Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

A venture capital firm investing in startups founded by women. It was founded in 2013 and is located in New York City.

Female Founders Fund is a venture capital firm founded in 2013 by Anu Duggal. The firm is also known as F3 or FCubed. Its headquarters is located in New York City, New York. As of February 2019, the firm is managing a portfolio containing 30 companies and has sold its shares in seven companies. Its most recent investment was on January 2019 for Billie, a brand selling female-oriented shaving supplies and premium body care products.

Funding

Female Founders Fund has an interest in investing in startups in four industries: online marketplaces, e-commerce, web-enabled services, and web platforms. The firm has managed to raise a total of $59 million through three funding series, with its latest held in May 2018. This funding round amassed $27 million, the same amount the firm has collected during its second funding round which was conducted in June 2016.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location
Tala (company)

A financial technology company with a mobile application to manage personal loan. Founded in 2011 and has headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

Microcredit
Personal finance
Wealth management
Financial inclusion
Big data
Financial technology
Dar es Salaam
Mexico City
Mumbai
Nairobi
Santa Monica, California
Manila
Bangalore
WayUp

WayUp is a company connecting students with jobs during and after college. It participated in the W15 cohort of Y Combinator.

Recruitment
Jobs
College recruiting
Part Time Job
College, Alaska
New York City
Billie (company)

Billie is an American e-commerce company that manufactures and sells razors marketed directly toward women.

E-commerce
New York
Reachify

E-commerce
Enterprise software
Health information technology
Big data
Telecommunication
Marketplace
New York
San Diego
Reaction Commerce

Reaction Commerce is a real time and open source commerce platform for modern retailers and brands.

E-commerce
Retail
Santa Monica, California
Sawyer

Sawyer is a Brooklyn-based company.

Child
Booking
Brooklyn
Winky Lux

Winky Lux is a New York-based company.

New York
Tempest

Minibar Delivery

Minibar Delivery is a New York-based company.

New York
Shine

Shine is a sms company.

SMS
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Female Founders Fund, L.P.
5,000,000
1,950,000
New York City
October 16, 2013
Female Founders Fund Opportunity I, LLC
2,800,000
2,800,000
New York
May 2020
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Anu Duggal

Founder

Emily St. Denis

Director of Community

Sutian Dong

Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

'Thank God You Exist.' These Female VCs Have $27 Million to Invest in Women's Ideas

Lucy Feldman

Web

August 31, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

The Women Of NYC's Female Founders Fund On The Face Of Entrepreneurship & Supporting Women | TIME

September 6, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Bentobox

Billie

Boon Gable

Co-Star

Culinary Agents

Eloquii

Entrypoint

Gixo

Hop Sobriety

Knowsy

Landit

Local Bushel

Loverly

Manicube

Maven

Minibar

Peanut

Primary

Reachify

Sawyer

Shine

Spruce Up

Tala

Thrive Global

Viyet

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