22 VC firms investing in female-founded companies

February 9, 2018 View comments (5)
Updated as of Feb. 22, 2018.

Since the start of 2006, two venture capital firms—NEA and Golden Seeds—have closed more than 100 deals apiece backing female-founded companies in the US. Twenty-five investors have closed more than 50 deals each.

As a follow-up to our recent content on women in VC, including our interactive map of investment in female-founded companies and articles on whether female founders get better results and closing the gender funding gap, we've highlighted the investors who have most actively funded companies with at least one woman founder.

The list has a number of Silicon Valley heavyweights, including NEA, Greycroft, General Catalyst and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as angel investor Joanne Wilson—who's made it her investment thesis to back female entrepreneurs—and funds specifically focused on women-led businesses, like Golden Seeds.

Here's the list, which includes deals (not accelerator rounds) from 2006 through 2017:

*An earlier version of this post included three accelerators, 500 Startups, Y Combinator and Techstars. We removed the accelerators because the list does not include accelerator rounds. 
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Check out the rest of our coverage of women in VC.

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