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Women in Entrepreneurship: Investment and Opportunity

Investors often chase the same companies, inflating valuations and producing questionable returns for later investors. One part of the market — women-led and gender balanced teams — is still under the radar, but the data shows that this segment outperforms others by producing higher returns with less capital. Indeed, companies that include both women and men in product creation and leadership are best positioned for survival. Hear from both sexes about the value that is created by tapping all brain power and diverse consumer interest.

Panelists

Deborah Jackson: Co-Founder, Plum Alley Investments
Katherine Ryder, Founder, CEO Maven
Shan-Lyn Ma: Founder, Zola.com
Hayley Bay Barna: Founder, Birchbox
Alex Iskold, Managing Director, Techstars NYC

Full Video - Women in Entrepreneurship | StartupColumbia 2017
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Only 7% of $67B in VC Funding Went to Female-Founded Companies in 2016 | StartupColumbia 2017
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Birchbox: From a Bootstrapped $10K to $80M in Funding | StartupColumbia 2017
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Women are Driving Family Healthcare Spending | StartupColumbia 2017
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With $40M in Funding, Zola is One of the Fastest Growing eCommerce Companies | StartupColumbia 2017
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