Lift off: Learn how to raise your seed round on March 18

In celebration of Women’s History Month, please join us for this session with women who are writing their own history on March 18 at 12:30 p.m.  “Lift Off: Raising Your Seed Round,” is a conversation with Tiffany Dufu, Founder of The Cru, and Jenny Fielding, Managing Director of Tech Stars NYC and Founder and General Partner of The Fund.  The event kicks off with introductory remarks by NYS Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul. The virtual event is the first in a series of conversations between women founders and funders.  It is open to all.

Presented by NY Ventures and NYSTAR, the series aims to amplify women’s voices, explore the current challenges that women founders face, and addresses diversity as a key to startup growth:   

  • Women founders historically have received less than 3% of all investment capital; for women of color, that number drops to less than 1%. 
  • The pandemic has led to nearly 2.5 million working women leaving the workforce (compared to 1.8 million men). 
  • Diverse founders create better financial outcomes—up to 30% more —for venture-backed startups. 
  • Women’s full participation in the workforce could increase global GDP by $28 trillion. 

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