Funding Sources


Founded in 1999 in Silicon Valley, Astia is an innovative global not-for-profit organization that propels women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth. Astia offers programs for high-growth start-ups that deliver results.

Mission of Astia

Astia’s mission is to provide access to the networks and expertise that women high-growth entrepreneurs need to succeed, and ultimately to impact today’s global economy.

Astia Programs:

  • Provide access to capital
  • Ensure sustainable high-growth
  • Develop the executive leadership of the women on the founding team

Digital undivided

Digitalundivided (DID) is a social enterprise that builds forward thinking initiatives that fundamentally change the digital space by increasing the number of Black and Latino women digital entrepreneurs.

Investors’ Circle

Investors’ Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network worldwide. Hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices have joined us to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. IC has propelled $153 million plus $4 billion in follow-on investment into 255 enterprises and funds dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.

Isabella Capital

Fund Isabella’s primary focus is on early stage, fast growth businesses that operate at the cutting edge of a market driven, technology based society.

Where most venture capital firms have financial or technical backgrounds, Fund Isabella brings the unique skill set of marketing and operations. The Fund’s founder is a proven entrepreneur with 17 years as a Procter & Gamble executive. By contributing intellectual and financial capital, Fund Isabella helps entrepreneurs build vibrant businesses and serves investors by delivering above-average industry returns.

Fund Isabella seeks entrepreneurial ventures with female leaders because we believe this to be an untapped market in the venture capital industry.

Springboard Enterprises

Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion.

Over 500 women-led companies have gone through Springboard’s accelerator programs; they have raised more than $5.6 billion in financing, have created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generate billions of dollars in annual revenues. More than 80% of Springboard companies are still in business, including 10 IPOs and many that are now the technology engines of publicly traded companies.

– Accelerating women entrepreneurs’ participation in the private equity capital markets.
– Educating women entrepreneurs on the sources and uses of capital available for growing companies.
– Increasing the involvement of women in the private equity markets.
Promoting the success and impact of the members of the Springboard Trust.