The Numbers Have to Change

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Women start businesses at 3x rate of men, but get only 2% of venture capital.

Venture-backed startups have the worst gender gap in the economy.

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Even though female-founded startups outperform all-male teams in revenue & ROI.

The odds for women to raise venture capital are low. Very, very low.

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Our Story

In February 2017, founder Leslie Feinzaig hit a wall. She’d been pitching her ed tech startup in all the right places, showcasing organic growth and enviable customer testimonials. But something felt off. Her founding experience was nothing like the male CEOs she had advised and mentored through the years.

One day, on instinct, she started a Facebook group for current, active, venture-scale female founders only – founders who were on the same journey she was. This select group started sharing tips and introductions and inviting their fellow founders to join. Soon, this grassroots yet curated community grew beyond the bounds of Leslie’s Seattle, WA homebase. It was clear this was something special. That’s how the Female Founders Alliance was born.

FFA was later incorporated as a Social Purpose Corporation, and began admitting founders from across North America to its online founders network in early 2018. That same year, FFA launched its innovative accelerator designed by female founders, for female founders, with the mission of helping a select group of women CEOs raise their first round of venture financing.

Today, FFA counts thousands of companies from 30+ states in its founders network, and tens of thousands of individuals in our extended community. In 2020, we continue to leverage world-class partnerships and expand our programming even more to reach women and non-binary founders everywhere they are. Whether you’re a founder, an investor, or just someone who wants to , we hope you’ll join us!

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Our Team

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Leslie Feinzaig
Founder & CEO
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Rohre W.B. Titcomb
COO
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Divya Kakkad
VP of Marketing
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Maureen Villalobos Vargas
Graphic Designer
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Amanda Eldridge
VP of Business Development
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Jessica Loché-Eggert
Advisor

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