June Manley

June is a entrepreneur and industry thought leader with over 15 years of high-tech experience at companies like HP, Citrix, Riverbed, and NetApp. She founded Phala Data, an enterprise software startup at the intersection of Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning  – and innovated her way to six patents.

Show Notes

The statistics speak for themselves. Female founders of highly scalable technology startups – the type that qualify for venture funding – only get 2-3% of venture capital.

Entrepreneur June Manley got so fed up trying (and failing) to raise money for her Big Data / Artificial Intelligence company Phala Data, that she turned her attention instead to changing the game for other women.

June launched a nonprofit called Female Founders Faster Forward last year with a mission to ensure women get 20% of venture capital by 2020.

Learn in this episode:

  • What resources are out there for female founders to raise venture capital and other sources of investment
  • What is stopping women from getting their fair share of investment
  • What we can all do to change the game
  • And other great tips for women in business!

More about June:

June is a entrepreneur and industry thought leader with over 15 years of high-tech experience at companies like HP, Citrix, Riverbed, and NetApp. She founded Phala Data, an enterprise software startup at the intersection of Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning  – and innovated her way to six patents.

Then, when she failed to get the investment needed to bring her product to market, she changed her focus to change the game – working with the SBA (Office of Innovation and Investment), the Senate Committee for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and with the National Women’s Business Council to ensure that female founders have more access to VC funding in the future. Last year she founded Female Founders Faster Forward and is innovating a platform to help women get funded.

 

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104 Investing In Female Founders: June Manley on Boosting Women’s Share of Venture Capital to 20% by 2020

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