These 50 women raised the most funds in each of their states.
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Although states like California and New York receive the most attention as incubators from top startups, the reality is that successful businesses are located in every state in the United States. In every state too? Successful women founders.
Using Crunchbase data, Business Financing has compiled a list of the best female founders funded in all 50 states (plus Washington, D.C.). Despite data showing that female founders outnumber male founders, they're getting a closer look at fundraising – which is why these 50 women should be celebrated.
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Of all 50 women on the list, Rebekah Neumann, co-founder of WeWork and The We Company, in New York State, is the founder who grew up the most. Despite a botched IPO and bizarre reports that led her and her husband Adam Neumann to resign from their publicly available WeWork functions last year, Neumann helped raise $ 19.5 billion in funding. Georgian Kathryn Petralia, whose fintech company Kabbage raised $ 2.5 billion from investors, follows.
The strongest industry for women founders is biotech and health companies. Founders in these areas had the most resources in 21 states. While you may not recognize all of the brands, some are consumer-oriented: Missouri's most funded founder is Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin of Inflers' favorite swimming brand Summersalt, and D.C. is Susan Tynan of the DTC frame company Framebridge.
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Read on to see who is at the top of the list in your state.