Venture capital for women, by women.

Our mission is simple. Close a gap that unfairly disadvantages women by funding the future through significant investments.

Less than 3% of the world’s venture capital funding goes to female-founded businesses.

Between 2017 and 2021, female founders received less than 1.5% of the total capital raised by European start-ups.

Despite inequality in funding, women-led startups generate 10% more in cumulative revenue over a 5-year period.

Start-ups with a female founder generated 78 cents of revenue for every $1 of funding, while male-founded startups generated 31 cents (BCG).

The traditional venture capital ecosystem is teeming with obstacles for women, & none more frustrating or unfair than the lack of funding going to female business founders.

It’s time to even out the balance.

Guided by values grounded in equality, environmental, societal and governance responsibility, we are the only female-founded, female-funded, and female-focused growth stage venture capital fund in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our gender-lens approach to investment backs women, wāhine toa, in business to lead and succeed.