An increasing number of female founders, executives, mentoring groups and women investors are making lots of impact in the tech space.The percentage of women among start-up capital seekers increased to about 20% in 2010, up from 12.6% in 2000, according to the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research. Of those women, the number who received funding grew to 13% in 2010, up from 9.5% in 2008. The following 10startups have received over $170 million in funding.
- Learnvest $19M Series B in July 2011, founded by Alexa von Tobel
- Birchbox $10.5M Series A in August 2011, founded by Hayley Barna and Katie Beauchamp
- Baublebar $1.1M Series A in November 2010, founded by Daniella Yacobovsky and Amy Jain
- Stella & Dot $37M in January 2011, founded by Jessica Herrin
- Wildfire Interactive $4M Series A in April 2010, founded by Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard
- Polyvore $5.6M Series B in August 2009, founded by Jess Lee
- Eventbrite $50M Series E in May 2011, founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage
- One Kings Lane $23M Series B in February 2011, founded by Ali Pincus
- CloudFlare $20M Series B in July 2011, founded by Michelle Zatlyn, Matthew Prince and Lee Holloway
- Lolapps $4M Series A in September 2008, founded by Annie Chang, Arjun Sethi and Brian Rue
Startups List courtesy of Cristina Cordova, Business Development @ Pulse.