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Non-Profit Organization, Astia, Connects Women Entrepreneurs With Investors

Astia is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 and located in Silicon Valley. The company specializes in helping women-owned, high-growth businesses. They do this by connecting women to the resources and networks they need for financial support and business success.

The company does not provide grants directly, but it connects women entrepreneurs to investors who are looking for businesses with high growth potential in which to invest. The company also provides contacts with industry leaders, advisors, and service providers that will provide women entrepreneurs with the strong network they need to succeed in business.

Astia reaches out to women in the Silicon Valley, New York, Europe and India, providing over 300 investors and executives and also offers special programs for high-growth start-ups. One of the key benefits of the company is providing women entrepreneurs with access to venture capitalists and angel investors, and providing expert business advice from current and former CEOs, VCs, angels and other successful entrepreneurs.

Companies who are invited to apply include:
  • Companies that have at least one women in a leadership role
  • Businesses that offer products in technology, life science, clean technology, or other products with high-growth potential
  • Businesses whose products represent a good investment opportunity for investors
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