Alison Ryu of investment platform CircleUp Growth Partners shares common obstacles female founders face when raising capital and actionable solutions.

Cameron Simcik, Community & Conference Content Coordinator

April 26, 2019

Do you know how much venture funding goes to female founders? According to Alison Ryu, only 4%. 

There are many obstacles that can come with being a female founder, especially around funding. But there's good news: there are solutions.

Ryu is managing director at CircleUp Growth Partners, an investment platform that provides capital and resources to innovative, early stage consumer brands, and her goal is to get more women into the investment space to increase the number of women-owned companies that receive funding.

In this video, Ryu shares common obstacles female founders face when trying to raise capital and how to overcome them. Plus, she demystifies working capital lines of credit.

About the Author(s)

Cameron Simcik

Community & Conference Content Coordinator, New Hope Network

Cameron is a certified nutritionist passionate about elevating emerging natural products brands through writing and conference programming and bringing holistic health to the masses.

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