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American Entrepreneurship Today Louisiana: Female Founders in EdTech Win Big during Invest In Women National Tour
Girls just want to have funds! Chloe Capital is a venture capital firm that travels across the U.S. catalyzing a Movement to decrease the gender gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital. This comes at a time when women-led companies receive less than 3 percent of venture capital, and only .2 percent goes to African American female founders. During the Future of Work & Education program in New Orleans held on February 6, 2020 at The Shop at The CAC, Chloe Capital collaborated with ECMC Foundation to move $275,000 to female founders at the forefront of EdTech.
EdSurge: Jessica Haselton OP/ED Investing in Women-Led Edtech Startups Is More Than a Matter of Equity.
The industry is long overdue for a change. Investors need to begin thinking more equitably about not only what they are investing in, but also who. A strong early investment in edtech found-hers is not only the right thing to do, it has a history of generating long-term benefits for stakeholders as well as students.
The latest stop on the Invest In Women tour was in New Orleans last night at The Shop at the CAC. Five women-led startups pitched in front of a live audience and a panel of investors for a chance to win up to $250,000.
Since 2008, VC investment in women-founded companies has hovered stagnant around 2% and 3%, while the number of deals completed by women founders has steadily risen. But those who do invest in women-led companies enjoy better than average returns on their investments, according to several studies, including a report by Morgan Stanley.
Ready to tackle the inequities head-on and capitalize on the good performance of women-led startups are a handful of new VC firms, including Chloe Capital, which was founded in 2017. “Our founders,” says co-founder of Chloe Capital Kathryn Cartini, “are our star athletes. We discover them and nurture them, and they perform.”
n 2017, Ithacans Erica O’Brian and Elisa Miller-Out partnered with upstate New York’s Kathryn Cartini to found Chloe Capital, a seed-staged venture capital firm focused on women-led innovation companies with the mission of addressing the gender gap in venture capital (VC).
Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation unite to invest up to $250,000 in women-led companies as part of a National Tour to #InvestInWomen.
Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation unite to invest up to $250,000 in women-led companies as part of a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. Entrepreneurs who are transforming their local communities with solutions to advance Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation
Five women-led companies will be selected to pitch their ventures during the Invest In Women Future of Work & Education experience on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.