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Former Executive For Google Helping to Fund Women-Owned Businesses

Karen Cahn spent ten years at Google and YouTube before she founded iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women. "Why? Because we can, and we want women to win. Period," states Cahn.

iFundWomen launched during the 2016 Presidential Election. The company raises capital for women-led startups and small businesses. Cahn describes iFundWomen as "the only crowdfunding platform built exclusively by women for women," and women-led startups and small business can apply for free.

Capital and support

The two areas needed most by women-led companies are funding and support; iFundWomen provides both. Since the company launched, they have been able to secure funding for nearly 100 startups and helped raise close to $600,000. In addition, the company offers support in the way of "strategy, video production, mentorship and a community for female entrepreneurs to thrive."

iFundWomen also has an "Accelerator Pool" that provides additional funding beyond crowdfunding efforts. Why is this important? Because most entrepreneurs do not have lots of friends with deep pockets, so the Accelerator Pool is a big benefit for entrepreneurs with lower-income personal networks.

"Because we can"

On her web site, Cahn describes her company as "My personal brand is all about helping women get the funding they need to get their businesses off the ground."

Hats off to Karen Cahn for helping more women entrepreneurs!

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