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SUPER SISTERS: Verve raises $2.6 million as female investors rally around

- September 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Female-focused superannuation fund Verve Super has raised $2.6 million predominantly with female and impact-focused investors. Verve Super CEO Christina Hobbs they decided to do things differently by seeking to raise capital specifically from people with a passion for women’s economic equality and investors who demonstrated a passion for impact investing in female-led companies. “In the… Read more »

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A new report into how New Zealand female founders tackle raising capital reveals blokes could help fix things if they’re invested enough

- July 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

New research documenting the experiences of female entrepreneurs in New Zealand as they try to raise capital show a range of challenges that could be easily fixed. Raising Capital in Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights From Women Entrepreneurs by University of Auckland Business School researcher Dr Janine Swail, outlines the insights and experiences of 26 women.… Read more »

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YEAH BUT NO: Tech bureaucrats mistakenly tell 1000 female founders of grant success

- July 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

More than 1,000 Australian women entrepreneurs were left with a sour taste in their mouth this week after an email bungle from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Early on Monday morning, the department, which is in the portfolio of Technology Minister Christian Porter, sent applicants of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative emails wrongly saying… Read more »

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The unspoken issues holding back female founders

- July 6, 2021 5 MIN READ

Women who are founders, co-founders or CEOs all face similar challenges unique to their gender. In order to maintain the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business owners, these issues must be addressed. Given that the odds are stacked against women when they enter the startup scene, it is critical to explore how many unspoken gendered… Read more »

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Applications for investment from Victoria’s $10 million Alice Anderson Fund are now open for women-led startups

- July 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Female entrepreneurs have the chance to score up to $300,000 in early-stage funding from the Victorian government for their startup ,with applications for the new $10 million Alice Anderson Fund now open. The fund, led by LaunchVic, is designed to address a chronic shortage of equity investment in startups founded by women. LaunchVic CEO Dr… Read more »

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Founder program Tech Ready Women is looking for 100 budding startup entrepreneurs

- March 17, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Female founders education program Tech Ready Women is running an eight-week startup program ‘idea to MVP’ (minimum viable product) for 100 women in entrepreneurship. The startup program is built on four key pillars; community, mentoring, skills/education, and investment. It has been specifically designed for non-tech female founders who want to step confidently into the tech… Read more »

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Angel investment network Scale Investors appoints two new female CEOs

- March 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne angel investment network Scale Investors has chose two co-CEOs,  Chelsea Newell and Samar Mcheileh, to replace departed boss Ariane Barker. Scale invests in female-led startups and was founded in 2013 by a group of leading Melbourne businesswomen. With the backing of high net worth individuals, the organisation has backed 30 companies in that time… Read more »

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Antler launches The Reindeer Network to empower female innovators

- June 25, 2020 2 MIN READ

Antler Australia has unveiled a new program aimed at empowering and inspiring ambitious women to launch and lead their own startup.  Female founders face significant hurdles when accessing capital, tapping into supportive networks and backing themselves, according to this recent government report. These hurdles are part of the reason why only 56% of startups have… Read more »

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An $18 million government program backing female founders is seeking feedback

- August 26, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Government is currently seeking feedback on its $18 million Female Founders Initiative, due to roll out in 2020. Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews said the program is designed to support female business founders and consultation on it is underway until September 30. “We want to give businesses led by women the best… Read more »

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This female founder told investors she had two important projects underway as she raised $2.2 million

- August 1, 2019 4 MIN READ

Work180 co-founders Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva. Photo: supplied Work180 has raised $2.2m as part of its mission to end workplace discrimination Giant Leap and Investible have joined Kim Jackson’s Skip Capital, which led the raise It counts Microsoft, NAB, BHP and Atlassian among its clients. When Gemma Lloyd set out to raise $2.2 million… Read more »