FUNDING FEMALE FOUNDERS AND

CREATING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL

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Her Capital is a female-led seed fund in Singapore investing in 

female-founded, scalable businesses operating in Southeast Asia.

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Our Mission

We are on a mission to actively seek out female founders and capture their potential for superior returns.
 

Emerging markets will contribute 60% of global economic growth by 2028, Southeast Asia being one of the fastest-growing regions and least well-known.


We target businesses across three verticals:

We invest in founders we respect and companies we admire.

 

 

 

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The Opportunity in

Addressing the Diversity Gap

Only 3% of VC funding goes to women-led companies globally

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In 2019, more money was pledged to WeWork ($5Bn), than in 648 female-founded companies combined

An Arbitrage Opportunity 

Female-founded companies make up 6.8% of funded startups.

- Pitchbook

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The Financial Gain

Investment

Performance

"Companies with a female founder performed 63% better than our investments with all-male founding teams."

- First Round Capital; Pitchbook

and All Raise Report

Value

Creation

"Female founded companies generate 5.4% p.a. more valuation increases"

 

- International Finance Corporation

Increased

Profitability

"Companies with women in leadership positions are 25% more likely to outperform on profitability than those without women."

 

- McKinsey

Capital

Efficiency

"For every dollar of funding, startups founded by females generated 78 cents, while male-founded startups generated less than half that —just 31 cents."

 

- Boston Consulting Group

The Female-led Opportunity

Commercial Instincts 

Motivated to innovate for an inclusive world and enhanced employee retention or engagement.

Improved decision-making

and prudent risk
management.

Risk

Awareness

Purposeful Leadership

Environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) are

linked to performance, and increasingly in demand 

by customers and

shareholders.

Business

Practices 

Tap into larger markets and source more diverse customer base.

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Our Team

Managing Partners 

Gail has advised businesses on finance, strategy, talent and peak performance since 2001. At Morgan Stanley, she served companies like BlackRock, CIMB, Legg Mason, Netezza, OCBC, TechTarget, Siemens and Temasek. She led diverse teams across Asia, Europe and the U.S.A and successfully executed >$10bn of M&A and financing deals through market peaks and troughs.

Tanya founded the Ladies Investment Club in Singapore in 2017. Eager to enter the world of venture, she established a team of 40 female investors providing hard to access funding to female founders. Tanya has a track of building investor teams to provide the right combination of skills required to support founders.

Gail Wong

Managing Partner

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Tanya Rolfe

Managing Partner

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Venture Partners

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Director & Portfolio Manager,
Family Office

Andrea LEONG

Due diligence; Investment analysis; Investor outreach

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General Manager
& Ex-Lawyer

Anna PEARSON

Investment Committee member;
Sales and GTM Lead

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Consumer Channels Marketing Lead, Microsoft

Belinda WIDGERY

Marketing Lead (fund & portfolio); Deal sourcing; Founder support

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Investment Banker & Private Equity Investor

Leeming CHOONG

Due Diligence Lead; Deal sourcing;
Investment analysis; Portfolio tracking

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Business Leader,
Abbott Laboratories

Marietta NICOLSON

Medical & Wellness; Deal Sourcing;
Founder Support

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Founder, Paper Lantern Distilling & Financial Manager

Simin KAYHAN AMES

​Founder Support Lead; Deal sourcing; Due diligence; Investment analysis

Advisors

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Software Sales
Professional

Gerald CARROLL

AVP & Sales Team Lead, APAC, ServiceNow

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Digital Transformation Consultant

Jonathan REES

​Sales Lead, Amazon Web Services;
Ex-Partner (Deloitte, EY)

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Experienced Private Equity Investor

Myriam CHANG

Managing Director, Mandala Capital; Ex-Credit Suisse

Equity Investment Professional

Equity Investment Professional

Rahul GHOSH

Ex-Private Equity Investor (Warburg Pincus); Ex-Portfolio Manager (Norges Bank, Oct-Ziff, T.Rowe Price)

Venture Capitalist

Venture Capitalist

Sertac YELTEKIN

Managing Partner, Zingforce Ventures, Impact Investor; Ex-COO Insitor Partners

Industry Experts

Deeptech: Nanotechnology, Aerospace Engineering

Deeptech: Nanotechnology, Aerospace Engineering

Riddhi NAIK

Researcher, Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM)

HR: Employee Experience

HR: Employee Experience

Sasha WIGHT

Managing Director and Employee Experience Lead, wrkflow; Ex-HR Business Partner, Samsung; Ex-Director, KPMG

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works for all. 

 

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next steps. 

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