Project W burst onto M12’s radar last year when they co-hosted a “friendly feedback” Dolphin Tank pitch session for female founders near our Seattle office.
An initiative of Davis Wright Tremaine, Project W is on a mission to help female founders build great companies and to help women take their place in the C-suite and the boardroom. From Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camps to the RiseTogether initiative for women in business and legal affairs in the entertainment industry, Project W continues to develop resources and community to propel the next wave of powerful women leaders.
Realizing gender equity in the funded founder ecosystem is an aspiration that M12 continues to pursue; our Female Founders Competition has been a meaningful pipeline for sourcing world-class enterprise software and deeptech startups founded by women. And recently, several M12 team members had the opportunity to share investing and business development strategies with female founders in the All Raise community as part of our National Partnership announcement and subsequent Action Plan Series of webinars. Those virtual presentations inspired our team to identify more ways to share our business experience and VC knowledge with early-stage female founders.