Solo Female Founders: 4 Fundraising Challenges Nobody Tells You About

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Founding a company is no easy task, no matter who you are. But founding-while-female brings obstacles that your male peers don’t have to deal with.

According to PitchBook, in 2016, venture capitalists invested $58.2 billion in companies that had male founders. Female-founded companies received only $1.46 billion. When it comes to loan approval, female entrepreneurs experience rates that are 15 to 20 percent lower than men.

Daunting, isn’t it? Like virtually everything else in life, entrepreneurship is more difficult as a woman than it is as a man. Now imagine taking on those odds all by yourself.

Read the full article on Forbes.

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Falon Fatemi
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Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node, a stealth startup of ex-Googlers backed by NEA, Mark Cuban, Avalon Ventures, Canaan Partners, and more. Falon has spent the past five years as a business development executive doing strategy consulting for startups and VCs and advising a variety of companies on everything from infrastructure to drones. Previously, Falon spent six years at Google, starting at age 19. As one of the youngest employees in the company, Falon worked on sales strategy and operations focusing on global expansion, Google.org, and business development for YouTube.