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Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Rachel ten Brink

Rachel Ten Brink is a Partner with Five Four Ventures. A firm believer in being open to new opportunities and taking chances, she gleans a lot of wisdom from her mother and her daughter (who says that “a mistake-less life is no life”). What does she look for in investment? Clear scalable model, a space […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Eugena Delman, Ava James NYC

CEO & Co-Founder Eugena Delman launched Ava James NYC last April with her childhood bestie, Saena Chung. Ava James NYC is a premium, womenswear brand with the motto of “designer dresses for the modern boss babe, in sizes 8-18”. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I was inspired to start […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Yalda Moshiri & Shahrzad Vossoughi, SaF

Like many who lead hectic, busy lives, co-founders Yalda Moshiri and Shahrzad Vossoughi were frustrated with long lines and inordinate wait times at restaurants or events. Together, they developed an innovative solution: SaF. SaF means “queue” in Farsi, their native language. Tell us about your company. SaF is an on-demand Line Concierge service that connects […] [...]




On being Costa Rican.

It didn’t occur to me to write a blog post in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month because, up until recently, I wasn’t Hispanic American. I was just Hispanic. I was born and raised in Costa Rica, a tiny nation that nonetheless knows leadership. Even as every one of our neighbors spiraled into dictatorships and […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin is the Cofounder & CEO of SparkToro. When we first sent him this questionnaire, he responded to one question with a lengthy excerpt from The Tempest, by Shakespeare (we did not include it here, but if you email us, we’ll send it to you), which gives you a glimpse into his character – […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Tracy Lawrence, Chewse

Tracy Lawrence built Chewse—a meal delivery service that plans and delivers family-style office catering from the best local restaurants—with the mission that no one would eat lunch alone. Chewse hires their hospitality team locally, sources their food from local restaurants, and donates unwanted meals. They take every opportunity to pull up a chair at the […] [...]




Introducing Ready Set Raise Cohort 2

Female Founders Alliance Welcomes Second Accelerator Class; Focus on Companies Changing the Landscape for Women and Non-Binary Entrepreneurs Microsoft for Startups, Providence St. Joseph Health, Brex, Cooley LLP, WeWork Labs, Project W partner with Female Founders Alliance to help founders secure early-stage investments Today, in partnership with Microsoft for Startups, we announced the Class of […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Annabel John, Modestwist

Annabel John, Founder and CEO of fashion start-up Modestwist, is on a mission to make modesty mainstream and cater for a market that has remained underserved within the fashion marketplace for the past decade. With Modestwist recently selected as ‘Top 36 Global start-ups of 2019’ by Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and the modest fashion market forecast to […] [...]