Let’s take one giant leap for womankind
Some Interesting Stats
In the first half of 2023, the percentage of VC money invested in all-women teams dropped from 1.9% in 2022 to 1.6% of the $64.6b in VC allocated.
In the first half of 2023, a woman's chance of raising VC funds increased seventeen times if she had a male co-founder rather than a female co-founder.
Women-led funds accounted for just 1.3% of the $165.9 billion raised by venture funds globally in 2022 and were less than half the size.
VENTURE CAPITAL JOURNAL
VC funds that increased their female partner hires by 10% saw, on average, a 1.5% spike in overall fund returns and 9.7% more profitable exits.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
Diverse private equity funds produced higher net MOIC than their non-diverse counterparts in 83.3% of the vintage years between 1998 and 2021.
Oliver Wyman, Rock Creek, IFC
Female-founded companies exit one year earlier and have faster-growing valuations than companies without women on their founding team.
Your End-of-Year Checklist
A few things you need to check off before the ball drops in Times Square.
11 / 13 / 2023
CEO's Third Annual Report (2023Q3)
How we’re doing, who we’re working with, what the team looks like, and our major philosophical awakenings. This is year three.
11 / 07 / 2023
Fearless Fund Litigation in a Nutshell
A quick overview of what's really going on down there in Atlanta federal court.
09 / 25 / 2023
All Places 2023 Summer Reading List!
And a few other things we can't live without in July and August.
07 / 12 / 2023
On the Road Again
06 / 29 / 2023
How to Tell Your Story and Inspire Investors
06 / 15 / 2023
Commercial Banking Best Practices
We asked the First Women's Bank team all your burning questions.
04 / 12 / 2023
Look + Listen: Spring 2023
What we do when we're in the middle of all those March 2023 feels.
03 / 22 / 2023
What’s on most of our minds: what happened at SVB and where do we go from here.
03 / 16 / 2023
Ms. Gabriel, It's the White House on Line 2
I can't even be cool about this one. It was major.
02 / 17 / 2023
Hey there, SSBCI. What's your deal, anyway?
The basics of the program and how to apply are at your fingertips. I mean, it's ten billion dollars . . .
01 / 11 / 2023
What I Learned in 2022
In the spirit of holiday sharing and commiseration, here are a few things (big and small) I’m taking away from 2022.
12 / 22 / 2022
All Places + Treasury: All Things SSBCI
What you need to know about the $10b being allocated to small businesses across the U.S.
12 / 19 / 2022
All Places 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
Your resource for cool, beautiful gifts that happen to be made by a bunch of totally rad women.
11 / 22 / 2022
Launch Party Redux
It was a glorious and overwhelming evening and, in short, all the things.
11 / 16 / 2022
A Full Circle Moment (Part Deux)
What happens when a senior White House official and a powerhouse group of women sit down to talk about capital equity? Pow.
08 / 10 / 2022
A Full Circle Moment
Everything I've gone through in the past two years, all in a moment. And last night was it.
07 / 21 / 2022
All Places Summer 2022 Reading List!
A few new items for that beach bag in case you want to add to the stack of books you've been collecting since last summer.
07 / 13 / 2022
Welcome to 1868!
For those ready to confront this new reality, let's look at the legal arguments used to overturn Roe and what’s next.
06 / 28 / 2022
How to Fundraise in the Current Climate
We spoke with two investors about how they are evaluating deals right now.
06 / 22 / 2022
What’s up (or not) with startup fundraising?
The fundraising environment is a fickle beast. Here's what our funders and founders are saying about the market right now.
05 / 24 / 2022
Guest Post: Azora Zoe Paknad, Founder of Goldune
Making sustainability a sexy adventure in the great indoors.
05 / 10 / 2022
Being a Boss
The most meaningful thing I've learned since starting this company came in the form of a shiny little card.
04 / 19 / 2022
Look + Listen: Spring 2022
What the AP community is reading, listening to, and watching to get ourselves through the day.
04 / 13 / 2022
Wondering why investors aren’t getting back to you? We have a few ideas.
03 / 22 / 2022
Guest Post: Shayna Harris, Co-Founder of Supply Change Capital
“When there are nine.” If that phrase gives you chills, you're not the only one.
03 / 08 / 2022
New Adventures in Startup Financing
Innovation is actually coming to startup fundraising and we are so here for it.
02 / 08 / 2022
Fundraising Rules of the Road: Advertising
A must-read for anyone who is in the process of, or anticipating, fundraising.
01 / 20 / 2022
Three Days at TEDWomen
What do you get when you cross 750 amazing women, 40 groundbreaking speeches, and an old Hollywood-style Palm Springs resort?
12 / 14 / 2021
All Places 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Our favorite products from kicka$$ women-owned companies just in time for Black Friday.
11 / 23 / 2021
30 Founders in 30 Days
What we learned about major founder pain points and the easiest solutions.
11 / 16 / 2021
Lessons from our first year
One year in and a million tiny little lessons about how to be better at all of this.
10 / 19 / 2021
CEO's First Annual Report (2021Q3)
One full year in business. We almost can't believe. But here it is, our first 365 days, by the numbers.
10 / 12 / 2021
Doing Less: A Love Story
My five favorite ways to get more out of doing less ~or~ how to manage your time better without being a jerk.
09 / 21 / 2021
Guest Post: Belinda Lau, Founder of Elims
What drove her to try to solve the problem of providing superior oral care without filling the oceans and our mouths with chemicals?
08 / 24 / 2021
How many lawyers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A few of our favorite bad lawyer stories, care of the All Places community.
08 / 17 / 2021
Look + Listen: Summer 2021
The playlist that is shaking off the cobwebs, along with our favorite books and streaming for the end of summer.
08 / 10 / 2021
The Secret to Hiring (and Keeping) Top Talent
Hiring is hard for everyone, but there are some strategies we’ve picked up from many of you that make it a bit less hard.
07 / 20 / 2021
2021 Fund Formation Trends
When we culled our notes from these first six months, three new things jumped out at us.
07 / 16 / 2021
Interview with Latinas in Business
How adversity prompted the creation of All Places and our top piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
05 / 28 / 2021
What I Learned in Business Class
What do you get when you cross an epic serial entrepreneur, a lawyer, and 1,000 founders? We found out.
05 / 17 / 2021
The One Thing Most Companies Get Wrong on Diversity + Inclusion
Following our event last week on creating diverse and vibrant teams, it struck me that this one thing is the real game-changer.
05 / 03 / 2021
What All Co-Founders Need to Know
If you don't already have a solid co-founder agreement in place, here is the agenda for your next meeting.
04 / 19 / 2021
Interview with Kayo
Why we started All Places, what guides us as we move forward, and the greatest compliment we've ever received.
04 / 16 / 2021
CEO's Report (2021Q1)
It feels like we just started and, at the same time, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Here is the second quarter of our All Places life in a nutshell.
04 / 05 / 2021
Our Brilliant Advisors Speak!
A few of the best bits of guidance I've received from our extraordinary community of advisors while working to get All Places up and running.
03 / 22 / 2021
It’s a Pipeline Problem, and Other Lies
The bad news: if you think you have a pipeline problem, it’s probably your own fault. The good news: there is something you can do about it.
03 / 08 / 2021
It’s a (Fundraising) Walk Off
The pros and cons of two different approaches to fundraising, whether you are looking for LPs for your fund or seeking investors for your seed round.
02 / 22 / 2021
5 Things We Hate About Pitch Decks
Most decks just aren’t very good. Welcome to our top five things not to do, pitch deck edition.
02 / 08 / 2021
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Before you storm into a Zoom ready to tell off your boss, read what our founders have to say about when they chose to make the leap.
01 / 25 / 2021
CEO’S REPORT (2020Q4)
What have we learned? Who are our clients? How do we spend our days? What are we planning for 2021?
01 / 04 / 2021
Holiday Survival Guide
This is what we’re reading, listening to, gifting, and thinking about to help us get through (and, dare we say, enjoy) the waning days of 2020.
12 / 14 / 2020
How can we use these final thirty-one days of 2020 to get us in pole position for 2021? Here are a few ideas we’ve gleaned from our founders.
11 / 30 / 2020
Ready or Not
Is your business in shape to take advantage of available capital? Four things you could be doing right now to get capital-ready.
11 / 16 / 2020
Interview with AlphaWeek
We had a great chat with Greg Winterton about the brilliance and resilience of female fund managers.
11 / 16 / 2020
The Day After Tomorrow
Three reminders of how desperately your vote is needed, and what to do when the election's over.
11 / 02 / 2020
By Any Other Name
Since launching All Places, a number of you have asked how we came up with our name. Here is our story and what we learned along the way.
10 / 19 / 2020
It's important for all of us to remind ourselves, over and over again, that women means all women.
10 / 04 / 2020
Turn It Up
What we're listening to on these crisp Fall mornings that's getting us focused, energized, and occasionally dancing around like fools.
10 / 04 / 2020
As we celebrate Labor Day 2020, women still earn only a fraction of what they deserve.
09 / 14 / 2020
Why I left the Big Law world to start a firm created by women, for women.
08 / 15 / 2020