Wealth

8 Start-Up Success Stories

A tiny percentage of capital is sent the way of female start-ups, but these women broke through with genius ideas and tenacity on tap.

By Emily J. Brooks

Wealth

A tiny percentage of capital is sent the way of female start-ups, but these women broke through with genius ideas and tenacity on tap.

By Emily J. Brooks

The numbers continue to count against female start-ups with just 2.19 per cent of global venture dollars directed to female-led start-ups in 2016. A 2017 report also revealed only 17 per cent of venture-backed start-ups were led by women, a dial that hasn’t shifted in five years. While the data proves there’s significant ground to make up, anecdotally the news is better. Finding successful international case studies is a relatively easy pursuit. Not only are they doing well, but they’re succeeding in a range of industries including technology, finance, healthcare, wellness and media. Here are our top picks.

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