[Upstart] 6 Tips for Female Founders Looking for Funding


Jenna Fernandes (shown here with Scooby) is the chief executive officer of, a platform for booking in-home family care services such as babysitting, pet care, tutoring and more.

December 19th 2014

The UpTake: Even if your startup is in a “girly” category, there is investor money to be had for those who don’t mind bragging (honestly) about themselves and doing research to create a spreadsheet of people who would truly want to back your business.

A ccording to research from MIT, only 7 percent of startups that receive venture funding have a female founder. I know firsthand that it’s not easy raising money as a female founder, but things are getting better and the odds are starting to improve for females seeking funding for their ventures.

Here are six key strategies that any female entrepreneur can use to push the odds into their favor when raising money from investors…Read More.

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