In 2013, we recognized a huge opportunity:
Less than 3% of venture capital in the United States is allocated toward women-led companies. Yet, companies with at least one female founder on their team perform 63% better than all-male founded teams (First Round Capital, 2015).
We also realized that women's capital was not being leveraged for early-stage ventures. At that time, women constituted only 5% of angel investors nationwide. Women now represent more than 25% of all angel investors (Angel Capital Association), and 83% of The JumpFund's investors across our two funds.
Our mission became: To invest women's capital in women-led companies and thus make the Southeast the BEST place for a woman to invest in or start a business.
We encourage all women to "jump in" to invest in other women and help move the needle on funding for female founders.
Our two funds have invested in 30 women-led companies headquartered in the Southeast U.S., specifically in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia.
We are currently no longer making new investments, focusing our efforts on growing our existing successful portfolio companies so that one day these female founders might pay it forward.