11 episodes

InvestHer Podcast is a podcast for women entrepreneurs who want to learn about funding and get funded faster, and for investors and ecosystem players who want to learn more about what it’s really like for female founders in the world of funding today.

It’s a behind the scenes look at the funding tactics and strategies that really work, to give you, founder, more confidence to get the funding you deserve to take your business to the next level. Each episode will be short, energetic and action-oriented, giving you lots of practical funding tips, so that you can get investor-ready, get the funding you need and back to building your business, FASTER.

Join entrepreneur, consultant, TEDx speaker and women’s advocate, Anne Ravanona, as she shares how to put the fun back into funding for female founders, with real truths about what it’s like for women entrepreneurs in the funding world today, inspiring and practical interviews with the investors who actually do fund women-led companies, as well as key ecosystem players you need to know about. We’ve got your back!

This show is not only about demystifying funding, it’s also about understanding what are the key market dynamics and realities that impact HOW investors make decisions on who to fund, the existing biases and paradigms that need changing, and how we can ALL benefit from the biggest untapped resource to boost the global economy - women entrepreneurs. Anne Ravanona created Global Invest Her and the InvestHer Academy, to educate and inspire more women entrepreneurs about funding, to help close the $300 Billion Funding Gap. She speaks internationally at tech and business conferences to help change the hearts and minds of both investors and women entrepreneurs about funding female founders, coaches women-led businesses and helps corporates partner with and serve women entrepreneurs.

So, whether you are starting out on your own funding journey, want to learn more about it before jumping in, or are curious about the real funding challenges women entrepreneurs face and the investment opportunity they represent, this podcast is for you! Yes you can, yes you will get funded!

InvestHer Podcast Anne Ravanona: entrepreneur, funding expert, women's advocate and podcaster

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InvestHer Podcast is a podcast for women entrepreneurs who want to learn about funding and get funded faster, and for investors and ecosystem players who want to learn more about what it’s really like for female founders in the world of funding today.

It’s a behind the scenes look at the funding tactics and strategies that really work, to give you, founder, more confidence to get the funding you deserve to take your business to the next level. Each episode will be short, energetic and action-oriented, giving you lots of practical funding tips, so that you can get investor-ready, get the funding you need and back to building your business, FASTER.

Join entrepreneur, consultant, TEDx speaker and women’s advocate, Anne Ravanona, as she shares how to put the fun back into funding for female founders, with real truths about what it’s like for women entrepreneurs in the funding world today, inspiring and practical interviews with the investors who actually do fund women-led companies, as well as key ecosystem players you need to know about. We’ve got your back!

This show is not only about demystifying funding, it’s also about understanding what are the key market dynamics and realities that impact HOW investors make decisions on who to fund, the existing biases and paradigms that need changing, and how we can ALL benefit from the biggest untapped resource to boost the global economy - women entrepreneurs. Anne Ravanona created Global Invest Her and the InvestHer Academy, to educate and inspire more women entrepreneurs about funding, to help close the $300 Billion Funding Gap. She speaks internationally at tech and business conferences to help change the hearts and minds of both investors and women entrepreneurs about funding female founders, coaches women-led businesses and helps corporates partner with and serve women entrepreneurs.

So, whether you are starting out on your own funding journey, want to learn more about it before jumping in, or are curious about the real funding challenges women entrepreneurs face and the investment opportunity they represent, this podcast is for you! Yes you can, yes you will get funded!

    When Women Come Together, The Power of it Is Enormous - Delphine Remy-Boutang

    When Women Come Together, The Power of it Is Enormous - Delphine Remy-Boutang

    In this episode, recorded during Covid-19 lockdown, you'll hear from Delphine Remy-Boutang, founder of Digital Women's Day and The Bureau, and a key influencer in the European Women in Tech Ecosystem. An entrepreneur herself , Delphine founded the Bureau, a digital & communication group for digital trends, influence, social media & co-founded and directed Digital Women’s Day, an annual event dedicated to entrepreneurship and women, and a European and African community to inspire women to dare & innovate

    • 54 min
    Beyond the Billion : How We Mobilized $1 BILLION for Female Founders - Shelly Porges

    Beyond the Billion : How We Mobilized $1 BILLION for Female Founders - Shelly Porges

    In October 2018,, Shelly Porges successfully created a global consortium to build the Billion Dollar Fund for Women - getting investors to pledge over $1 Billion of investment in female founders. Now she's going even further, with her new initiative - Beyond the Billion. In this episode, you'll learn why and how Shelly created Beyond the Billion as a movement and a new way to mobilise key funding stakeholders to truly shift the funding landscape for women entrepreneurs. Get ready to be inspired!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Female-Led Companies and the Rise of Female Management Teams

    Female-Led Companies and the Rise of Female Management Teams

    Women are behind some of the most crucial roles in emerging companies, even when these companies were founded by all-male teams. The weight of vital growth areas such as client sales, marketing, customer services and other strategic areas are entrusted to females and some VCs are beginning to back the new diverse and inclusive fabric of entrepreneurship. Could this be the catalyst for more female-founded business in the 2020 decade? Download our Key Takeaways on www.investherpodcast.com

    • 48 min
    How To Advance Gender Equality in Venture Capital - Siri Chilazi shares Latest Harvard Research

    How To Advance Gender Equality in Venture Capital - Siri Chilazi shares Latest Harvard Research

    What can the Venture Capital world learn from Corporates when it comes to advancing gender diversity? What needs to change at an organizational/systemic level, so that more women become venture partners, get funded or start new businesses? In this episode, you'll get the latest research insights from Siri Chilazi gender and organizations researcher at the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. Get key recommendations from her research!. Show notes at www.investherpodcast.com

    • 56 min
    How Vivian Nwakah, Founder of Medsaf, is disrupting Supply Chain MedTech

    How Vivian Nwakah, Founder of Medsaf, is disrupting Supply Chain MedTech

    In this episode, you'll hear from trailblazing founder Vivian Nwakah, a Nigerian entrepreneur born and raised in the United States. Her career spans the US, Europe, South America and Africa. Vivian has started 3 companies, the latest being Medsaf, a one stop shop for health care stakeholders to purchase, manage and track medications in complicated supply chains. Learn why she started Medsaf, how they got first funding and how they are transforming access to healthcare in developing markets.

    • 44 min
    How leading Aperitif Direct to Consumer brand - HAUS - is getting funded

    How leading Aperitif Direct to Consumer brand - HAUS - is getting funded

    ​In this episode, you'll hear from Haus Co-founder and CEO, Helena Price Hambrecht, about why she decided to disrupt the dinosaur drinks industry, with the launch of the uber cool aperitif - Haus. Although her funding journey was not all plain sailing, she has successfully raised a $3 million pre-seed round, giving the big drinks companies a run for their money. Listen now, to how she did it and check out the show notes here: 

    • 43 min

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