Congratulations to the Winners of the Women Startup Challenge Podcast Season One!
1st Place: Yask
Pitching Founder: Andrea Higuera (Colombia)
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About the Women Startup Challenge Podcast
Women Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Why? Because only 1.9% of Venture Capital (VC) funding went to women-led startups in 2017. For women of color (WOC), the numbers are even more dismal: 0.2% get VC money. These barriers are crushing women’s economic power.
That’s where we come in. Nearly 2,000 early-stage ventures (40% WOC) have applied to our Women Startup Challenges, cohosted by Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and more. We’ve succeeded in enabling more than $20 million raised for women founders.
These 10 finalists from around the world were selected to pitch their tech venture virtually on our Podcast before prominent investors. Our investor guests for this season were Adam Zuckerman, Director of Discovery Ventures and Allie Burns, Managing Director of Village Capital. The grand prize winner received $5,000 as a cash grant for their startup.
The winning startup will be chosen through a hybrid approach: 40% will be the investors’ decision, 30% will be average public rating, and 30% will be the Women Who Tech team’s decision. Thank you to everyone who subscribed and rated each pitch.
Women Who Tech is supported by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Pineapple Fund, and more.