Founded the first global early-stage venture fund to apply a gender lens to investing, we are taking our legacy forward and building the largest platform for women VCs and entrepreneurs. We have the operational experience to scale early stage companies and we bring our strong network and investment expertise to catalyze that. The female economy is here, and StrongHer is leading in it.
StrongHer Ventures is the second global women-focused tech fund launched by Ankita Vashistha, following the success of Saha Fund, the first women entrepreneurship venture capital fund, investing in women led/focused technology companies.
StrongHer focuses on pre-seed and early stage tech-driven companies in the areas of fintech, future of work, healthcare and consumer. Our portfolio has a focused and curated pipeline of deals, including Unicorns Licious and Uniphore (Unicorns), as well as LoveLocal and Luxola which boasted one of the largest rounds raised by a Solo Woman Tech Founder.
The leadership team and advisors at StrongHer bring years of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate leadership, technology venture investments and diversity initiatives. Our strategic investor and partner, Tholons, provides us access to one of the largest global innovation networks.
Our venture partners receive pitches and review over 5,000 companies a year from across the globe. While we end up investing in fewer than 0.5% of them, we strive to make the investing process engaging and educational for all entrepreneurs.
Our thesis is focused on Fintech, Future of Work, Healthcare and Consumer. Our initial investment is up to USD $2M for the venture fund and up to USD $150K for the Arise Accelerator, targeting initial ownership between 5% to 10%. The fund invests primarily in companies located in the USA, India and UK. The Arise Accelerator will invest in 100+ companies over the course of 5 years.