Women receive 2% of venture funding and make up 9% of VC partners, yet research shows that companies with female leaders and board members outperform all-male companies. Changing Tides brings together experienced female venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who share their expertise and tactical guidance through a collection of essays. This book is intended as a resource for anyone wanting to win -- or support a woman to win -- at the heavily stacked entrepreneur and funding game.
Maha Ibrahim, Canaan Partners
Gillian Muessig, Sybilla Masters Fund
Terri (Hanson) Mead, Class Bravo Ventures
Xandra Laskowski, OSEA Angel Investors
Suzanne Fletcher, Stanford StartX Fund
Amy Belt Raimundo, Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Mukund Mohan, BuildDirect Technologies
Deb Kilpatrick, Evidation Health
Dorin Rosenshine, Outleads
Tammy Bowers, Lionheart Innovations
Robyn Ward, FounderForward
Jessica Livingston, Y Combinator
Kate Purmal, Georgetown University Women's Leadership Institute
Debra Vernon, VLP Law Group
A percentage of the proceeds from this book will go to All Raise, a nonprofit dedicated to diversity founders and funders.
Early Praise for Changing Tides
"This book is a must read for all female entrepreneurs. As a previous corporate strategist and current founder and CEO of my own company, I live by the words "knowledge is power." This book provides just that. Jenn does a beautiful job of providing transparency and clarity with the necessary how-to's for navigating the waters ahead."
-- Maria Malavenda, Founder, EVVEMI
"As an angel investor, I've focused on women-led companies because they have been historically underfunded yet have delivered abovemarket returns. Changing Tides provides insight and inspiration for both female founders and the smart investors who invest in them."
-- Nancy Hayes, Angel Investor
"As one who works with female founders around the world, it's refreshing to see how well this book illustrates the extent to which both opportunities and challenges are shared globally. Changing Tides goes beyond storytelling, catalyzing collaborative, innovative solutions towards meaningful progress for female founders, for women, for society."
--Lucie Newcomb, Founder & CEO/CMO, The NewComm Global Group
"Numbers don't lie. As an investor, I seek better returns. Changing Tides makes a clear and data-driven business case for investing in female founders. All investors should read this book."
-- Zeynep Urgun Zorlu, Global Investor, Zurgun Capital
"Changing Tides is exactly what every female founder -- and every investor -- needs. It's a rallying cry for all of us who support female founders. A peek into what the collective experience is, and what is needed to lift up and propel these founders and create better, more diverse offerings in this world."
--Ari Horie, Founder, Women's Startup Lab