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“What 20 Years of Angel Investing Taught Us About Driving Progress for Women Entrepreneurs”

This article, authored by Golden Seeds Co-CEOs Jo Ann Corkran and Loretta McCarthy reflects on two decades of Golden Seeds investing in women-led companies and was recently published by Crunchbase. Read more here.


Jo Ann Corkran Appears on Bloomberg Businessweek Radio
Directionally, there has been progress in the angel markets since we started investing 20 years ago. But there’s still more work to do. Listen to our Co-CEO Jo Ann Corkran’s segment on Bloomberg Businessweek Radio for the full discussion on female founders’ access to capital and how women angels are playing a crucial role. The segment takes place from 32:07 to 41:47 here.


Stanford University’s eWear and Golden Seeds Celebrate International Women’s Day
Golden Seeds joined Stanford’s Wearable Technology Initiative (eWear) on March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day and to kick off the 20th Anniversary of Golden Seeds investing in women-led companies. The event featured renowned professor and entrepreneur, Zhenan Bao, highlighting innovations of ‘artificial skin’ under her leadership. Read more here.


Stevens Institute hosts showcase of female entrepreneurs supported by NJ EDA
The New Jersey chapter of Golden Seeds recently partnered with the Stevens Institute of Technology for the Stevens Launchpad and iSTEM Winter Showcase. This event showcased student-led companies and offered them the opportunity to pitch to and network with investors. Read more here.


NJ Chapter of Golden Seeds and Rutgers Partner for Angel Investing Forum
The Rutgers Office for Research, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the Rutgers University Foundation, and the New Jersey chapter of Golden Seeds, recently hosted a forum with the founders of startups and technologies developed at Rutgers. Read more here.


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Why Millennial Women Are Embracing Angel Investing
Golden Seeds Co-CEO Loretta McCarthy provides input on the empowerment of women angels and the importance of a good network. Learn how industry and cultural changes are reducing long-standing barriers in the world of angel investing. Read more here.


Emerging Themes in Venture Capital Investments for 2024
Golden Seeds’ Co-CEO Jo Ann Corkran, along with Jeff Saviano and Asher Kraut, joined Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss emerging themes in venture capital investments for 2024.  Read more here.


Angel investing is ‘a window to innovation across the economy’

Golden Seeds’ Co-CEO Jo Ann Corkran joined Sharon Epperson of CNBC and Nancy Tengler of Laffer Tengler Investments to discuss the impact of angel investing at CNBC’s Financial Advisor Summit this week. Read more here.


Angel Investors: An Answer To The Lack Of Venture Capital Funding For Women
Golden Seeds was founded with the goal of changing the landscape of angel investing and directing more funding to high-potential women-led companies. Melissa Houston of Forbes spoke with our Co-CEO Loretta McCarthy in this recent article which highlights the positive role angels play in funding women entrepreneurs. Read more here.