30 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
    • 5.0 • 25 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.

    How Krystle Mobayeni Created the Most Valuable Tech Tool in Hospitality

    How Krystle Mobayeni Created the Most Valuable Tech Tool in Hospitality

    Anu is joined by Krystle Mobayeni, co-Founder and CEO of Bentobox, the platform empowering restaurants to create and manage their own digital storefronts. In this conversation Krystle and Anu dive into Bentobox’s recent sale to Fiserv, the importance of early relationship building, her experience innovating to keep restaurants alive throughout the pandemic, and the importance of anchoring your team in a shared mission.

    • 33 min
    Reinventing Pet Insurance with Christie Horvath of Wagmo

    Reinventing Pet Insurance with Christie Horvath of Wagmo

    Today’s guest is Christie Horvath, Co-Founder and CEO of Wagmo, the company reinventing pet insurance for a new generation of pet parents. In this episode, Christie shares the personal story that inspired her founding journey, how she approached building a product catered to millennials, and her advice for founders looking to connect with younger customers. Anu and Christie discuss accelerated pet adoption numbers throughout the pandemic, the impact on Wagmo and the insurance industry as a whole, plus PetTech industry predictions for the future. Use code GIFT21 for $20 off a wellness plan at Wagmo.io.

    • 32 min
    Building a Constructive Community with Amanda Hesser of Food52

    Building a Constructive Community with Amanda Hesser of Food52

    In today’s episode Anu sits down with Amanda Hesser, co-founder and CEO of Food52, the company on a mission to inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. They discuss her background in food journalism, the platform's evolution from content to commerce, thoughtfully responding to customer feedback, and lessons around building a constructive community. Amanda shares how she has seen the food industry continue to evolve throughout the pandemic as well on her thoughts on the future of food, her long term vision for the Food52, plus her favorite restaurant in New York.

    • 40 min
    Anjali Sud of Vimeo: From Director of Marketing to CEO

    Anjali Sud of Vimeo: From Director of Marketing to CEO

    In this episode Anu sits down with Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo, the world's leading all-in-one video software solution. They discuss Anjali’s non-traditional path from Director of Marketing to CEO in 3 years, the opportunity she saw to internally champion and pivot Vimeo’s business model, biggest lessons learned leading the company through two acquisitions, a pandemic, and an IPO, and the skills she is most focused on developing as a leader. Anjali shares advice around thoughtfully designing culture, becoming a more self-aware leader, and playing to your strengths during periods of extreme change.

    • 43 min
    Catalyzing Climate Action Through FoodTech with Julia Collins of Planet FWD

    Catalyzing Climate Action Through FoodTech with Julia Collins of Planet FWD

    Anu is joined by serial entrepreneur Julia Collins, founder and CEO of Moonshot Snacks and Planet FWD, the startup tackling climate change through the power of our food system. Julia explores how her background in both the food and tech worlds inspired her to innovate at the intersection of these industries, the pandemic’s impact on the future of sustainability, the trends and opportunities she is most excited about in the space, and more. Julia shares advice for brands, investors, and individuals looking to reduce and understand their carbon footprint, and provides tips for founders around fundraising, building a diverse cap table, and creating a leadership community. Use code "MOONSHOTVIP" at moonshotsnacks.com for 15% off your first purchase.

    • 39 min
    Redesigning Mental Healthcare with Ariela Safira of Real

    Redesigning Mental Healthcare with Ariela Safira of Real

    Today’s guest is Female Founders Fund portfolio founder, Ariela Safira of Real, the platform redesigning the mental health care experience. Ariela dives into her experience pivoting Real’s long-term strategy and offerings throughout the pandemic, the trials and tribulations of leading a remote team, the nuances of building in consumer healthcare, and her thoughts on the future of mental wellness. She shares her advice for founders making their first key hires, purposefully choosing investors, and responding to user feedback. For 50% off an annual membership with Real, use the code FFFISREAL at www.join-real.com (offer eligible until 12/1).

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

user931994 ,

Funding the Future

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

lfe19 ,

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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