I’ve heard it from founders- “I want more women and people of color on my cap table.” They usually say it with a look of despair either during a fundraising round or just after it when they realize that the vast majority of investors in their round all look the same. It’s frustrating to me too. Twice in one year I tried to put a small personal check as an accredited angel investor in the rounds of women founders who were raising a seed round, and I was told no because I couldn’t meet their investment minimums with my personal…

Julie Penner

Explorer of the Soul of Startups and lean vulnerability, outdoorswoman, dog mom, coach, facilitator, operator, truth-teller, sometimes investor.

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