Anu Duggal

Anu Duggal is the founding partner of Female Founders Fund, the first early-stage fund for female founders. She launched Female Founders Fund in 2014 to start a movement to diversify venture capital and direct more dollars to female founders. Over the last seven years, Anu has played an instrumental role in not only investing in female founders, raising seed capital with over $4 billion in enterprise value, but shifting the VC industry as a whole to make more investments in femalefounded companies. She has led Female Founders Fund in two funds and invested in over 45 of the fastest growing female-led companies nationwide. These include category leaders like Zola, ELOQUII, Billie, Co-Star, Peanut, Real, BentoBox, Tala, Maven Clinic, WinkyLux, and more. Anu has been honored in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list and Crain’s “Notable Women in Tech” list and been included in Business Insider’s “Ultimate List of Female Startup Investors” and “Top 4 Venture Firms Investing in Women.” Anu has appeared in leading outlets like The TODAY Show, Bloomberg TV, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC Squawk Alley, Fortune, Inc, Yahoo! Finance and is the host of the podcast, The 2%. She has spoken at the Milken Institute, Vogue Business x Google Summit and TechCrunch Disrupt. Anu holds board member/observer roles for Maven Clinic, Billie, VIOLETTE_FR, Co–Star, and WinkyLux. Prior to starting Female Founders Fund, Anu co-founded, a private-sale e-commerce company backed by Accel Partners and Tiger Global, which was acquired by Indian fashion ecommerce company Myntra in 2011. Her first entrepreneurial venture was in 2005. India’s first wine bar The Tasting Room in Bombay She holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA from Vassar College.