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.

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