FUNDING FEMALE FOUNDERS AND

CREATING A WORLD WE WANT TO SEE

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Our Mission

We are on a mission to tap into overlooked female founders in the region, addressing the 3% of global venture funding that currently goes to female-led companies, and capture the potential for superior returns. We are driven to harness finance to create a more inclusive world, funding sector-diverse businesses with women at their core:

  • serving women customers and consumers, and/or

  • employing women in key leadership roles

 
 

The Opportunity in

Addressing the Diversity Gap

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

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

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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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Associates

Miriam GIANASSO

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MBA Associate 

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ex-Manager (business development), Alibaba and L’Oreal;  INSEAD MBA candidate; VC lead and volunteer board member, Girls in Tech

Venture Partners 

Advisors 

Andrea
LEONG

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Director &

Portfolio Manager, Family Office

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Due diligence; Investment analysis; Investor outreach

Anna

PEARSON

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General Manager

&

Lawyer

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Investment Committee member; Sales and GTM Lead

Belinda
WIDGERY

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Consumer Channels Marketing Lead, Microsoft

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

Leeming
CHOONG, CFA

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Investment Banker

& Private Equity Investor

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

Simin
KAYHAN AMES

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Founder, Paper Lantern Distilling

& Financial Manager

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Founder support Lead; Deal sourcing; Due diligence; Investment analysis

Annie

LUU

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Startup Coach & Venture Capitalist 

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Head of Asia, Fingerprint for Success; Ex-General Manager Asia (Investible)

Gerald

CARROLL

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Sales Lead,

ServiceNow 

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AVP & Sales Team Lead for Asia Pac/ Japan, ServiceNow

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Digital Transformation Consultant

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Sales lead, Amazon Web Services; Ex-Partner (Deloitte, EY) overseeing digital transformation

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Equity Investment Professional

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Ex-Private equity investor (Warburg Pincus); ExPortfolio manager (Norges Bank, Oct-Ziff, T.Rowe Price)

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Venture 

Capitalist

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

 

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