Significant gains still need to be made for women to achieve full economic parity, particularly on a global scale. Research commissioned by Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network suggests that women entrepreneurs are poised to have a breakout decade starting in 2020. The annual Women Entrepreneur Cities Index tracks 50 global cities and their success in fostering growth for women-owned start-ups.
What starts up in the Bay Area have female founders?
Here are the top 5 women entrepreneurs ranked by the highest 30-day investment score
- Health start-up “Evidation” with Christine Lemke (Co-founder & President) and Mikki Nasch (Co-founder) (a LinkedIn search left us speechless and awkwardly unfit). They had a sheer $259M funding round.
- Gene editing start-up “Graphite Bio” with Maria Grazia Roncardolo as one of the four co-founders (Did we say we feel uncomfortable? Biotech, Stanford alumni & professor ánd start-up founder.. what?!). Graphite Bio received a mere $195M in funding.
- Remote health care app “Harmonize” with Riya Pulicharam as co-founder and Chief Medical Officer. Health is hip, their funding was $13.8M.
- Football app “Gloria” with Victoire H. Cogevina Reynal on board, who simultaneously runs the 1st women only led sports agency ááánd advocating for Gender Equality (talking about breaking taboos!). “The Home of Football” app received a $3M investment round.
- Remote event start-up “Offsyte” with Emma Hong Guo as co-founder and CEO (we #stalked a little bit and were impressed by the engineering genius). They received a $1.5M funding.
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