31 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!

    Accelerating pre-seed pan African Startups with Mope Abudu, Founder & CEO, Knight Ventures Accelerator (Nigeria) and AfriGlocal VC fund

    Accelerating pre-seed pan African Startups with Mope Abudu, Founder & CEO, Knight Ventures Accelerator (Nigeria) and AfriGlocal VC fund

    Mope is Founder and General Partner of Knight Ventures, the Pan Africa Digital Accelerator providing a platform to connect startups, mentors and Investors. Their mission is to develop 100 high-growth tech enabled startups to scale and success and also have a venture fund  (AfriGlocal) to financially back those startups. They primarily invest in west Africa, and are key players in the Africa Rising movement, where local Africans take active part in investing in and developing African businesses. She is also founding a $10M venture fund to invest in the pre-seed portfolio companies coming out of her Accelerator. In this episode you'll learn all about her accelerator and new fund, as well as very interesting insights into the current state of funding in Africa. Find full shownotes with key links here: https://bit.ly/InvestHerPodcastEp30MopeAbudu  - Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Raising a pre-seed funding round for my AI startup

    Raising a pre-seed funding round for my AI startup

    Welcome to this latest episode, where you'll hear from  Kanwal Bhatia, Founder & CEO of AI startup Metalynx, about how she raised $800K in pre-seed funding. She shares her challenges along the way, how she kept going, what she learned to help her in her future funding rounds and much more! This episode is in partnership with DWEN (Dell Women Entrepreneurs Network) from Dell Technologies. Full show notes with links to the resources mentioned in this episode here:
    We agree with Kanwal when she says:
    "Enjoy the process, learn from it and faith in yourself that you can do it" 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to raise a $1M seed round and leverage your network for funding, with Valérie Hoffenberg, Founder, SHe Travel Club

    How to raise a $1M seed round and leverage your network for funding, with Valérie Hoffenberg, Founder, SHe Travel Club

    What better to kick off Season 3 of our podcast than by listening to the inspiring story from French serial entrepreneur, Valérie Hoffenberg, about how she raised $1M in seed funding for She Travel Club, the new travel tech startup about to take the women travel market by storm. A former diplomat and advisor to a previous President of France, Valérie has built her incredible diverse network over her career. In this episode she also shares tips for female founders on how to leverage your network during your fundraise. Enjoy! Full show notes here: https://bit.ly/InvestHerPodcast-Ep28-ValérieHoffenberg

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Supporting Emerging Fund Managers, and Funding Founders in Emerging Markets, with Olga Duka, Improve Ventures

    Supporting Emerging Fund Managers, and Funding Founders in Emerging Markets, with Olga Duka, Improve Ventures

    When you listen to Olga Duka, Managing Partner from Improve Ventures, you cannot help but hear her passion for all things funding great founders in emerging markets, and supporting emerging Fund Managers to help diversify the startup funding landscape.  This episode will appeal to both investors and founders alike, as Olga explains and explores the challenges and opportunities for both 'emerging' sides of the funding table. Once thing's for sure, you'll walk away full of a new found understanding of both topics and assured she's going to leave a mark on this industry. Enjoy! Full shownotes here: https://bit.ly/InvestHerPodcastEp27-OlgaDuka

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Funding Women & Diverse Founders in LATAM, with Anna Raptis from Amplifica Capital

    Funding Women & Diverse Founders in LATAM, with Anna Raptis from Amplifica Capital

    Ready to take a trip to funding universe in Mexico and Latam for women entrepreneurs? Meet Anna Raptis, the Australian who decided to create a fund to invest in women and diverse founders in Latin America, because nobody else was doing it and it's the right thing to do. In this dynamic and candid episode, Anna shares some great insights into the world of funding in latin america, key biases that still exist and why she created Amplifica Capital to help solve access to funding for women and diverse founders. Show notes: https://bit.ly/InvestHerPodcastEp26-AnnaRaptis

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Using Research/Innovation Partnerships as a Source of Funding, with Susan HayesCulleton

    Using Research/Innovation Partnerships as a Source of Funding, with Susan HayesCulleton

    Are you ready to hang onto your seats? This is a super fast-paced episode, where Susan HayesCulleton, Founder of Active Peers AI explains how she set up her company and used innovation partnerships (research partnerships) as a source of funding, to bring her great idea to life. But it wasn't all plain sailing as she soon discovered. From having to re-think her business model, to learning how to manage complex stakeholders in her innovation partnership, Susan explains the ins and outs of this particular type of funding in detail and all she learned, so you if you plan on using this type of funding, you'll be ready. Full shownotes: https://bit.ly/InvestHerPodcastEp25-SusanHayesC

    • 1 hr 16 min

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