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It is our mission to increase the amount of female investors as they invest more in women-led companies than men do. This leads to our goal of more succesful female entrepreneurs. Europe has many female investors and numbers are rising, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Invest with TheNextWomen Crowd Fund
TheNextWomen Crowd Fund is an opportunity for accredited and non-accredited investors to diversify and/or start their portfolio and invest in one of the most promising emerging markets of the future; female founders.
> On average venture-backed women-led companies have annual revenues 12% higher than their male-led peers, using 1/3rd less capital.
> Women-founded companies have lower failure rates.
> Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers.
> Diverse teams are more innovative and generate higher quality ideas.
Founded in 2014, the fund is an a-typical crowd fund. Where the crowd are actually the investors, starting with 40 angels there are currently 75 female business angels investing through TheNextWomen Crowd Fund.
The minimum investment is €10,000 although investors are welcome to invest a larger amount.
Through our member-based community we actively match investors to potential opportunities.
Investments are made into companies that meet one of the three following criteria:
> A company wins the annual TheNextWomen Pitch Competition
> A company is raising funding through an (by TheNextWomen) accredited crowdfunding platform
> One of the business angels is a lead-investor in the company
TheNextWomen Crowd Fund is always a co-investor when it comes to criteria 2 & 3.
Interested to invest with us?
Once you have received an offer to invest from the fund, and you have decided that you are ready to invest, she will send you the legal documentation.
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