WHAT IS FUND HER NORTH?
Fund Her North is a Northern-based, volunteer collective of over 40 women (in VC’s, funding organisations and angel groups), with a combined investment power of over £1.2 billion.
Each of the members of the Fund Her North collective has already made a lasting effect on female entrepreneurs in the North, with a combined investment track record of over £200 million invested in female-led, start-up businesses.
We believe we are the only organisation of its kind in the UK that brings together women in the investment industry in this way to support female founders.
Female-led businesses receive less funding than those headed by men at every stage of their journey. Start-up funding is the #1 barrier mentioned by women non-entrepreneurs: women launch businesses with 53% less capital on average than men, are less aware of funding options and less likely to take on debt. Only 1% of all venture funding goes to businesses founded by all-female teams, inhibiting scale up.
The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship
We understand that it can be tough to find the confidence to approach investors, and that perceived biases can stop us from realising our potential. We pride ourselves on being approachable - no question is “stupid” and with our connected and unique ecosystem, we can signpost the right level of support.