Ipshita: In 2019, less than 3% of venture capital was invested in women-led teams. However, women-founded startups are generating 10% more in cumulative revenues compared to their counterparts. At Global Bio Fund, we support women-led businesses, especially at the early stage (pre-seed, seed, Series A), through access to financial capital, social capital, human capital and business acumen.
Aurora: Well Spiffy, when I launched Maakola in 2015, I had no real experience in fashion. But I had an entrepreneurial spirit, and a love of beautiful, sustainable clothes. The saleswomen of Makola market in Ghana inspired me to launch my own ethical fashion brand and bring change to a broken system.
Anie: African Women in Tech was born out of a desire to connect, educate and empower African women who are determined to advance their tech careers, alongside those who have the need to utilize technological tools for the advancement of their businesses. It was born out of a need to close the gender disparity and skill gap of African women in tech spaces.
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