Golden Seeds News

News of interest to entrepreneurs and investors

Co-CEOs Jo Ann Corkran and Loretta McCarthy featured on Woman Inc. Podcast
We’ve been changing the landscape of early-stage investing for nearly 20 years. Jenna Todey recently hosted our Co-CEOs Jo Ann Corkran and Loretta McCarthy on this Woman Inc. Podcast from Inc. Magazine to discuss Golden Seeds’ impact and the innovative companies in our portfolio. The conversation covers some of our biggest successes and advice for entrepreneurs seeking capital in this market. Listen on Spotify here and on Apple Music here.


The angel-investing world is now 40% women
Crain’s New York reports on the rapid growth of women as angel investors, as reported by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.  Our Co-CEO Loretta McCarthy weighs in on the importance of representation of women as both investors and entrepreneurs in this article. Read more here.


Golden opportunity: Investment organization is linking women entrepreneurs with funding, feedback they need to thrive
At Golden Seeds, we are focused on funding and mentoring the next generation of women leaders. Hear from Kathleen Coviello, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s chief economic transformation officer, on how our New Jersey chapter is leading the way in doing just that. Read more here.


Women face barriers raising funds for N.J. businesses. These ‘angels’ are coming to the rescue.

Since 2005 we’ve been on a mission to fund women-led companies. This effort is amplified when other players in the ecosystem – government, accelerators, universities – decide to work together. Our New Jersey chapter is a great example of how this private-public collaboration can have a meaningful impact. profiles the work we’ve led in the state alongside the New Jersey EDA and how New Jersey is becoming a leader in women-led early-stage investing. Read more here.


Women are soaring in the real-life ‘Shark Tank’ world of angel investors
Women now represent approximately 40% of the angel market, a substantial increase from the 5% in 2004 when we started Golden Seeds. In this article, MarketWatch takes a look at this growth, what’s contributed to the success, and what’s still needed to continue this progress. Our Co-CEO Loretta McCarthy shares her insight. Read more here.


The Golden Seeds 2023 Annual Summit was a resounding success. Held in the heart of New York City from May 1st to May 3rd, it marked our 15th Summit and a much-awaited return to in-person gatherings since 2019. The atmosphere was electric – a joyous reunion, with remarkable speakers, engaging panel discussions, and unforgettable social events. Read more here.


Co-CEOs Loretta McCarthy and Jo Ann Corkran share the successes and lessons learned during their 18-year history of investing in women entrepreneurs in Barron’s. Read more here.


Golden Seeds Co-CEO Jo Ann Corkran recently sat down with Jill Malandrino from NASDAQ Trade Talks to offer insight into the most attractive sectors and advice on how to get started if you’re new to early-stage investing. Be sure to check out this interview if you are curious about where the angel market is headed in 2023. View more here.


We’ve seen many headlines this year about market uncertainty, but less attention has been paid to the resilience of early-stage investing. Golden Seeds Co-CEOs Loretta McCarthy and Jo Ann Corkran penned a piece for Worth Media about their perspective. Read more here.