Resources for Female Funders

Everything you need to know about putting your dollars—small or large—behind the next wave of women-led innovation.

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For Female Funders

How to Begin Diligencing a Company

We walk you through how review a pitch deck, understand the diligence process, and prepare questions for founders.

By Megan Ananian

For Female Funders

How to Critically Evaluate a Company’s Potential

Building a holistic picture of the founder is key.

By Erin Lowry

For Female Funders

Questions to Ask Every Founder Before Investing

What's the secret sauce every investor looks for in a founder? Here are 7 things to think about before handing over your money.

By Erin Lowry

For Female Funders

What to Look For—and Look Out For—In a Pitch Deck

How well does the founder actually understand the market?

By Erin Lowry

For Female Funders

How to Craft an Investment Thesis and Understand Investment Securities

By being a Member of The Helm Investor Community, we will source and diligence opportunities for you, but we want you to have the tools necessary to be able to do this on your own as well.

By Megan Ananian

For Female Funders

What Is Venture Capital and When Do I Get My Money Back?

We break down the VC players (from angels to family offices and everything in between) and what the lifecycle of an investment looks like.

By Megan Ananian