Hail to the Chieftesses


Presidents Day

Hello, Shirley. Thank you for running, and for speaking the truth. We're still waiting for the unity you preached.


Hello, Victoria. One hundred years before Shirley, you lead the charge and locked arms with Frederick Douglass on your ticket. And thanks for starting one of the first female-founded newspapers and a brokerage house on Wall Street. And for believing in free love. I wish I could have dinner with you.

Photo by Lynsey Addario for New York Magazine

Photo by Lynsey Addario for New York Magazine

Hello, Hillary. Thank you for being one of the toughest, smartest and complicated of our candidates. You were the mirror for the double standard we face as women in politics, business and life. Robbed.

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Hello, Kamala, Elizabeth, Kirsten and Amy. Four of us running for President of the United States of America in 2020. Pull on the titanium panties, ladies. You can do this. 

And the fundraising continues...


Haute Hijab, $2.3 million Seed, Melanie Elturk, CEO

New York-based ecommerce hijab brand. Cue Ball led the round, joined by Ludlow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Maveron, Muse Capital, AngelList, and The Helm. Check out their team diversity

Second Measure, $20 million Series A, Lillian Chou, COO and Co-Founder 

San Mateo-based behavior analytics platform used by financial firms and corporate brands. Second Measure’s round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs. 

Skylar, $8 million Series A, Cat Chen, CEO and Founder 

Los-Angeles-based natural beauty brand. Skylar’s round was led by FirstMark Capital, whose partner and managing director Beth Ferreira will join Skylar’s all-female board. Also participating in the round were Upfront Ventures, Amplify LA, Gingerbread Capital and several individual investors, including the Honest Company’s Brian Lee. 

Zilingo, $226 million Series D, Ankiti Bose, CEO and Co-Founder

Singapore-based online fashion platform raised $226 million at a $970 million valuation. Zilingo investors include Sequoia Capital India, Sofina, Temasek Holdings, EDBI and Burda Principal Investments.


The Apothecarium, acquired for $118 million, Jamie Shira, Co-Founder

Medicinal cannabis dispensary with locations in San Francisco and Las Vegas acquired by TerrAscend. (Green Market Report)