GOLDEN SEEDS ENTERS 15TH YEAR OF FUNDING WOMEN-LED COMPANIES
At the annual Golden Seeds Summit in January, Golden Seeds reflected on 14 years of funding women-led companies. We are proud to have done so at a scale that is unmatched in our industry. And we are thrilled that the investment potential of women-led companies is now widely recognized. It is no wonder. We have entered the era of the woman entrepreneur. Today, there are record numbers of women entrepreneurs in the US. In 2017, women-owned businesses were 40% of all companies. That compares to just 29% in 2007. During this time, women-owned companies grew by 58%, compared to 12% for businesses overall.*
Since 2005, Golden Seeds has invested over $115 million in over 150 companies. These investments have been made by over 800 Golden Seeds investors, many of whom actively participate in screening companies, conducting due diligence and serving as advisors and board members. We celebrate the remarkable women entrepreneurs who have come to Golden Seeds with innovative ideas, determination and vision.
*American Express’ State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, 2018