What is “Savoring” and How Can it Help You Build Wealth?
It may come as no surprise to know that most investor funding is going towards men-founded companies, leaving women founders to settle for a small piece of the pie. What’s more troubling is that venture capital investment is growing year over year, and yet last year only saw 11.2% of VC deals in the US go to women-led companies. In 2019 the venture capital industry invested a record-setting $130 billion+ in US-based companies, yet the percentage of funding that went to women founding teams was disappointingly small.
As if raising money wasn’t hard enough for every entrepreneur, women founders face unique obstacles when raising money, but they don’t let that get in the way, women are creating more companies now than in recent years.
The world has been slow to provide equal opportunities for women and other minorities. But there is only one way to change this and that is to keep fighting and proving everyone wrong, and we are sure some of the women leading these companies will be among the ones leading. These startups are hiring even during the COVID-19 pandemic and looking to add talented people to their teams.
Glossier, Inc. is a direct-to-consumer beauty company that leverages content and community to power a superior shopping experience. Their skincare, makeup, body, and fragrance products are sold in the United States, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom directly through Glossier and in their New York City showroom.
Mighty Networks is a software company redefining the way influencers are growing their brands and followers. It uses breakthrough algorithms and smart technology to build a brand by connecting the most passionate fans and followers by location, by the topics choose, and by the categories defined. Even better, with everything for a brand in one place, you and your members can always get back to the content, conversations, and people you want.
Mighty Networks powers brands and businesses that bring people together via online courses, paid memberships, events, content, and community all under the brand, instantly available natively on every platform. The company’s SaaS platform serves “creators with a purpose” selling experiences, relationships, and expertise to their members via community, content, online courses, and subscription commerce–all offered in one place under the creator’s brand.
Shippo is a multi-carrier shipping API and web app. E-commerce businesses, marketplaces, and platforms are able to connect to multiple shipping carriers around the world from one API and dashboard, through Shippo. Businesses can get shipping rates, print labels, automate international documents, track shipments, and facilitate returns.
The company processes millions of shipments per month for more than 35,000 customers. Businesses are able to instantly access multiple shipping carriers for real-time rates, shipping labels, international paperwork, package tracking, and return logistics.
The Flex Company creates innovative period products that are better for our health and the environment. The Flex Company is known for its patented products FLEX™ Disc, FLEX Cup™, Softdisc® and Softcup®, which are sold online and in major retailers throughout the United States.
Guild Education’s lifelong learning platform offers classes, programs and degrees for working adults, with a path for them to move forward in their education and career. Guild offers these adults support from start to finish, with their technology platform for discovery, learning, and organizing the experience, and extra support with their tech-enabled student advising model.
Maven Clinic operates an on-demand digital care clinic that assists mothers and families during conception, throughout pregnancy, and postpartum. It offers video appointments and private messaging with its proprietary women’s and family health practitioner network, as well as a family benefits platform.
Maven Clinic offers its services for IVF and egg-freezing tracks, pregnancy, postpartum, partner, adoption, surrogacy, and loss tracks, and career coaching and support, and customized manager training for HR. It serves individuals, employers, and healthcare professionals.
Front is reinventing the inbox so people can accomplish more together. With new workflows, efficient collaboration, and all their communication channels in one place, more than 5,000 businesses rely on their Front inbox to be more productive as a team. Founded in 2013, Front has raised $79 million from Sequoia, DFJ, and others to unlock new ways to work that make people more efficient, fulfilled, and ultimately happier at work.
Modern Fertility is a women’s health company that empowers all women to make informed decisions about their health, starting with fertility. Modern Fertility takes the same lab tests previously confined to infertility clinics and makes them more accessible by enabling women to administer a finger-prick at home or going to a nearby lab for a traditional blood draw for a fraction of the cost. By educating women and arming them with powerful information about their reproductive health, the company is closing the fertility information gap and enabling women to have more data for decision-making. Co-founded by Afton Vechery and Carly Leahy, Modern Fertility has raised a total of $7 million to advance fertility science so women can learn more about their bodies on their own terms.
Lumi is a packaging supply chain platform for online brands, from small businesses to leading companies shipping millions of orders per month. The Lumi Editor turns designs into production-ready artwork simplifying the traditional process of getting artwork proof. The Lumi Dashboard allows companies to quickly manage and re-order the supplies they need. Lumi works directly with factories around the world to produce and ship goods at competitive prices across a wide variety of manufacturing and printing techniques.