Happy holiday and best wishes for the new year from the staff, investors and entrepreneurs of Golden Seeds. We are proud to be wrapping up our 14th year of funding promising women-led companies.

Congratulations to Cadenza Innovation, nVision Medical and TomboyX for being named to’s Female Founders 100 – the companies they have been most intrigued by in the past year. 

After seeing hundreds of pitches, Golden Seeds’ Jo Ann Corkran shares 4 mistakes that can be deal-breakers for startups.

#TimesUp has brought more awareness to gender diversity in many organizations, including start-ups.

J ulia Hu, CEO & founder of Lark, discusses how her own medical challenges inspired her to create a personalized care management platform.

Learn how hOM’s mission-driven meditation business is leveraging underutilized real estate and connecting neighbors.

After starting 4 companies, Lewis launched BoardBookit, an app that serves both as a scheduling tool for boards of directors and a document repository for sensitive information.

The early-stage investment firm with a focus on women leaders

Golden Seeds pursues investment returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and those who invest in them. We offer an environment in which exciting women-led businesses receive capital and connections to grow and successfully exit.  The group was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York City, with active chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston and Silicon Valley. One of the largest angel networks in the United States, Golden Seeds has more than 275 members nationwide and has invested over $110 million in more than 150 companies. Plus, the organization has a relationship with three funds with committed capital of $36 million. We aim to achieve market returns for our investors while at the same time creating lasting impact.

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