FEMALE LEADERS VC FUND
The $100 million Female Leaders VC Fund invests at Series A & B in high-growth, female-led startups overlooked by other VCs and underrepresented in Artesian’s existing portfolios.
Artesian recognises that talent is evenly distributed across male and female founders (as well as investors, employees, and board members). However, there is material inequality between the opportunity available for male and female founders in the startup ecosystem.
This endemic gender inequality has resulted in asymmetrical capital distribution and a relative value pricing opportunity. The Female Leaders VC Fund addresses this market failure and targets strong returns by providing financial and strategic support to the unique perspectives, unexplored business opportunities and underinvested talent of female founders.
The Fund offers investors a unique opportunity to gain broad exposure, and co-investment opportunities, to a range of female-led high-growth investment opportunities across the Asia Pacific region. The Fund is targeting an annualised return of >20% (pre-tax) over 7-10 years.
The Fund provides investors with:
Unique Access: to the financial and strategic returns of a diversified portfolio of high growth-potential, female-led Series A & B investment opportunities
A Pre-Screened and De-Risked Co-Investment Pipeline: of later-stage startups with material traction and a relatively short path to exit
Asia Pacific Exposure: to female-led startups in Australia/NZ and the fast-growing SE Asian and China market
Portfolio Diversification: away from traditional equity and fixed income investments; and
Impact Performance: by supporting female entrepreneurs, economic empowerment, job creation, innovation, new business ventures and economic growth.