Let's Put the Fun into Funding! www.investherpodcast.com
In this engaging podcast, Anne Ravanona has frank conversations with global investors, female founders and ecosystem builders, about what it's really like for women entrepreneurs to get funding today. Hear from global guests like Anya Navidski, Julia Hartz, Roxanne Varza etc, to understand what needs to change in the funding ecosystem, so that more women entrepreneurs get funded - and how to put the fun into funding! Each episode is full of practical tips, resources and inspiration, to help you get funded and learn more about the female funding ecosystem!
Three hundred billion dollars. That’s the global financing gap between male-owned and female-owned businesses. When Anne Ravanona heard this appalling statistic she sprang into action and founded Global Invest Her, an online platform dedicated to funding women entrepreneurs. This week we spoke with Anne about closing the confidence gap and perfecting the ask – so you can get funded faster and get back to building your business.
BrightTALK Podcast (London) - 2017
The VC world has always been a tough one, but whether you're a venture capitalist yourself or are looking for funding, the space poses even more challenges if you happen to be female.
Whilst there has been a lot of coverage on the obstacles that women face in the VC world, we'd like to not only tackle these in an open conversation, but also focus on the many opportunities that abound, and empower more women to enter the industry.
Join this panel of VC's from Milan, London, LA and San Francisco, where they will discuss: -How they got started in the industry -The main challenges for women in the VC world and how they're working to overcome them -Tips for start-up founders -I want to be an investor -- where can I begin?
Moderator: Anne Ravanona, CEO & Founder (GlobalInvestHer) Panelists: Kiana Sharifi, Head of Talent at Balderton Capital Diana Saraceni, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Panakes Partners SGR Rachel Muzyczka, Associate at Talis Capital Chang Xu, Investor at Upfront Ventures
Episode 12 - Anne Ravanona - Opportunity Loss: Closing the $300 billion global funding gap between men and women Key Points:
Anne is on a mission to get more women entrepreneurs funded
Need to close the $300 billion funding gap between men and women
Help women understand the funding system, including the language, the biases and how to navigate the system
Change the funding system to provide fair and equal access to funding
After a successful business career, when Anne hit 40 she asked herself what she wanted to do with her life. The answer was a resounding “help female entrepreneurs.” This is when Anne created Global Invest Her. We’ve all read the stories about low funding for women but Anne is stepping up to build a network of women to help other women entrepreneurs. The funding gap between men and women is a whopping $300 billion, which is enormous. Anne’s mission is to close that gap and teach women how to navigate this complex system: one with ever-changing players and rules. Successful female entrepreneurs help other women who are seeking funding by explaining their own journeys and how they were successful in the process. Change is coming, but only slowly: we’re still a long way off from equal funding, despite women being 51% of the global population.
Funding from debt, crowdfunding, equity and desperation financing for smaller and early-stage startups with Anne Ravanona, CEO & Founder of Global Invest Her, a global community and platform that helps women entrepreneurs get investment-ready. Speaker, writer and advocate, Anne is an expert in demystifying fundraising and she joins Vicky to answer two listeners' funding questions, and to discuss Vicky’s personal experiences of raising angel investment, grant and debt funding. This blog post on desperation financing expands on some of the other themes touched on in this episode: https://goo.gl/D1o5hE
Equity investment, knowing your value and the importance of raising enough money to fuel your startup for 18 - 24 months of growth. Global Invest Her founder Anne Ravanona and Vicky Brock urge a high potential female founder to think big and ask for more money.
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