHelp!

together with

Kameale C. Terry

A Los Angeles-based company which repairs as well as maintains charging points for electric vehicles as well as networks.

Celine Dourlet

Co-founder of

Quos

, an Parisian startup, whose apps offer garbage collection, parking and management of green spaces in addition to monitoring indoor air quality via mobile.

Laura Schewel

Co-founder and CEO of

StreetLight Data

The developer of a platform for transportation data that offers on-demand data for bikes, cars and pedestrians. The company is headquartered at San Francisco, the company’s product is based on massive amounts of geospatial data generated by mobile devices to provide information about the patterns of mobility and transport to aid in planning transportation. In June of 2020, StreetLight raised $15 million of Series C1 venture capital funding from

Osage University Partners

,

Ajax Strategies

and

Activate Capital Partners

.

Carola Jonas

Co-founder and CEO of

Everty

The developer of the electric car charging platform that was designed to help Australia accelerate its shift to sustainable transportation.

Emily Brooke

The co-founder, chairman and founder of

Beryl

Beryl is a designer of urban cycling products , based in London. Beryl’s offerings aim to eliminate barriers and encourage cyclists to cycle in urban areas.

Liz Gilligan

Founder and CEO of

Material Evolution

The Belfast-based startup offers environmentally sustainable solutions for Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) with the help of geopolymer technology. With more than four billion tons of cement being produced each year cement also generates billions of tons of CO2 – roughly eight percent of global CO2 emissions. The cement company’s

This product is made of 95% of industrial waste

It’s more durable more durable, less expensive and lowers the carbon footprint of concrete by 85percent when compared with its OPC counterparts. Material Evolution was founded in 2017 and Gilligan has decades of experience in the field of project management, construction and regulation to her company.


Female farmers as the agricultural founders along with the future of the food industry

From insects-derived foods and plant-based meats , to soil research and food waste recycling the entrepreneurs highlighted in this article are creating items and solutions that affect the way we grow harvest, consume, and consume. For more information on these issues, download PitchBook’s Q2 2021 Emerging Tech Research reports on agriculture technology in addition to foodtech–or download the latest PitchBook analyst note: Reimagining meat.

Lisa Dyson

Co-founder and CEO of

Air Protein

Dyson is the inventor of a meat-alternative technology to make proteins from carbon dioxide. Dyson is also co-founder and the CEO of

Kiverdi

.

Kellee James

Founder of

Mercaris

Market data service as well as an online trading site for non-GMO, organic, and Certified agricultural products.

Jasmine Crowe

Founder and CEO of Atlanta’s

Goodr

, an software for managing food waste that creates a safe ledger that records the food waste of an organization from collection to donation, providing live social and environmental impact-related reporting. The Goodr model is designed to boost the bottom line of any organization by making tax-deductible charitable donations, while cutting greenhouse emissions from landfills, and distributing its food waste to the local community who are in need. Crowe was honored with the NAACP Image Awards, given an TEDx talk , and was included in the Root’s “Root 100” list of the most important African Americans.

Tinia Pina

Founder and CEO of

Re-Nuble

The inventor of a farming technology which transforms non-recoverable food byproducts to organic fertilizer.

Phaedra Randolph

Founder of

Spero Foods

The producer of dairy products that are made of plant seeds, a less expensive alternative to dairy products traditionally used.

Marion Atieno Moon

Founder of

Wanda Agriculture Group

The company is based in Nairobi and assists smallholders and farmers across Africa improve their productivity and grow more sustainable.

Jessica Regan

Co-founder and CEO of

FoodMesh

Food Recovery Vancouver is a startup that pairs commercially surplus food items with charities and businesses to help reduce food waste.

Tegan Nock

Co-founder and CPO at

Soil Carbon Co.

, an Australian company whose technology for microbial carbon sequestration is designed to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and then return carbon to soil. The increased carbon content in soil can restore farmland and provide the opportunity for agriculturalists to trade in a new type of commodity called sequestered carbon. Nock is a specialist in communications and policy for agriculture and has worked in government agencies, research organizations agencies and research institutes. Soil Carbon Co. raised $6.5 million of seed money through a deal negotiated by

Horizons Ventures

in June 2020.

Sophie Goffard

Co-founder along with her sister

Geraldine Goffard

of

Aldento

A Belgian startup that creates handcrafted pasta using edible insects.

Kerry Song

Founder and CEO of

Abbot’s Butcher

, a California startup offering artisan, 100% plant-based vegan meat alternatives–including Spanish smoked “chorizo,” savory ground “beef” and slow-roasted chick’n.

Karen Scofield Seal

CEO and co-founder of

OCEANIUM

OCEANIUM is a company that designs bio-packaging products and food items using sustainably harvested seaweed. The company is based at Oban, Scotland and London, OCEANIUM supports seaweed farmers across Europe as well as around the globe and combat climate change with the creation of novel natural, all-natural products made of seaweed. OCEANIUM was awarded an investment of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in excess of EUR2 million on September 20, 2021. Prior to that, the company had raised $2.78 million in seed capital under the direction of

Green Angel Syndicate

and

World Wildlife Fund

in August in 2021.


Female mentors in mentorship and coaching. Student success, and career readiness

The founders featured here play a crucial contribution to facilitating learning and development opportunities, both personally as well as professional. From helping students with their transportation needs, to offering guidance, job-training and business assistance, as well as network-building the founders who work in these areas create curiosity, passion, and professionalism that lasts throughout the years to come.

Joanna McFarland

Co-founder and CEO of

HopSkipDrive

A startup based in Los Angeles which helps with the transportation needs of children for government agencies, schools as well as families and other.

Elina Bazinas

Co-founder partner, the head of business development at

100Mentors

An online platform for education that connects young professionals and students with mentors.

Nicole Jarbo

Co-founder of Oakland’s

Boost

and

Veronica Head

A complete tool that aids Gen Z side-hustlers run their businesses and manage their finances from one location. Before joining Boost, Jarbo was the director of development at

Envision Education

the the founder of

Goodbets Group

and an expert-in-residence as well as the expert-in-residence

Catalyst:Ed

. She has a bachelor’s in anthropology, as well as a master’s in education and anthropology, all at UC Berkeley. On January 20, 2021 Boost has raised an unspecified amount of VC investment from

Precursor Ventures

.

Janice Omadeke

Co-founder and CEO of

The Mentor Method

A mentor-matching platform located in Austin which connects tech-savvy leaders to change-making mentors.

Halleemah Nash

Founder of

Rosecrans Ventures

The company is based in Los Angeles and offering professional and developmental assistance to Gen Z students of color by arranging internships, professional coaching, and other services.

Angelica Ross

Founder and CEO of

TransTech Social Enterprises

It is a co-learning and co-working community that financially empowers LGBTQ+ individuals and partners with practical, professional abilities.


Female founders of wellness, skincare and makeup

The founders of this section have created products and services that support people’s health and self-care goals. From shaving and skincare items to exercise programs and fitness products, the entrepreneurs empower their customers and customers to feel at their most optimal.

Taran Ghatrora

Co-founder and CEO of

Blume

a Vancouver-based business that provides products for self-care, skincare, and personal hygiene products, including for those who are first-time period-havers.

Stefany Nieto

Co-founder and COO of Toronto’s

Gwella

A manufacturer of psychedelic and functional mushrooms products, including innovative compounds and plant-based drugs that have adaptogenic properties.

Karen Young

President and founder of the direct-to consumer shaving and bodycare brand

OUI the People

The company is located in Brooklyn. OUI the People’s offerings include shaving oils, razors and top-quality blades for an easier shaving. The company was founded in the last few months.

Andreessen Horowitz

as part of the as part of its Talent as part of its Talent Opportunity program’s first cohort, which will start to be held in the month of October, 2020. OUI the People also received $100,000 in cash through SAFE Notes.

Julia Steigerwald

Co-founder of

JUNO & Me

A German skincare Self-care, personal hygiene and self-care company that offers products that are all vegan and non-animal-friendly.

Sadie Kurzban

Co-founder and CEO of

305 Fitness

, a network of fitness centers with its headquarters within New York City that offers cardiovascular workouts that incorporate dance movements as well as sports drills, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

Sasha Plavsic

Chief Creative Officer and Founder of

ILIA Beauty

A cosmetic brand that was made with organic and nourishing ingredients that enhance the appearance of users’ natural appearance.


Female founders in H20 innovation

The founders featured here are involved in a range of roles that deal with water, such as managing watersheds and water system monitoring, water access , and environmentally sustainable packaging options. Water affects our lives in a variety of manners, from our inner makeup, to the environment that we encounter every day, no matter if we live on the coast or in the in the interior. It has an impact on the public’s health, the crops we can cultivate and the physical and social structures that we call home. It will continue to impact our lives as the effects of climate change take place. PitchBook covers a variety of verticals and new spaces that are in the field of water, including cleantech renewable ocean energy, desalination technologies.

Megan Glover

Co-founder and CEO of

120Water

, a platform that combines cloud-based software and digital sampling kits to help detect harmful contaminants–including lead, arsenic and nitrate–in water supplies.

Julie Bliss Mullen

CEO of

Aclarity

The company designs integrated, implements and operates proprietary electrochemical water treatment technologies to effectively eliminate a variety of pollutants in wastewater.

Erika Schwarz

Co-founder of

EQO

An Austin-based business which uses molecular biology to provide solutions for environmental biology issues. Established in 2016, EQO’s goal is to provide long-term sustainable solutions that improve the well-being of the aquatic ecosystems. The company works towards the goal using eDNA, eRNA, and automated sampling in order to protect endangered species as well as eradicate the invasive species that inhabit lakes, watersheds, and rivers. Schwarz works as a molecular ecologist, who completed her Ph.D. in plant biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She invented probes that are now which are utilized as standard by NOAA State agencies, government agencies, and universities to detect toxic algae.

Macarena Cataldo-Hernandez

Co-founder of

Viridis Research

It is a company that offers products and services for water treatment to ensure that people around the globe can access water that is safe, clean and sufficient water.

Meena Sankaran

Founder and CEO of

KETOS

A water analytics technology developed to assess, control and forecast the quality of water and efficiency in industrial, agricultural and municipal applications.

Jess Page

Co-founder and co-creator with

Nicole Doucet

of

Open Water

The world’s first bottle-water manufacturer that is climate neutral. The team considered a variety of options including glass, plant-based plastics and cartons before choosing aluminum. Aluminum cans are among the best recycled beverage packaging on the planet, but nobody was using the cans for water back in 2011, when the company was founded in Chicago. Find out more details about Open Water and its founders

In our Q&A, we have Jess Page and Nicole Doucet

.

Female investors

If women investors as well as VCs get an opportunity to sit at the table more female-owned companies receive the financial backing they require to grow and create successful companies. When they shine the spotlight on groups that are underrepresented in the private market and the public sector, these investors — as well as black investor along with the LGBTA+ community–play an important part in bringing innovative solutions to the market.

Anu Duggal

Founding Partner of

Female Founders Fund

, an early-stage VC fund that invests in female-founded technology companies–especially those in the digital health, education and climate change.

Adele Olivia

Co-founding partner at

1315 Capital

A private investment company that assists healthcare businesses with growth and expansion capital. Olivia has been involved in deals with

miraDry

and

Colorescience

among others.

Sarah Kunst

Managing director of

Cleo Capital

Santa Monica-based VC firm that was founded in the year the year 2018. Its portfolio of investments include

Cameo

,

MasterClass

,

BlockPower

and

Love Wellness

as well as other. Apart from her work as a Cleo Capital investor Cleo Capital, Kunst is a contributing editor for Marie Claire and an investor board member for

Venture for America

A program designed for talented graduates with a goal of becoming entrepreneurs.

Janet Bannister

Managing partner at Canada’s

Real Ventures

A VC company that invests and assists in the growth of entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journey to build innovative tech businesses.

Carman Chan

The founder and managing partner of the company.

Click Ventures

An early-stage VC fund with its headquarters on Hong Kong, the US and Singapore which invests in tech-related startups. Chan serves as a board member for

Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide

.

Chloe Sladden

Co-founder of

#ANGELS

The San Francisco-based investment company formed in the year the year 2015. Sladden offers advice to companies and also invests young-stage businesses, focusing on teams and products that could make a huge impact. #ANGELS supports ambitious founders Their portfolio, which is more than 100 includes

Gusto

,

Coinbase

,

Carrot

,

Airtable

and much more. Sladden is also a board member of

PL+US

The organization, which is a non-profit that assists employees who take paid leave for family reasons and is the co-founder of

Honeycomb Labs

A software for consumers which allows families to share the burdens of parenting in vast, trusted communities.

Mercedes Bent

Early-stage consumer investor at

Lightspeed Venture Partners

She focuses her efforts on fintech, edtech in addition to consumer-oriented products.

Kart Siilats

Partner at Luxembourg’s

Mojo.Capital

A VC company that invests in digital businesses across Europe. Her expertise includes valuations, due diligence on financials and much more.

Elena Bou

Co-founder, Innovation Director, and executive board member for

EIT InnoEnergy

An impact investment firm that specializes in early-stage investments in the energy and climate tech companies across Europe, including Germany’s

Pionierkraft

and

Skeleton Technologies

. Based out of the Netherlands and with offices all over Europe, EIT InnoEnergy recently

published an impact study

that calculates the amount of CO2 emissions that its portfolio companies will save in 2030. Bou additionally, she is an adjunct professor at ESADE Business & Law School in Barcelona and her areas of expertise include operational and organizational management, as well as qualitative research.

Vendela Lilliestrale

Co-founder of Stockholm’s

Qalora Capital

A tech-focused investment bank which assists entrepreneurs with fundraising, financing and M&A.

Ijeoma E. Okoli

Member of London’s Founding Club.

Impact X Capital Partners

A VC firm that helps entrepreneurs with low representation across Europe. It is particularly focused on those from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

Christine Tsai

Founding partner and CEO of

500 Startups

A world-wide early-stage VC firm that has a mission to help people and improve economies by fostering the power of entrepreneurship. Since the year 2010, she has led the expansion in 500 Startups to include over $750 in capital commitments and investments in more than 2,500 businesses in the globe in 77 countries. Through her experience in development and APIs marketing, social, as well as video production, Tsai takes on a mentoring role for 500 Startups portfolio businesses. Recently, the company has invested in initial round of the San Francisco’s

Blueboard

and Utah’s

ProSky

.

Hilary Gosher

Managing director at

Insight Partners

Global private and growth equity company investing in internet and software businesses.

Leslie Feinzaig

Founder and CEO of

Female Founders Alliance

A startup accelerator in Seattle which is dedicated to helping accelerate high-growth companies that were created by women and non-binary people.

Cheryl Campos

Co-founder of

VCFamilia

and

Af Hernandez

A community that includes 200+ Latinx investors that support new and established VCs as well as founders. In January of 2021, VCFamilia was founded to address the issue of a insufficient Hispanic or Latino presence in venture capital. VCFamilia is quickly becoming the biggest industry Latinx VCFamilia VC group. In addition to her role with VCFamilia, Campos is the director of venture growth and partnerships at

Republic

Private Investment Platform as well as an investment partner of

The Community Fund

The fund is a five million early stage fund that invests in community-driven enterprises.

Arian Simone

Angel investor and founder partner of the

Fearless Fund

The fund invests in women-led businesses that are seeking pre-seed as well as Series A finance.

Gulsum Ciraci

Angel shareholder and general partner of

Startupfon

An Istanbul-based VC Fund and Investment Platform which provides the possibility for investors invest in tech startups that are at the beginning of their development.

Anastasia Karpova

Principal at FORBION, one of the

the top Dutch companies in VC by assets under management

(as of August 2021). Karpova is in charge of deal orientation as well as due diligence, valuation assessments , and the execution of deals. She also assists in the developing value strategies for the portfolio companies of the firm. In the past, Karpova was a senior equity research analyst at Kempen one of Europe’s leading investment banks focusing in the field of life science. At Kempen her research included 25 European life science companies over six years.

Kristen Sonday

Partner at

LongJump

A first-check venture fund located in Chicago as well as co-founder and the CEO of

Paladin

It is a platform to help legal teams to run more effective pro Pro.

Galit Horovitz

Co-founder at

WellTech Ventures

A venture capital firm with its headquarters in Tel Aviv that invests exclusively in the field of wellness.

Pocket Sun

Sun is an investor in venture capital and co-founder of the company with

SoGal

It is one of the world’s largest networks of investors and entrepreneurs from all walks of life with more than 40 chapters around the world.

Carina Szpilka

General partner at

KFund

Venture Capital is a venture capital firm with its headquarters in Madrid which invests in seed pre-Series-A, post-Series-A and later-stage companies in B2C and B2B.

Linda Greub

Co-founder and general partner of

Avestria Ventures

A company that invests in women’s health startups at an early stage and female-led life sciences startup.

Carrie Colbert

General partner and founder of the company of

Curate Capital

The venture capital fund is based in Houston. fund that aims to boost the performance of female-owned companies and women.

Deborah Jackson

Co-founder, along with

Andrea Turner Moffitt

, and CEO of

Plum Alley

The venture firm has office locations located situated in New York City and San Francisco. Plum Alley invests in women who create cutting-edge technology in sustainability and healthcare to improve the lives of people and the environment. In the past, prior to founding Plum Alley with her husband, Jackson was a part of Wall Street for more than two decades. There, she secured capital for her clients – beginning as a partner at Goldman Sachs when it was just a small partnership. She has the MBA at Columbia Business School and is an advocate of investors, entrepreneurs, as well as business leaders.

Caroline Lewis

The managing partner of

Rogue Women’s Fund I

An early seed-stage venture fund that invests in female-led technology companies in the US.

Laura Gonzalez-Estefani

Founder and CEO of

TheVentureCity

A Miami and Madrid-based VC, that invests in early stage missions-driven, multi-faceted founders.

Andrea Kowalski

General partner at

Tidal Ventures

A Sydney-based VC firm that invests in seed pre-Series A , and later-stage companies that focus on B2B and C2C. Kowalski has been able to launch two funds and has built relationships with founders as an advisor and confidant. With more than 10 years of VC and tech investment expertise she is the head of Tidal Ventures’ US presence, as in helping companies prepare to expand globally and continue fundraising.

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List of criteria

For the individuals in this listing, we took into account:

  • The company’s potential to be classified in any of five general verticals in the industry as well as the emerging spaces buckets that are included in this list, and monitored with PitchBook (additional categories and space buckets will be added in the near future)
  • Their prominence in digital spaces is a key factor in determining their visibility, especially on issues that relate to investing, entrepreneurship or women in tech, and/or advocating for women, as well as other underrepresented groups in investing
  • Their location


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