Funding Females: A look into what it’s like raising venture capital as a female.
May 23, 2017
By Meg Walter
I need to start by telling you that in writing this piece about the female funding gap, I feel very much like these ladies:
It’s a tough and tricky land mine of a story. And I’m terrified to write it. Because while I am a female, I’ve never tried to raise funds. And I’ve certainly never been tasked with deciding who should receive funds nor tried to navigate the complications that entails. Pretty much the only qualifications I have to write this story is owning a computer and having access to the Silicon Slopes Medium account.
So, instead of opining, I’m going to stick with the facts and the experiences others have graciously shared with me to address this problem.
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AUDIO PIEZO TRANSDUCER 30V TH
5050 APA102C THREE-COLOR LED SMD
SWITCH REED SPST-NO 500MA 140V
TACTILE SWITCH SPST-NO 0.02A 15V
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