45 episodes

Historically less than 2% of venture capital funding has gone to female founded companies. Hosted by founding partner Anu Duggal, The Two Percent by Female Founders Fund is dedicated to highlighting stories of powerful CEO’s, founders, investors and industry leaders who are changing this dynamic, both as female founders and female funders.

The Two Percent Female Founders Fund

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Historically less than 2% of venture capital funding has gone to female founded companies. Hosted by founding partner Anu Duggal, The Two Percent by Female Founders Fund is dedicated to highlighting stories of powerful CEO’s, founders, investors and industry leaders who are changing this dynamic, both as female founders and female funders.

    Transforming Media Landscapes with Time CEO Jessica Sibley

    Transforming Media Landscapes with Time CEO Jessica Sibley

    To close out season five, Anu is joined by Jessica Sibley, the innovative CEO of TIME, and a leading figure in the dynamic world of media. They dive into Jess’s remarkable impact at TIME one year into the role – including transformative digital strategies, and the brand's expansion into new territories, including live events, branded content, and more! 

    • 38 min
    Democratizing Dessert with Christina Tosi of Milk Bar

    Democratizing Dessert with Christina Tosi of Milk Bar

    Anu is joined by Christina Tosi, the James Beard award-winning pastry chef and founder of Milk Bar, the iconic bakery and dessert brand with a cult-like following. Christina shares insights into her unique approach to innovation, team culture, building a brand that resonates deeply with consumers, and the strategic decisions behind Milk Bar’s expansion into the online sphere and supermarkets.

    • 45 min
    The Story Behind Briogeo's Clean Beauty Exit with Nancy Twine

    The Story Behind Briogeo's Clean Beauty Exit with Nancy Twine

    Anu sits down with Nancy Twine, the founder and CEO of Briogeo, an award-winning clean hair care line. They discuss the journey that took Nancy from the finance industry to becoming the youngest black woman to launch a product line at Sephora, as well as the biggest lessons she learned along the way. Nancy shares her experience navigating the acquisition process, a framework for defining and creating clean beauty products, and the strategy behind her newest venture – nancytwine.com, focused on sharing content and resources to support female entrepreneurs throughout their journey.

    • 44 min
    Building The Wrinkle Cream of Haircare with Allison Conrad of Arey

    Building The Wrinkle Cream of Haircare with Allison Conrad of Arey

    In this episode of The Two Percent, Anu is joined by Allison Conrad, founder of Arey – the ‘wrinkle cream of haircare’. Allison shares the personal journey that led her to found Arey, the science behind graying hair, the challenges in pioneering a new category in the haircare industry, and her strategy in delivering a science-backed product that not only works but provides an exceptional customer experience.

    • 40 min
    Building a Modern Birthing Experience with Oula’s Adrianne & Elaine

    Building a Modern Birthing Experience with Oula’s Adrianne & Elaine

    This episode of The Two Percent podcast features Adrianne Nickerson and Elaine Purcell, who are on a mission to revolutionize maternity care as the co-founders of Oula. Their discussion delves into the problems with the current maternity care system in the U.S, the role of technology in maternity care, the importance of a personalized patient experience, and their vision for Oula's future. This episode is a must-listen for healthcare professionals, expecting mothers, and anyone interested in the advances of maternity care.

    • 46 min
    Taking Instacart Public with Fidji Simo

    Taking Instacart Public with Fidji Simo

    In this season premiere of The Two Percent, Anu engages in a captivating conversation with Fidji Simo, CEO and Chair of Instacart. Born in France to a family of fishermen, Fidji shares the journey that led her to Silicon Valley, where she started her career at eBay and Facebook before joining Instacart to lead the company in 2021. The episode delves into Fidji’s people leadership philosophy, her experience taking Instacart public, role as a co-founder of Metrodora Institute, and more.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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Funding the Future

So impressed at what FFF is building and the quality of speakers on this podcast

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Amazing!

Super informative and a great authentic peek behind the scenes of startups, particularly female founded ones!

Holly Whitaker ,

An incredible offering.

I love this genre, and there's not enough voices like Anu's out there painting the landscape of the present and the future. Anu is a trailblazer, a gift, and this podcast is a gift.

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