The investment scene is vibrant with many new venture capital firms getting into the game and a new fund set up in Newark. Most notably, a women’s angel investor group has hit a major milestone. The group, which three female angels started, celebrates the fund’s success and investment in Notion’s new round.
In this article, we will look at how this group has achieved such success and what implications this milestone has on the investment world.
Overview of VC investment in Notion
Notion, a women-led venture capital firm, recently hit a milestone, with $50 million in assets under management. In addition, the 10 female investors have invested in innovative technology solutions to support organisations, teams and individuals since 2018. As part of their mission of helping to fuel diversity and inclusion throughout the investment and business ecosystem, Notion’s angel investors are dedicated to supporting female-founded companies.
Notion has invested in over 30 startups at various stages. Their portfolio is an impressive array of diverse product offerings that span several industries such as education, healthcare and media & entertainment. Notion’s portfolio companies are often led by strong female executives who bring valuable skills and experience from various professional backgrounds. Many of these startups have seen success in the form of recognized awards or follow-on investments from major venture capital firms.
The investments made by Notion demonstrate their commitment to driving gender diversity in the venture capital space, as well as fostering innovative solutions for businesses and consumer outcomes that can shift the economic landscape for women worldwide. With 50 million dollars and an impressive track record thus far, women entrepreneurs have access to more resources than ever – making this a great time for business innovation in the tech world.
Overview of Newark’s new fund
A women’s angel investor group in Newark, New Jersey, has reached a milestone of investing $4 million in interests. The Scarlet Fund is the first angel investment group in the U.S led by women investors of colour and is gaining recognition for leading the way in community-focused investments. The investments have been directed towards minority-owned businesses to foster economic growth and empower future entrepreneurial endeavours.
To reach their goal of impacting economic growth, The Scarlet Fund has been diligent in sourcing qualified deals with founders who have the potential to create jobs and tackle social justice challenges with innovative solutions. Their investment portfolio includes startups such as Seat Up Fitness, a digital training platform helping clients achieve their fitness goals; United Student Aid Funds (USAF), a business providing personalised student loans; HotelsByDay, an innovative travel platform allowing customers to rent rooms for half-day intervals; as well as Brooklyn Boulders, an experiential climbing centre dedicated to bringing people together through a shared passion for movement.
The Scarlet Fund continues its mission driven approach towards responsible investing where their efforts can support the expansion of vital resources and create positive change. With continued investment activity, this fund will continue its success by creating real opportunities for minority-owned businesses across New Jersey and beyond.
Overview of Women’s Angel Investor Group
Women’s Angel Investor Group (WAIG) is a global organisation that aims to increase the number of female investors in the venture capital and private equity arenas by providing education and training, mentorship support and access to co-investment opportunities. Founded in 2017, WAIG has quickly grown to become one of the world’s fastest-growing, most active groups dedicated to women’s angel investing.
The Angel Investor Group provides professional education and training with mentors, contributes to deals where women are founders or executive sponsors, provides access to capital at all stages with attractive returns via value-added deal flow and education through single gender angel investing events. This model empowers seasoned and beginning investors interested in tech, digital health, biotech/life sciences and CPG/FoodTech sectors.
In 2020 WAIG hit an impressive milestone: One Billion Dollars invested globally into over 500 companies co-invested by members across 20 countries. To date in 2021 WAIG has held 10 Live Webinars from cities around the globe further educating women on the topics of angel investing plus driving closer collaboration within regional communities for initiating more profitable investments for our members and benefiting companies enabled by our investments. As a reflection of this success story WAIG was jointly nominated for SVC2UK Scale Up Entrepreneurial Award 2020 alongside other leading Fast Track businesses from around the globe.
Notion’s New Round
Notion, the San Francisco start-up behind the collaborative online workspace and note-taking software of the same name, recently announced a new round of Series B financing. This round was led by two prominent venture capital firms, U.S. Venture Partners and GV (formerly Google Ventures).
Interestingly, it also included a new venture capital fund and a women’s angel investor group, which played a major role in the round. So let’s closely examine how these players got involved in the new round.
Overview of Notion’s new round
Notion, an early-stage women’s angel investing group, has closed its latest round with $555,000 raised. This new funding brings the group’s total committed capital to over $1 million, making Notion one of the US’s most successful early-stage female angel investor networks.
The first round of funding was launched in February 2020. It was made up of investments from more than seventy prominent female investors and venture capitalists including Alison Pincus (founder of One Kings Lane), Katie Baker (co-founder and CEO of Curiosity Media), Dee Poku (investor & founder of WIE Network), and Martha Fuller Clark (co-owner of Fuller & Co). Investments from these rounds will help identify invested companies, launch private market deals for angel investors, create education resources for founders, and increase Notion’s presence in emerging global markets.
This is a milestone for female angels nationwide who have long been pioneering an industry that is often unfriendly towards them. As Notion celebrates this success, they remain committed to their mission — to empower more women in Angel investing by providing access to deal flow opportunities and education resources. With this new round behind them, they can continue to scale their economic impact while increasing diversity among entrepreneurs seeking growth capital.
How VCs Got Into Notion’s New Round, Newark’s New Fund And A Women’s Angel Investor Group Hits A Milestone
After the success of Notion’s first round, the second round saw involvement from venture capitalists (VCs). VCs are a key player in the startup world and often bring more than just capital; they also provide expertise, industry knowledge, and contacts.
The VCs that joined Notion’s new round included some industry heavyweights such as Lightspeed Venture Partners. They injected $35 million into the new round, an impressive sum that shows their faith in what Notion is doing.
In addition to Lightspeed Venture Partners, other participants included Index Ventures and Baidu Capital, representing a mix of male and female VCs and risk takers from Asia/Pacific regions. These investors are focused on female-led startups like Notion because they understand the powerful potential of putting money into controlling interests for women-owned businesses or companies with women founders at the helm.
They also see this strategy as both economically beneficial and socially responsible, helping level the playing field for women entrepreneurs who have often faced challenges gaining access to capital previously dominated by male-owned businesses. Now that major venture capitalists are following suit with their investments in Notion’s new round of funding, we can expect to see larger investments coming into female-led companies shortly.
Newark’s New Fund
Newark’s New Fund, a venture capital firm founded by early Notion investors, has raised $500 million to invest in early-stage startups, making it one of the country’s largest of these kinds of funds. With the help of over 40 investors, the fund has earned an impressive milestone in the venture capital landscape.
Let’s dive into what this means for the world of venture capital.
Overview of Newark’s new fund
Launched in 2018, Newark’s Women’s Angel Investor Group (WAIG) is celebrating a significant milestone this week – the closing of their first-round of funding. WAIG’s mission is to provide early capital and support to women-owned businesses in the Newark area. Since its founding, WAIG has engaged dozens of women angel investors in their first private equity fund. The fund will be used to invest in early stage female entrepreneurs.
This milestone marks an important point along the journey towards increasing access to capital for female entrepreneurs in Newark. By investing at the seed and early stages, WAIG is offering opportunities many would not have been able to find before. The group’s goal extends beyond providing funding; they hope that by growing the number of experienced women investors, other budding entrepreneurs may learn from those with experience and make sure no stone goes unturned on her journey of enacting change she wants to create.
WAIG’s message is clear: now more than ever, we must ensure funding for female founders, who are underrepresented both as investors and entrepreneurs across America despite owning more than 11 million businesses – from established small businesses to high-growth start-ups. This new fund provides financial resources and mentoring advice for women who want to establish their business presence within the city and around the nation – paving roads forward with equality and representation at its core.
How the fund will help Newark’s economy
The Women As Angels Fund (WAAF) recently reached a milestone of over $500,000 in capital for local businesses, entrepreneurs and civic projects in Newark. This achievement marks the culmination of a two-year effort to provide early-stage investment opportunities and resources to underserved founders in the city.
The fund provides angel investors access to established deals, angel education, deal flow research — and most importantly— capital to businesses seeking seed investments. For many founders and startups in Newark, WAAF offers the opportunity to take their business from concept to launch.
By providing seed capital for ventures in underserved markets around the city, WAAF hopes to create economic growth and job opportunities in communities which have traditionally not had access to these resources. In addition, this influx of funding is expected to lead to increased entrepreneurship among women, people of colour and low-income entrepreneurs looking for the right combination of venture investments that can help them kickstart their projects.
Additionally, this angel fund seeks to increase economic growth by developing a network of female investors passionate about supporting small businesses around Newark. Through its investment strategies—such as investing more heavily into earlier stages than traditional angel funds—it looks to bring greater visibility and recognition for female entrepreneurs working part time or raising families into their foundations of success.
Women’s Angel Investor Group
The Women’s Angel Investor Group (WAIG) recently achieved a new milestone, becoming the first angel investor group composed of women to hit $10 million in investments. This investment was made possible by a round of funding raised by Newark, CA-based Notion, a software platform developer that helps people work smarter, collaborate better, and stay organised.
In this article, we’ll explore how WAIG’s investments fit into Notion’s new round of funding and how it can help contribute to the startup’s growth.
Overview of Women’s Angel Investor Group
Women’s Angel Investor Group is a Seattle-based non-profit organisation dedicated to helping women access resources and networks to invest in early-stage companies. Founded in 2017, Women’s Angel Investor Group has grown rapidly and now boasts over 1,000 members nationwide.
The group provides professional services, including identifying investment opportunities, mentoring entrepreneurs, and providing capital via a co-investment fund. All investments are made based on extensive market research into the likelihood of success and evaluated using the same methods as any other venture capitalist.
Women’s Angel Investor Group meets monthly with members from different states who come together to network, review curated deal flow from local sources, ask questions on how to make an investment decision, listen to startup pitches from female founders or executives and understand how to find quality deal flow sources for further diligence. In addition, the group hosts an annual “Power Pitch” event where 15 pre-selected startup teams compete for an angel investment prize.
Women’s Angel Investor Group also supports education on angel investing with biweekly webinars hosted by experts from various industries. The free events provide educational resources on topics such as due diligence process, exit strategies and other relevant topics geared towards educating its membership based on successful investments in early stage companies. Lastly, members also have access to a private forum where they can access news updates about angel investing trends or new endeavours female entrepreneurs have launched as well as communicate directly with like minded investors regarding due diligence strategy and recommendation on potential deals they may be considering investing in themselves.
How the group has achieved success
The Women’s Angel Investor Group (WAIG) is a highly successful organisation that has achieved significant milestones in diversity and equality. By providing an exclusive platform for female angel investors to access capital, WAIG has enabled women to benefit from their startup investments while receiving the professional support they need to reach their full potential.
How has the group been successful? First, WAIG creates an environment of trust and mentorship among its members – investors and executives. The group creates networking opportunities for women in finance. It provides a wealth of resources for members to gain access to knowledge, education, and advice on navigating the industry. This allows members to build relationships with other female angel investors to leverage each other’s skill sets and resources.
In addition, WAIG supports its members through providing grants, venture capital funding opportunities, workshops, investments meetings and other educational events over several cities across the US. The programs also provide avenues for entrepreneurial growth via curated access to business relationships with like-minded businesses seeking investment or technical support. This allows female entrepreneurs access to much needed capital on their journey which helps them build successful companies.
Overall, this innovative program has enabled female entrepreneurs to successfully raise funds despite gender disparities traditionally present in the angel investor world while enabling them to gain the professional support they need to fulfil their aspirations of developing successful ventures.
How the group has helped female entrepreneurs
The Women’s Angel Investor Group has recently achieved its goal of investing in 50 female-led companies since it was founded four years ago. The group’s mission is to help women entrepreneurs see success in their business ventures and create financial security for themselves and their families.
Through the group, members invest in early-stage companies for a minimum membership commitment of $25,000. Members also enjoy mentorship opportunities and are provided with educational resources to help equip them with the knowledge they need to confidently invest wisely.
The group has empowered female entrepreneurs to gain more control over their financial future by providing education and access to angel investors. Since its founding, the angel investor group has funded promising female business owners to grow their businesses and turn them into sustainable ventures. This has enabled many women to become independent business owners, create jobs for others, and significantly contribute to economic growth within their communities.
The Women’s Angel Investor Group has leveraged both specialised knowledge and financial resources from its members to help foster greater success among female entrepreneurs who would otherwise have difficulty accessing such resources without considerable opportunity costs. They are a driving force providing support and capital that can open doors that would otherwise remain shut for many women seeking new business opportunities or growing existing ones into thriving entities.
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