Springboard Enterprises is an accelerator focused on enhancing access to institutional equity capital for women entrepreneurs.
• According to Pitchbook, only 359 female-founded companies raised venture funding in 2016, representing just 5.8% of venture backed companies. Of these, over 10% were Springboard companies.
• SBE companies have raised $8B over the last 17 years, and have created tens of thousands of jobs and generated billions of dollars in annual revenues.
• Springboard has created a unique ecosystem for women entrepreneurs; combination of in-person and virtual programming powered by a vibrant network that includes investment professionals, entrepreneurs and service providers to the venture capital industry.
• 179 exits by sale or merger and 15 IPOs. Notable Springboard companies include Constant Contact, iRobot, ClassPass, MinuteClinic, ZipCar, Canva and SecureWorks.