Summer Female Founder Funding Update

Welcome to Underwire’s female founder funding update. We track this information to combat the negativity around women-led venture funding (yes, it still hovers around 3%). We know that it can feel self-defeating to read about companies getting funded when you’re not. Still, this is important to track. This page is proof that women are building and scaling incredible companies. Dream big, dammit!

We cover mostly venture capital updates and exits. We source our updates from Fortune’s Term Sheet newsletter (edited by Polina Marinova), Crunchbase, GeekWire and tips from local investors and founders.

Here is the Underwire Funding Update spreadsheet with a year to date (to the best of our knowledge) summary of fundings, including founder names and titles, industry, investors and diversity info. This is a labor of love from a person that dislikes spreadsheets, so be nice. Better yet, contact us if you have info to share or want to make improvements.


Genneve, $4 million, Seed, Jill Angelo, Founder & CEO
Seattle-based digital health platform for women in midlife. BlueRun Ventures led the round, joined by StartupHealth and Maven. (Website, Crunchbase)

Herbivore Botanicals, $15 million, Series A, Julia Willis, Co-Founder, Co-CEO and CCO
Seattle-based clean beauty brand. Silas Capital led the round, joined by Stage 1. (Website, Crunchbase)

Figure8, $40 million, Series A, Maryellis Bunn, Co-Founder
New York-based brand marketing firm and creator of the Museum of Ice Cream. Lead investors include Elizabeth Street Ventures and Maywic Select Investments, joined by OCV Partners. (Website, Crunchbase)

Hipcamp, $45 million, Series B, Alyssa Ravasio, Founder and CEO
San Francisco-based outdoor recreation content platform. Round led by Andreesen Horowitz, joined by Jay Z (Marcy Venture Partners) and Will Smith (Dreamers Fund). (Website, Crunchbase)