5 Female Founders Pitch for Investments; Application Deadline February 12, 2020

National Movement to Invest in Women Entrepreneurs
Coming to Charlotte, NC 

5 Female Founders Pitch for Investments; Application Deadline February 12, 2020

For Immediate Release

Charlotte, NC, January 21, 2020  Despite recent progress, women-led companies still received less than 3% of all venture capital in 2019. 

Chloe Capital is a new breed of VC committed to decreasing the gender gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital. In two years, the firm has rallied a national network of female founders, impact investors and industry leaders to lead world change. 

“Numbers are rising but not fast enough, and yet female founded companies outperform their male peers by 60% in terms of value for investors. Female entrepreneurs are good at identifying market opportunities, adapting to change,  innovating, creating value and keeping costs low,said Suzanne Cryer in support of the Movement. Suzanne plays venture capitalist, Laurie Bream, on HBO’s hit show, “Silicon Valley.” 

To these ends, Chloe Capital is being recognized as a Movement to #InvestInWomen, which lands in Charlotte, NC on May 19, 2020. We invite all media to call attention to not only a night of innovation, but a rare opportunity for women entrepreneurs to pitch for investments in their companies. At least one female founder will receive up to $250,000 in investments from Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation. 

ECMC Foundation’s mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes. The Foundation makes grants and investments in companies advancing solutions in college success and career readiness.

“Our goal at ECMC Foundation is to support innovations in education that impact underserved learners,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation. “We’re taking the Future of Work & Education to Charlotte, our third stop to Invest In Women. I encourage all female founders to apply for this investment opportunity from ECMC Foundation and our partners at Chloe Capital.”

Chloe Capital’s signature programs are designed to connect VC-ready female founders with funding opportunities in 24 hours. Founders also gain visibility and connections to industry leaders who help drive businesses forward after investments. In partnership with ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital has produced programs in Los Angeles (October 30, 2019), and New Orleans (February 6, 2020). Our next program will be held in Charlotte, NC on May 19, 2020. 

RSVP > InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

“It’s been a decade since I lived and worked in Charlotte, NC,” said Kathryn Cartini, Partner, Chloe Capital. “Known as the second largest banking city in the nation, I commend Charlotte on a glorious rebound after the recession. I believe betting on innovation made the difference, and I’m excited to meet the community leaders who lead the way,” she added.  

In addition to a night of innovation focused on celebrating diversity and inclusion, we ask for your support in sharing these funding opportunities. Applications are open for women entrepreneurs to pitch in Charlotte for investments in their companies. Five women-led companies building solutions in Education and Workforce Innovation will be chosen to participate in the Charlotte program, and pitch for up to $250,000 in investments from Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation. Founders do not need to be located in Charlotte, NC, nor will they need to relocate their businesses to participate in this opportunity. The application deadline is February 12, 2020.

APPLY > ChloeCapital.com/funding

“Recruiting the most promising female founders is an honor,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Managing Partner, Chloe Capital. “Every single woman invited to participate in our programs, connect with our co-investors and receive Chloe Capital investment is a Champion. It’s our job to find them and help make their dreams come true.” 

Together with ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital will deploy $750,000 to early-stage, women-led companies across the U.S. Join the Movement to #InvestInWomen. Spread the word about the next pitch event in Charlotte, NC on May 19, 2020, and let women entrepreneurs everywhere know about this funding opportunity. The application deadline is February 12, 2020. 

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Contact:
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

About Chloe Capital_______________

In 2017, Chloe Capital set out to #InvestInWomen. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 10,000 supporters, investors and women-led innovation companies. The firm partners with foundations, universities and corporations to host fundraising programs for women entrepreneurs in cities across the U.S. The Chloe Capital Fund makes investments in the most promising women-led companies in their network. ChloeCapital.com

5 Female Founders Pitch for Investments; Application Deadline February 12, 20202020-01-21T16:35:43+00:00

$250,000 Earmarked for Female Founders Building Solutions in Postsecondary Education 

 

Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education

New Orleans, LA – February 06, 2020

For Immediate Release

New Orleans (January 5 , 2020 )— The Chloe Capital National Tour arrives in New Orleans, LA on February 06, 2020. Chloe Capital has teamed up with ECMC Foundation to invest up to $250,000 during Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education. This is the second experience in a trilogy of programs with ECMC Foundation geared towards advancing solutions in postsecondary education: college success. career readiness, and workforce transformation, with the first held in Los Angeles, C.A. and the finale taking place in Charlotte, N.C. this spring.

With less than three percent of female founders receiving venture capital funding, Chloe Capital’s signature programs were designed as fundraising opportunities for women entrepreneurs. In the course of 24 hours, women participate in founder / investor activities focused on building relationship capital. Each program ends with a Shark Tank-style pitch event for women entrepreneurs. Join us in New Orleans on February 6, 2020 to find out which women-led company will receive investments from Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation. 

“After a great experience in Los Angeles, we’re excited to continue investing in women-led companies alongside Chloe Capital in New Orleans,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation. “This next wave of female founders are leading innovative ventures in education and workforce,” she added.  

Here are the female founders selected from over 2000 applicants to join our Movement : 

 

Jennifer Kushell Founder of EYP Ventures

Jennifer Kushell

Founder / CEO, EYP Ventures

Marina Del Rey, California

ExploringYourPotential.com 

1 billion young people are entering the global workforce. Are your students ready to compete? EYP Ventures is redefining workforce readiness with Exploring Your Potential – a multimedia platform for career planning. EYP is currently used by colleges and universities including the University of Texas and the State University of New York (SUNY).

 

Ariel Lopez Founder of Knac

Ariel Lopez

Co-founder / CEO, Knac

New York, New York

Knac.io

Companies spend over $14B each year on recruiting software, yet over 50 percent of executives say finding the right talent is their biggest concern. Knac is a hiring platform that improves the candidate experience. Companies including Nike, Google, eBay and Snapchat use Knac to help screen, manage and provide feedback to applicants.  

 

 

Leah Lykins Founder of WhereWeGoLeah Lykins

Co-Founder, WhereWeGo

New Orleans, Louisiana

WhereWeGo.org

6 out of 10 job openings require training beyond high school. Built by educators and tested by students, WhereWeGo is a content management system for training programs. Career seekers compare costs, outcomes, and future salaries of education opportunities by region.  Partnerships include Tulane University and the City of New Orleans.

 

Beth Porter Founder Riff AnalyticsBeth Porter

Co-founder / CEO, Riff Analytics 

Newton Center, Massachusetts

Rifflearning.com

Companies spend billions on training and coaching to help managers develop social skills. Riff Analytics is an AI platform that uses audio and text data to track behaviors like bias and dominance. Users build self-awareness by receiving real-time feedback. The government of Canada is using Riff to expand their innovation footprint and spur culture change. 

 

Janna Westbrook Founder of Provider PoolJanna Westbrook

Founder / CEO, Provider Pool 

St. Louis, Missouri

ProviderPool.co 

Hospitals need nurses, and competition for talent is intense. Powered by technology, younger nursing professionals have new needs and behaviors. Made by nurses for nurses, Provider Pool is an online labor marketplace that connects hospitals to nurses for on-demand staffing needs. It’s the future of work in healthcare, used by over 400 nurses. 

In addition to partaking in a live pitch event, guests will gain inspiration from world-class speakers including: Jennifer Indovina, CEO, Tenrehte Technologies; Sumi Krishnan, Founder / President, K4 Solutions; Kate Brodock, CEO, Women 2.0; and Carrie Norton, Founder / CEO, Green Business BASE CAMP. A panel of experienced investors will provide valuable feedback on the investment potential of each company. 

“The panelists invited to participate in our programs represent active investors who now have the opportunity to invest alongside Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation,” said Kathryn Cartini, Partner, Chloe Capital. “We believe collaborative investing at the seed stage is the way forward.” Investor panelists include: Jean Hammond, General Partner, LearnLaunch Accelerator; Peter Liu, Vice President, Pritzker Group Venture Capital; Kim Seals, General Partner, The JumpFund; and Jason Palmer, General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners. 

Months prior to each event, Chloe Capital performs thorough due diligence on each company. Industry experts collaborate on business, technology, finance, and IP analysis, to support investment decisions. To help catalyze long-lasting success, Chloe Capital will also drive business for these founders after each program by tapping into its national network of 10,000 founders, investors, and community leaders. Supporting companies already paying it forward with free and discounted professional services include HubSpot, Google for Startups, TriNet, and Cooley LLP.

 “There’s magic to this Movement,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Managing Partner, Chloe Capital. “Community is at the foundation of our signature programs. All are welcome to experience the Movement by attending our shows, which are free and open to the public. Investors are also encouraged to participate. We’re raising millions for these founders, and together, having a major impact!” 

Miss the chance to apply to pitch in New Orleans? No problem. Female founders can apply for funding anytime at ChloeCapital.com/funding. The Chloe Capital National Tour hits Charlotte, NC on May 19, 2020. Founders do not need to be based in Charlotte, NC to pitch or receive funding. The application deadline for this opportunity ends on February 12, 2020. 

 

Media and community members are invited to attend all shows. RSVP here: 

InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com

InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

 

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Contact
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

 

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

 

About Chloe Capital_______________

Chloe Capital is more than a VC firm – we’re a Movement. Despite recent progress, less than 3% of women-led companies receive venture capital in the U.S. Yet studies show that companies with women leaders generate more sales, exist faster and produce greater returns for investors. In partnership with foundations, universities and corporate innovators, Chloe Capital has set out on a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. ChloeCapital.com

 

$250,000 Earmarked for Female Founders Building Solutions in Postsecondary Education 2019-12-31T22:47:02+00:00

HBO Star Headlines Los Angeles Event for Women Entrepreneurs

Two Female Founders Receive Investments from 

Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation; 

Actress Suzanne Cryer Joins Movement to Invest In Women

LOS ANGELES, CA October 30, 2019

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles (November 6, 2019) — “The needles barely budge but it’s getting better, firms like Chloe Capital are changing things,” said Suzanne Cryer, Actress, HBO Silicon Valley. “But we do need to think about where we are, why we are here, how can we change and where we want to be?” HBO star Suzanne Cryer is paving the way forward as she conveys a passionate message of how women are positively disruptive. Suzanne surrenders her emotional intelligence as Laurie Bream, playing a venture capitalist in HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Five women entrepreneurs left an impact at The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, in Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2019. ECMC Foundation, a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes, and Chloe Capital, a new breed of venture capitalist banded together to fund female founders nationally. In LA, women entrepreneurs pitched live for up to $250,000 during the first in a trilogy to #InvestInWomen: Future of Work & Education. 

“Congratulations to all of the finalist who pitched on stage for their leadership in education and workforce transformation,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation. “We are excited to announce an investment opportunity in InScribe, led by Katy Kappler and Ana Hernandez, who are creating online communities for learners to access resources, get questions answered and share knowledge with one another. We are proud to be partnering with InScribe on this important effort.”

“Los Angeles experienced the presence of the Movement to #InvestinWomen at The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. Congratulations to NODE Eco for receiving an investment from Chloe Capital! Co-founder/CEO, Bec Chapin, and her team are building sustainable homes fast. Delivering beautiful homes with a guaranteed price, while activating a new workforce.” said Kathryn Cartini, Partner, Chloe Capital. “We enjoyed an evening with great LA community supporters, amazing speaker firesides, and a fantastic keynote featuring Suzanne Cryer, an actress on HBO’s Silicon Valley.”

Nationally, we are leading a Movement to decrease the gender gap in entrepreneurship for women entrepreneurs. During this eventful time, ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital, and event sponsors: Michelson 20MM Foundation, Employment Technology Fund (ETF@JFFLabs), and LearnLaunch lead the Movement forward by investing in women. Including LA investors panel: Amon Anderson, Director, Acumen America; Isabelle Hau, Partner, Omidyar Network; Shauntel Garvey, Co-founder, Reach Capital; Jordan Wahbeh, Partner, Bay Angels, and Diana Ingram, Board Member, ECMC Foundation, strengthen the culture to #InvestInWomen.

“It’s a wrap in LA; next stop New Orleans! The finalists delivered stellar pitches and will continue to have access to our community. This collaboration with ECMC Foundation is fundamental at a time where only 2% of all venture capital investment goes to women-led ventures,” added Elisa Miller-Out, Managing Partner, Chloe Capital. “Congratulations Bec Chapin, Katy Kappler and Ana Hernandez, welcome to the ECMC Foundation and Chloe family!”

Chloe Capital will continue to drive business to the finalist by tapping into its national network of 10,000 founders, investors and community leaders. Leading companies, including HubSpot for Startups, Google for Startups, TriNet, Cooley LLP, Astia Angels, Dawnbreaker, Lady Engineer, Mackenzie Hughes, Lakelet Strategy, Next Wave Impact, Peacock Media, Singlebrook, Social Venture Circle, SUNY RF, and Women2.0 are already paying it forward to support female founders.

Learn more at ChloeCapital.com/funding. This program is part of our National Tour to connect women entrepreneurs to capital through PopUp experiences to gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. Apply for an investment opportunity. Companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.

Deadlines for applications: 

New Orleans, LA: November 1, 2019

Charlotte, NC: February 12, 2020

RSVP to the shows: 

New Orleans, LAFebruary 6, 2020 > InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com

Charlotte, NCMay 19, 2020 > InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

 

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Contact: 

Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

About Chloe Capital_______________

In 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 10,000 supporters, investors and women-led innovation companies. ChloeCapital.com

HBO Star Headlines Los Angeles Event for Women Entrepreneurs2019-12-13T21:13:55+00:00

Calling Women-led Edtech Companies Seeking Investments

National Tour to Invest in Women:

Next Stops, New Orleans & Charlotte!

 

For Immediate Release

New York, NY, October, 22, 2019 Calling all women-led companies. Apply to pitch your venture for funding in New Orleans, LA and Charlotte, NC during Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education! Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation have united to invest up to $250,000 at each event in women-led companies. Founders will also gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. This initiative is 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 can apply at ChloeCapital.com/funding

Deadlines for applications: 

New Orleans, LA: November 1, 2019

Charlotte, NC: February 12, 2020

Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation launched Education Innovation Ventures to invest in companies with a mission to improve educational outcomes and economic mobility among students from underserved backgrounds.

“Our goal at ECMC Foundation is to support innovation in education and invest in scalable solutions that improve outcomes for underserved learners,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation. “Thanks to our partnership with Chloe Capital, we are able to identify and invest in more women-led ventures focused on expanding educational opportunity and economic mobility.”

“As a New Orleans native, I’m excited about bringing our tour home to fund female founders in collaboration with ECMC Foundation,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Partner, Chloe Capital. “We have set out to find the next up and coming women-led companies that are making an impact in their communities.”

“Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation will also host a pitch event for women entrepreneurs in Charlotte, NC,” added Kathryn Cartini, Partner, Chloe Capital. “I spent many years working and living the Queen City. I’m looking forward to seeing how the venture community has grown.” 

We’re excited to move the needle by shining a light on as many female founders as possible. Women-led companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. We hope you’ll join us in spreading the news about these funding opportunities. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.

APPLY to the shows: 

New Orleans, LANovember 1, 2019 > InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com

Charlotte, NCFebruary 12, 2020 > InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

Learn more at ChloeCapital.com/funding. Companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.

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Contact:
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________
ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

About Chloe Capital_______________
In 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 10,000 supporters, investors and women-led innovation companies. ChloeCapital.com

 

 

Calling Women-led Edtech Companies Seeking Investments2019-12-13T21:15:02+00:00

Five Finalists Pitching for $250,000 in LA

 Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 30, 2019

 

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles (October 30, 2019 ) —First stop, Los Angeles on October 30, 2019, five female founders will light the stage up with their energy as they pitch to win up to $250,000. Witness the Movement in action as we have partnered with ECMC Foundation to fund women-led companies. The time is here to Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education.

These new funding opportunities are part of a National Tour for women-led innovation companies, which comes at a time when female founders receive less than 5 percent of all venture capital. 

“We are very excited to be partnering with Chloe Capital to invest in women entrepreneurs,” said Jessica Haselton, director of program-related investments, ECMC Foundation. “The timing couldn’t be more relevant – the gap in funding is felt most acutely at the early stages of a company’s life cycle. We believe our catalytic investments will help expand market and financing opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and lead to increased representation in the education and workforce sectors.”

Here are the female founders selected to participate in this unique experience :

Stella Ashaolu Founder WeSolv

Stella Ashaolu

Founder / CEO, WeSolv WeSolv.com

Chicago, Illinois

WeSolv reduces hiring bias and helps connect companies to more diverse candidates. The platform allows candidates to showcase their skills. Competency is assessed through performance data from real projects.

 

 

 

 

Bec Chapin Founder NODE Eco

Bec Chapin

Co-Founder / CEO, NODE Eco Node.eco

Seattle, Washington 

NODE Eco builds sustainable homes fast. Delivering beautiful homes with a guaranteed price, while activating a new workforce.

 

 

 

 

                         
Katherine Kappler Founder InScribe

Katherine (Katy) Kappler

Co-Founder / CEO, InScribe InScribe.com

Denver, Colorado 

InScribe leverages the power of community + artificial intelligence to connect students to resources, answers and individuals they need to succeed. The platform provides on boarding assistance, curriculum support and career counseling.

 

 

 

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami Founder Cell-EdJessica Rothenberg-Aalami

Founder / CEO, Cell-Ed Cell-Ed.com

San Francisco, California 

Cell-Ed offers a customized messaging platform for education providers and employers. 50+ customers are currently using the mobile solution to reach, teach, and upskill adult learners, including NYS, LA Public Library, SEIU and Chili’s Restaurants.

 

 

 

 

Yulkendy Valdez Founder Forefront

Yulkendy Valdez

Co-Founder / CEO, Forefront Forefront.co

New York, New York

Forefront is a learning application for global and remote teams to train employees in intercultural literacy. Employees build better relationships with their peers and with customers around the world. Companies become more competitive and profitable. 

 

These five finalists are leading companies that are innovative across education, career readiness, and workforce transformation. We invite the community to take action in supporting women-led ventures, leading growth within their local communities.

Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation will invest up to $250,000 in women-led companies in three cities.

The Movement to Invest In Women hits Los Angeles, CA October 30, 2019 as finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors that are ready to invest in female founders. ECMC Foundation, Chloe Capital and Los Angeles event sponsors: Michelson 20MM Foundation, Employment Technology Fund, ETF@JFFLabs, LearnLaunch are joining forces to #InvestInWomen.

Next stop, to Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education is February 6, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.

The third stop in the National Tour wraps up on May 19, 2020 in Charlotte, NC.

RSVP to witness female founders as they pitch to win up to $250,000 to invest into their companies.

Chloe Capital has performed thorough due diligence on each company. Experts assisted with business, technology, finance, market and IP analysis, which will be used by Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation to make investment decisions.

In addition to receiving funding from ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital, founders will gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. “We’ve seen firsthand what female founders accomplish when connected with capital and networks and we’re excited about this opportunity to make an impact and an outsized financial return” said Elisa Miller-Out, partner, Chloe Capital. 

Investor Panelists will provide feedback during the live pitch event.  All of these investors are committed to investing in women-led companies. As part of our Movement to Invest In Women, we’re leading the way by recruiting the best talent, performing due diligence, making an early investment and presenting the opportunity. Since November 2017, Chloe Capital has helped our portfolio companies raise an additional $7M. 

The investor panel represents active investors who are taking action towards Chloe Capital’s mission. Panelists include: Amon Anderson, Director, Acumen America; Isabelle Hau, Partner, Omidyar Network; Shauntel Garvey, Co-founder, Reach Capital; Jordan Wahbeh, Partner, Bay Angels; Diana Ingram, Board Member, ECMC Foundation.

As part of the Movement, Chloe Capital will drive business for these companies after the investment by tapping into its national network of 12,000 founders, investors and community leaders. Leading companies including HubSpot for Startups, Google for Startups, Ernst & Young, TriNet, and Cooley LLP are already paying it forward to support our female founders with professional services. 

Chloe Capital has launched their #InvestInWomen tour for women-led companies with creative innovations and ideas in Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation. “We are a part of national movement with a mission to increase investment opportunities for female founders, we are taking action in decreasing the gender gap in entrepreneurship and empowering women leaders with each step we take,” said Kathryn Cartini, partner, Chloe Capital.

Female founders are encouraged to apply for funding at ChloeCapital.com/funding. Companies do not need to be located in Los Angeles, New Orleans or Charlotte to pitch or receive investments.

 

Media and community members are also invited to attend all shows. RSVP here:

InvestInWomen-LA.eventbrite.com

InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com

InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com 

 

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Contact:
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

 

About Chloe Capital_______________

Chloe Capital is more than a VC firm – we’re a Movement. Despite recent progress, less than 5% of women-led companies receive venture capital in the U.S. Yet companies with women leaders statistically perform better and produce greater returns for investors. In partnership with foundations, universities and corporate innovators, Chloe Capital has set out on a national tour to #InvestInWomen. ChloeCapital.com

Five Finalists Pitching for $250,000 in LA2019-10-27T02:25:48+00:00

ECMC Foundation Partners with Chloe Capital to Invest in Women

Next Stops on National Tour: Los Angeles, New Orleans and Charlotte

For Immediate Release

New York (August 13, 2019)—ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital have joined forces to provide funding to women entrepreneurs at the helm of early-stage ventures. Together, the organizations are hosting a trilogy of 1-day pop-up accelerators in the following cities:

Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education

These new funding opportunities are part of a National Tour for women-led innovation companies, which comes at a time when female founders receive less than 5 percent of all venture capital.

Five women-led companies will be selected to pitch their ventures in each city. The winners will receive investments of up to $250,000. 

“We’re excited to now partner with Chloe Capital to invest in women entrepreneurs,” said Jessica Haselton, director of program-related investments, ECMC Foundation. “This Movement aligns perfectly with ECMC Foundation’s mission to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes–especially among underserved populations.”

Last year the Foundation began making program-related investments in companies aiming to improve educational outcomes and economic mobility among students from underserved backgrounds. ECMC Foundation provides flexible, risk capital to early-stage ventures and entrepreneurs through various programs which focus on innovation in postsecondary education.

In November 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to invest in the most promising women-led innovation companies. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 11,000 founders, investors and innovation supporters.

“In collaboration with ECMC Foundation we’re excited to announce the expansion of our Movement to LA, New Orleans and Charlotte,” said Kathryn Cartini, partner, Chloe Capital.

“We’re moving capital in each city we visit, and empowering women leaders with each step we take,” added Elisa Miller-Out, partner, Chloe Capital.

Companies with creative innovations and ideas in Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation are encouraged to apply for funding at ChloeCapital.com/funding. Companies do not need to be located in Los Angeles to pitch or receive investments. In addition to receiving funding from ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital, founders will gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. 

Media and community members are also invited to attend the show. RSVP at
InvestInWomen-LA.eventbrite.com
InvestInWomen-NOLA.eventbrite.com
InvestInWomen-CLT.eventbrite.com

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Contact
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

About Chloe Capital_______________

Chloe Capital is more than a VC firm – we’re a Movement. Despite recent progress, less than 5% of women-led companies receive venture capital in the U.S. Yet companies with women leaders statistically perform better and produce greater returns for investors. In partnership with foundations, universities and corporate innovators, Chloe Capital has set out on a national tour to #InvestInWomen. ChloeCapital.com

ECMC Foundation Partners with Chloe Capital to Invest in Women2019-09-27T03:41:18+00:00

Female Founders Bring Education Innovation to LA

OCT 30 2019: ECMC Foundation & Chloe Capital Partner to #InvestInWomen

For Immediate Release

LOS ANGELES (JULY 30, 2019 )—ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital have joined forces to provide funding to women entrepreneurs at the helm of early-stage ventures.

Five women-led companies will be selected to pitch their ventures during the Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education, a 1-day pop-up accelerator event on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. The winner of the pitch will be awarded a prize of up to $250,000. This collaboration comes at a time when women founders receive less than 5 percent of all venture capital.  

“Our investments seed, develop and help new ventures and entrepreneurs prove market viability in order to attract additional financing, grow and scale their work,” said Jessica Haselton, director of program-related investments, ECMC Foundation. “We’re excited to now partner with Chloe Capital on a movement to invest in women entrepreneurs. Our goal is to generate further positive impact on learners from underserved populations.”

In addition to traditional grantmaking, ECMC Foundation provides flexible, risk capital to early-stage ventures and entrepreneurs through its Education Innovation Ventures program. The Foundation last year began making  program-related investments in companies aiming to improve educational outcomes and economic mobility among students from underserved backgrounds. 

In November 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to invest in the most promising women-led innovation companies. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 11,000 founders, investors and innovation supporters.

“In collaboration with ECMC Foundation we’re excited to announce the expansion of our Movement to LA, and several other cities across the U.S.,” said Elisa Miller-Out, partner, Chloe Capital. 

“We’re moving capital in each city we visit, and empowering women leaders with each step we take,” added Kathryn Cartini, partner, Chloe Capital. 

Companies with creative innovations and ideas in Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation are encouraged to apply for funding at ChloeCapital.com/funding. Companies do not need to be located in Los Angeles to pitch or receive investments. In addition to receiving funding from ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital, founders will gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. 

Media and community members are also invited to attend the show. RSVP at InvestInWomen-LA.eventbrite.com

ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital are offering additional funding opportunities and pitch events in New Orleans, LA on February 6, 2020, and Charlotte, NC on May 19, 2020. Learn more at ChloeCapital.com/funding.

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Contact
Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
kathryn@chloecapital.com
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________

ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. ECMCFoundation.org

About Chloe Capital_______________

Chloe Capital is more than a VC firm – we’re a Movement. Despite recent progress, less than 5% of women-led companies receive venture capital in the U.S. Yet companies with women leaders statistically perform better and produce greater returns for investors. In partnership with foundations, universities and corporate innovators, Chloe Capital has set out on a national tour to #InvestInWomen. ChloeCapital.com

Female Founders Bring Education Innovation to LA2019-09-03T14:13:52+00:00

Women Entrepreneurs to Receive Equal Opportunities on May 1, 2019

Less than 5% of venture capital goes to women-led tech companies;
It’s time to stop talking about the gender gap, and start advancing solutions to correct it.

April 29, 2019

(RELEASE) Upstate New York – Chloe Capital is proud to support a movement that helps women entrepreneurs receive opportunities equal to our male counterparts.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, five women-led innovation companies will present their companies for their chance at a $100,000 investment. Finalists will also meet members of Chloe Capital’s national network of co-investors and supporters.

AlpStories, Cora Home, Heat Inverse, My Wellbeing and United Aircraft Technologies (company descriptions below) were selected from a national pool of over 1500 applicants.

This pitch event is part of the first ever Binghamton Women Investors Forum. The presentations will take place on Wednesday, May 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 125 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are on sale now.southerntierincubator.com/summit

According to a new article released by Fortune this year, funding for female founders has stalled at 2.2% of venture capital dollars. “That’s 2.2% of the $130 billion total in venture capital money invested over the year—the exact same percentage that Fortune reported for 2017.”

“Ever since I started my career as a serial tech entrepreneur, I’ve seen firsthand how female founders are getting overlooked, and underestimated,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Founding Partner at Chloe Capital. “We’re coming to Binghamton to invest in women with funding, connections and mentorship.”

“Chloe Capital has over 10,000 supporters in our national network. All of them have raised their hand in support of our mission. This makes Chloe Capital more than a venture capital firm – we’re a Movement,” added Kathryn Cartini, Partner at Chloe Capital.

Congratulations to the companies selected to participate in the Binghamton Women Investors Forum on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

AlpStories (Atlanta, GA)
Co-founder & CEO, Astrid Androsch

1st made-to-order beauty brand. AlpStories’ patented BeautyWizard uses advanced robotics to create skincare products based on customer needs.

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Cora (Chicago, IL)
Founder & CEO, Sara Taylor-Demos

AI-driven B2B marketplace for designers and trade vendors. Cora aggregates trade product search and digitizes trade account signups, making sourcing, discoverability and doing business — pain free.

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Heat Inverse (Ithaca, NY)
Founder & CEO, Romy M. Fain, PhD

Heat Inverse creates 100% passive cooling thin-films. This novel technology gets cold without energy input, and generates zero waste heat. Manufacturers benefit from increased production and cost efficiency.

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My Wellbeing (New York, NY)
Founder & CEO, Alyssa Petersel

My Wellbeing matches therapy-seekers with compatible talk therapists and wellness coaches. Receive matches within hours, and use the platform to schedule appointments.

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United Aircraft Technologies, Inc (Troy, NY)
Founder & CEO, Evaguel Rhysing

United Aircraft Technologies (UAT) has created a new class of fastener for aircraft electrical wiring. The fasteners increase fuel efficiency, decrease hazards and reduce injuries caused by repetitive strain.

Co-investing judges from New York Ventures, Pique Ventures, Launch NY and more will provide valued feedback during the Pitch. Chloe Capital will make the final investment decision, which will be announced live at the event!

The Pitch will be the final event in a day of entrepreneurial-led activities during the 2nd Annual Southern Tier Startup Summit. Everyone from students and entrepreneurs to leaders in venture capital will take part. The summit will be held at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator from 9-5 p.m.

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About Chloe Capital : chloecapital.com

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage VC firm advancing solutions to the gender gap in entrepreneurship. Despite recent progress, less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S. goes to women-led companies. Chloe Capital invests in women entrepreneurs with money and education – and we’re making our next five investments on the Chloe Capital National Tour. Congratulations to It’s By U, Nineteenth Amendment and Geospiza and Journey Foods for receiving investments on the Tour. Next investment will be announced in Binghamton, NY on May 1, 2019 during the Southern Tier Startup Summit.

Contact : Kathryn Cartini, Partner : kathryn@chloecapital.com

About Koffman Southern Tier Incubator :

he Koffman Southern Tier Incubator is 35,000 sq ft of offices, high tech labs and co-
working space that encourages collaboration and innovation. KSTI was thoughtfully designed to inspire the creation and development of transformational products and ideas. The Koffman is a hub for innovation and technology, with a clean energy focus supported by NYSERDA. Its objective is to provide a range of resources and opportunities that foster and support entrepreneurship in the Southern Tier.

Contact : Laura Holmes, Executive Director : lholmes@binghamton.edu

Women Entrepreneurs to Receive Equal Opportunities on May 1, 20192019-09-04T06:11:33+00:00

Movement Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Lands in Chicago

Less than 5% of venture capital goes to women-led tech companies;
It’s time to stop talking about the gender gap, and start advancing solutions to correct it.

(RELEASE) Chicago, IL – Chloe Capital is proud to support a movement that helps women entrepreneurs receive opportunities equal to our male counterparts.

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, five women-led innovation companies will present their companies for their chance at a $100,000 investment. Finalists will also meet members of Chloe Capital’s national network of co-investors and supporters.

Journey Foods, Paladin, PopCom, TraknProtect and Unruly Studios (company descriptions below) were selected from a national pool of over 1500 applicants.

This pitch event is part of the first ever Chicago Women Investors Forum. The presentations will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the Salt Flats Innovation House, located at 113 N. May Street. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are on sale now. ChloeCapital.com/tour-chicago

According to a new article released by Fortune this year, funding for female founders has stalled at 2.2% of venture capital dollars.That’s 2.2% of the $130 billion total in venture capital money invested over the year—the exact same percentage that Fortune reported for 2017.

“Ever since I started my career as a serial tech entrepreneur, I’ve seen firsthand how female founders are getting overlooked, and underestimated,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Founding Partner at Chloe Capital. “We’re coming to Chicago to invest in women with funding, connections and mentorship.”

“Chloe Capital has has over 10,000 supporters in our national network. All of them have raised their hand in support of our mission. This makes Chloe Capital more than a venture capital firm – we’re a Movement,” added Kathryn Cartini, Partner at Chloe Capital.

Congratulations to the companies selected to participate in the Chicago Women Investors Forum on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

 

Journey Foods (Chicago, IL)
Riana Lynn, Founder / CEO

AI-based foodtech. Journey Foods is revolutionizing on-the-go nutrient consumption using food-forward biotechnology.

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Paladin (Chicago, IL)
Kristen Sonday, Co-founder / COO

Global pro bono platform streamlining the process and increasing access to justice for all. Clients include Verizon, Lyft and Dentons.

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PopCom (Columbus, OH)
Dawn Dickson, Founder / CEO

Tech company using SaaS to disrupt self-service retail. PopCom is automating retail, making vending machines smart.

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TraknProtect (Chicago, IL)
Parminder Batra, Co-founder / CEO

Safety solutions for hospitality workers. Servicing the Hilton, Embassy Suites, Marriott Fairfield Inn and more.

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Unruly Studios (Boston, MA)
Bryanne Leeming, Founder / CEO

Teaching kids 6+ how to code through active, recess-style play. The team has industry experience from Hasbro, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Disney and iRobot.

The pitch will culminate in a day of investor-led conversations about how to address inequality in entrepreneurship. Leaders in angel investing and venture capital will host an Investing Workshop on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The Workshop is for all founders (male and female).  It will be held at Salt Flats on 113 N. May Street from 11:30-4PM.

Founders at the helm of high-growth companies will learn from members of Chloe Capital’s national network of co-investors including Sixense Strategy, FinFoundHer, Human Ventures, Social Venture Circle and more. Please let the founders in the Chicago area know about this unprecedented opportunity. With your help, they can receive action-based advice on how to grow their companies from leaders in angel investing and venture capital. Founders can register here for the Workshop here: CHLOESchicago.eventbrite.com.

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About Chloe Capital : chloecapital.com

Chloe Capital is a seed-stage VC firm advancing solutions to the gender gap in entrepreneurship. Despite recent progress, less than 5% of all venture capital in the U.S. goes to women-led companies. Chloe Capital invests in women entrepreneurs with money and education – and we’re making our next five investments on the Chloe Capital National Tour. Congratulations to It’s By U, Nineteenth Amendment and Geospiza for receiving investments on the Tour. Next investments will be announced in Chicago, IL on April 4, 2019, and Binghamton, NY on May 1, 2019 during the Southern Tier Startup Summit.

Contact : Kathryn Cartini, Partner : kathryn@chloecapital.com

Movement Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Lands in Chicago2019-08-31T00:54:46+00:00

Chloe Capital is moving capital in each city we visit

Artificial Intelligence, Momtech, SaaS, FinTech and Augmented Reality scaleups to take the stage at Chloe Capital’s pitch event for women entrepreneurs

Five Women-led tech companies to pitch for funding; One will receive an investment from Chloe Capital

 

(RELEASE) Denver, CO – On Thursday, February 7, 2019, five of the top women-led tech companies in the nation will present their businesses to a room full of investors and community leaders during the Denver Women Investors Forum (ChloeCapital.com/tour-denver). We invite all media representatives to shine a light on this movement for equality in entrepreneurship.

Geospiza, Lilu, Pagedip, Zeta and VNTANA (company descriptions below) were selected from a national pool of over 1000 applicants. One of these companies will receive an investment from Chloe Capital. The company will be chosen during a pitch event from 5 – 8 PM at Industry RiNo Station, located at 3858 Walnut Street, Denver, CO. Supportive male allies are welcome and encouraged to join us. Tickets are on sale at CHLOESdenver.eventbrite.com.

According to Pitchbook, female founders receive only two percent of all venture capital in the U.S. Yet studies show, companies with female founders perform better than those of their male counterparts. On February 7, Chloe Capital aims to help women entrepreneurs with funding, connections and mentorship.

“Ever since I started my career as a serial tech entrepreneur, I’ve seen firsthand how female founders are getting overlooked, and underestimated,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Founding Partner at Chloe Capital. “We see investing in women as a great opportunity.”

“Our mission is to advance solutions to the gender gap in entrepreneurship, added Chloe Capital Partner Kathryn Cartini. “We further this mission by investing in women-led companies, increasing the number of women investors at the table, and uniting a genuine community committed to supporting women.

Prior to the pitch event, accredited investors and women leaders from the five companies will connect for an invite-only Investor Dinner and Workshop. World-class speakers will lead enrichment programs focused on localized investing in women.  Featured speakers represent Social Venture Circle, Next Wave Impact, Rockies Venture Club, Women Who Startup Foundation and more. Accredited individuals interested in attending the Investor Dinner and Workshop can reach out to Chloe Capital for an invite at info@ChloeCapital.com.

Here are the five women-led tech companies competing for funding:

  • Geospiza, Inc (Denver, CO)
    Co-founder & CEO, Sarah Tuneberg
    Geospiza’s software tools and services help emergency managers, first responders, and corporate leaders make data-driven, evidence-based decisions that reduce risk, enhance resilience, and strengthen communities.
  • Lilu, Inc (New York, NY)
    Co-founder & CEO, Adriana Catalina Vazquez Ortiz
    Lilu builds technology to empower new moms. Their first product, the Lilu Massage Bra, is the first pumping bra with automated massage that gives moms the benefits of breast massage, 100% hands free and hassle free.
  • Pagedip (Boulder, CO)
    Founder & CEO, Sherisse Hawkins
    Looks like a website, acts like a document. Pagedip is a content creation tool for the modern world. From 360º videos, interactive forms and more, Pagedip turns traditional flat documents into media-rich narratives.
  • Zeta (San Francisco, CA)
    Founder & CEO, Aditi Sehkar
    Zeta combines, education, advice and accountability into one personal finance platform for couples. From paying off college debt, to preparing for your first child. Zeta’s mission is to help couples get smarter about money.
  • VNTANA (Los Angeles, CA)
    Co-founder & CEO, Ashley Crowder
    VNTANA’s patented AR platform provides the only interactive holograms with data collection. The results wow consumers while quantifying their engagement. Clients include Pepsi, Nike and Microsoft.

Don’t miss your chance to support these innovation leaders. Register to attend at CHLOESdenver.eventbrite.com

The Denver Women Investors Forum is part of the Chloe Capital National Tour. In addition to Denver, CO, Investing Workshops and Pitch Events are scheduled in Chicago, IL, and Binghamton, NY. Women-led companies ready for venture funding should apply at ChloeCapital.com/tour.

It’s By U received our first investment of the Tour. It’s By U delivers DIY flower arrangement kits directly from the farm to U. Co-founders Caroline and Christine Strzalka will receive a $100,000 investment from Chloe Capital. Get the recap at ChloeCapital.com/tour-rochester

Our second investment will go to Nineteenth Amendment. Co-founders Gemma Sole and Amanda Curtis are moving manufacturing to the cloud. Their revenue-generating SaaS platform for on-demand manufacturing and retailing helps brands pre-sell items directly to shoppers, and connect with vetted U.S. manufacturers. Over 1,000 brands in 30 counties, including Moody’s and Disney, work with Nineteenth Amendment. Get the recap at ChloeCapital.com/tour-boston

Both It’s By U and Nineteenth Amendment have already been selected to pitch our co-investing partner, Astia Angels, for follow-on funding.

Chloe Capital would like to thank our City Champions: P2B Investor, Peak Impact Consulting, Project X-ITE, Women’s Investor Network and the Women Who Startup Foundation.

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About Chloe Capital : chloecapital.com
Chloe Capital is a seed-stage VC firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. Founded by three women tech-trepreneurs, Chloe Capital made its first investment in October 2017 during the firm’s inaugural Women Investors Accelerator. Since, Chloe Capital has helped Mi Padrino secure major deals with Mattel and raise an additional $2 million. Chloe Capital is now venturing forward to advance solutions to the gender gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital, which is furthered by the firm’s investments and community programs. Learn more at ChloeCapital.com/tour

Contact: Kathryn Cartini, Partner – kathryn@chloecapital.com

Chloe Capital is moving capital in each city we visit2019-08-31T00:58:28+00:00