When many people think of entrepreneurs, the image of a successful man enters their heads. However, there is no shortage of female entrepreneurs who have built unbeatable brands. Female founders are raising funds, building companies, and championing other women to do the same. The following are some of the top entrepreneurial women currently making waves in a variety of markets!
Wojcicki’s company 23andMe is a household name in the era where do-it-yourself DNA testing can provide insights about ancestry and genetics. Google is among the investors, and 23andMe raised $300 million in 2018 alone from GlaxoSmithKline.
Kang is the co-founder and CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating app that promises to bring users to meaningful relationships rather than fleeting hookups like other similar services. Since 2012, the company has raised $31 million.
Everyone from Walmart to Uber to Lyft wanted to invest in Girls Who Could, an initiative to teach girls to code and encourage them to seek careers in computer science created by Reshma Saujani. Topics include robotics, Web design, and mobile development.
Cloudflare is a Web security and performance company that helps websites function quickly and safely, and Michelle Zatlyn helped lay the groundwork for the company. In the decade since then, Cloudflare has funded $332.1 million.
At first thought, a company that provides greeting cards and invitations may not mean big money. But Naficy’s company Minted has just done that while connected artists to consumers. Minted has raised over $297.1 million and has provided stationery and textiles to 75 million homes across the globe.
The female-first shaving company Billie, created by Georgina Gooley, uses their ads to depict body hair in their ads and images to help empower their female consumers. The subscription based shaving company delivers razors and body care products to its customers at lower prices than many competitors. Gooley has been able to secure over $35 million in funding for her start-up!
As the CEO and founder of Glossier, Emily Weiss is crushing the direct-to-consumer beauty game. Glossier raised over $1000 in Series D fundraising lead by Sequoia Capital in 2019. Glossier most recently set a $1.2 billion valuation.
Wang’s empire has netted her $630 million since she decided to start a fashion label at the age of 40 after having worked at Vogue magazine. Wang also designs kitchenwares, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories.
Based in Beijing, Mi is the CEO and co-founder of VIPKID. VIPKID connects children from around the world with teachers in North America through an English immersion learning program. VIPKid is the leading online education startup in China with over 500,000 paying students and 60,000 teachers in the United States and Canada.