Funding Issues and Options for Women Entrepreneurs

Source: Ladies Who Launch . com
by Victoria Colligan

Traditional Venture Capital

Problem: it is an old boy’s network and access to it is limited.

The traditional Venture Capital (VC) structure is not conducive to women’s businesses which tend to be passion-driven, and less focused on exit strategies requiring high returns in short periods (5 years or less). Women typically want to balance money with fulfillment and may focus less on high returns if this means giving up specific lifestyle characteristics.

Solution: Some venture capitalists that “think out of the box” and focus on funding women owned companies are alternatives to consider.

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