The Global Ecosystem Supporting Women Innovators and Investors

Nancy Briefs sent this fantastic list of:

200+ VCs, accelerators, angel networks, conferences, platforms, and communities supporting women innovators and investors

Compiled by Joshua Henderson of Springboard Enterprises, this is a global listing of a network of women innovators transforming industries. Go Josh! He says “The world is finally waking up to the fact that there is big money to be made in finding and funding companies led by diverse teams.”

If you’re part of a woman-led company, we hope these lists, including Investors Targeting Women-Led/Diverse Companies and women-friendly VCs help you with your medtech organization.

Accelerators for Women-Led Companies

  1. Ad Astra Ventures

  2. Althea-Imperial Programme

  3. Backstage Accelerator

  4. BIG Accelerator

  5. The Circular Board

  6. Colliders Pre-Accelerator

  7. DivInc (DivInc)

  8. Equita

  9. F-Lane

  10. Female Founders Accelerator

  11. HearstLab

  12. Hillman

  13. MassNextGen

  14. MergeLane (Elizabeth Kraus)

  15. Monarq Incubator

  16. Multicultural Innovation Lab

  17. mystartupXX

  18. NYC Immersion Program by FD Global Connections

  19. The Pinkubator

  20. Project Entrepreneur

  21. Prosper

  22. Ready Set Raise

  23. The Refinery

  24. Sephora Stands

  25. SheStarts by Blue Chilli

  26. SOAR

  27. Springboard Enterprises (Springboard Enterprises)

  28. TechDiversity Accelerator

  29. Upstart

  30. Women Who Dare

  31. Women Innovating Now Lab

  32. Women on the Move

  33. Women’s Startup Lab

Others with demonstrated awareness of the need for diversity of thought500 WomenAmerican UndergroundFounders InstituteIgnite AcceleratorMake in L.A.NewMe Accelerator,

Co-Working for Women-Led Companies

  1. Blooms London

  2. EvolveHer (Chicago)

  3. HeraHub (Multiple Locations, Hera Hub)

  4. One Roof Melbourne

  5. The Ventura (Australia)

  6. WeAct (Los Altos)

  7. The Wing (New York City)

Networks of Entrepreneurial Women

  1. Ada’s List

  2. Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs

  3. Alley to the Valley

  4. Astia

  5. Athena League

  6. BEACON DC

  7. Black Women Talk Tech

  8. Blooming Founders (Blooming Founders)

  9. C-Sweetener

  10. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network

  11. digitalundivided (digitalundivided)

  12. Ellevate Network (Ellevate Network)

  13. Female Equity

  14. Female Founders Alliance

  15. Global Invest Her

  16. Hautepreneurs

  17. LandIt (Landit)

  18. Lesbians Who Tech

  19. Philly Women in Tech

  20. SheEOs

  21. SheWorx (SheWorx By Lisa Wang)

  22. SoGal (SoGal Ventures)

  23. The Startup Ladies

  24. StartupChicks

  25. TechWomen Canada

  26. theBoardList (theBoardlist)

  27. UPWARD Women

  28. the Vinetta Project

  29. WE Venture

  30. WEST

  31. Women@Austin

  32. Women 2.0 (Women 2.0)

  33. Women Founders Network

  34. Women in Bio

  35. Women Presidents’ Organization

  36. Women Tech Founders

  37. Women Who Startup

  38. Women Who Tech

Organizations Dedicated to Diversity in Venture

  1. AllRaise (AllRaise.org)

  2. Diversity.VC (Diversity VC)

  3. Female Founders

  4. Founders for Change

  5. iNTENT Manifesto

  6. Women.VC

Networks of Women Investors

  1. #Angels (#ANGELS)

  2. AllBright (UK, AllBright)

  3. ArcAngels (New Zealand)

  4. Astia Angels

  5. Beehive Holdings

  6. BELLE Capital (Lauren Flanagan)

  7. Broadway Angels

  8. Golden Seeds (Golden Seeds)

  9. Hera Fund

  10. Investing Women Angels (Scotland)

  11. The JumpFund

  12. New Voices Fund

  13. Plum Alley (Plum Alley)

  14. Scale Investors (Australia)

  15. SheEO (SheEO World)

  16. Sofia Fund

  17. Topstone Angels

  18. We Angels Network (Chile)

  19. WE Capital

  20. Women’s Capital Connection

  21. WOMENA (Womena)

  22. X-Squared Angels

Investor Training Programs/Networks

  1. 37 Angels (37 Angels)

  2. Angel Academe (Angel Academe)

  3. Female Funders

  4. Kauffman Fellows

  5. Pipeline Angels (Pipeline Angels)

  6. Portfolia (Portfolia by Trish Costello)

  7. We Are Enough

  8. Women First Enterprise by the Angel Resource Institute

  9. Women in Venture

Investors Targeting Women-Led/Diverse Companies

  1. 1843 Capital

  2. The 22 Fund

  3. Amplifyher Ventures

  4. Backstage Capital (Arlan)

  5. BBG Ventures (Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua)

  6. Bootstrap Capital

  7. BRAVA Investments

  8. Chloe Capital (Chloe Capital)

  9. Cleo Capital

  10. Cross Culture Ventures

  11. Female Founders Fund (Female Founders Fund)

  12. Gingerbread Capital

  13. Gotham Gal Ventures

  14. Halogen Ventures

  15. Harlem Capital (Harlem Capital Partners)

  16. The Helm

  17. Impact NH Fund

  18. Intel Capital Diversity Fund

  19. InvestHer Ventures

  20. JANE.vc

  21. Jump Canon

  22. Karmijn Kapitaal

  23. Launch with GS

  24. LDR Ventures

  25. Luna Cap Ventures

  26. Merian Ventures

  27. New Age Capital (New Age Capital)

  28. Next Wave Impact

  29. Pique Ventures

  30. Pivotal Ventures

  31. Reign Ventures

  32. Reinventure Capital

  33. Rethink Impact

  34. Shatter Fund

  35. SoGal Ventures (SoGal Ventures)

  36. Springboard Growth Capital (Kay Koplovitz)

  37. Sybilla Masters Fund

  38. Texas Women Ventures

  39. True Wealth Ventures (Sara T Brand)

  40. Victress Capital (Victress Capital)

  41. WE Fund

  42. Women’s Venture Capital Fund

  43. WXR Fund (The WXR Venture Fund)

  44. XFactor Ventures (XFactor Ventures)

  45. XXelerate Fund

VC Funds Led by Female Partners

  1. 11.2 Capital

  2. Aligned Partners

  3. Aspect Ventures (Aspect Ventures)

  4. Astarte Ventures

  5. BackingMinds (BackingMinds)

  6. Bloomberg Beta

  7. Boston Seed

  8. Breakout Ventures

  9. Brilliant Ventures

  10. Converge (Converge)

  11. Cowboy Ventures (Cowboy Ventures)

  12. Day One Ventures

  13. Forerunner Ventures (Forerunner Ventures)

  14. Hustle Fund

  15. Illuminate Ventures (Cindy Padnos)

  16. Impact America Fund

  17. Katalyst Ventures

  18. Longevity Fund

  19. MILA Capital

  20. Moderne Ventures

  21. Reach Capital (Reach Capital)

  22. Relentless Venture Fund

  23. Rivet Ventures

  24. Spero Ventures (Spero Ventures)

  25. Starvest Partners

  26. Supernode Ventures (Supernode Ventures)

  27. Valor Ventures

  28. Westlake Village BioPartners

Crowdfunding for Women-Led Companies

  1. Arya Women (Turkey)

  2. AWE Ventures

  3. iFundWomen (iFundWomen)

  4. TheNextWomen Crowd Fund(Europe, The Next Women)

Tech, Services, Content for Women-Led Companies

  1. Hello Alice (Alice)

  2. The Pink Ceiling

  3. The Point 25 Initiative

  4. Stride Ventures

  5. The State of Women (Women INVESTING)

  6. Ventureneer (Geri Stengel)

  7. Virago

Conferences for Entrepreneurial Women

  1. Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

  2. Female Founders Conference

  3. Female Founders Program at The Montgomery Summit

  4. Million Dollar Women Summit

  5. Women @ Republic (Republic)

  6. Women Entrepreneurs Festival

  7. Women Who Tech

Developing Women Tech Talent

  1. Bella Minds

  2. Black Girls Code

  3. Code First: Girls

  4. CODE2040 (Code2040)

  5. Girl Develop It (Girl Develop It | GDI)

  6. Girls Who Code (Girls Who Code)

  7. Hackbright Academy (Hackbright Academy)

  8. PowerToFly (PowerToFly)

  9. TechGirlz (TechGirlz)

  10. Venture for America (Venture For America)

  11. Women Who Code (Women Who Code)