Google For Entrepreneurs Partners With Astia

Astia Press Release | 8 March 2017 | San Francisco, New York, London

Google for Entrepreneurs celebrates Astia’s mission on International Women’s Day to ensure diversity and inclusion in the global innovation ecosystem

Google for Entrepreneurs, which provides financial support and the best of Google resources for its partners to support entrepreneurs around the world, renewed for a fourth consecutive year, its partnership with Astia on International Women’s Day.

“Astia levels the playing field for women entrepreneurs by providing access to capital and networks for the companies they lead. We are fortunate to have Google for Entrepreneurs continue to validate our mission and champion our shared values. We value inclusion, innovation, and investment as positive forces for change,” commented Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia.

“Our partnership with Astia supports our goals of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and strengthens the Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network. We are excited that Astia’s deep relationship among entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders helps talented women entrepreneurs gain access capital,” said Genna McKeel, Partnerships Manager for Google for Entrepreneurs.

The Astia Expert Sift™ process is key to Astia’s success and relies on over 5,000 expert volunteers from around the world who curate and advise companies founded and led by women. Through this partnership, Astia is able to work with all Google for Entrepreneurs network partners; magnifying substantially Astia’s reach and impact.

“We value the network that Google for Entrepreneurs brings to the table, especially with its physical campuses around the world and connections to more than 50 partners. These relationships enable us to substantially move the needle for women and underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship,” explained Vosmek.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Astia will be tweeting about the face of inclusive entrepreneurship, showcasing Astia’s pipeline and portfolio of companies as well as celebrating partnerships, including that with Google for Entrepreneurs, using the following hashtags: #BeBoldForChange #InvestingToday #Astia #BuiltByStartups.

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ABOUT ASTIA
For more than 17 years, Astia has been the pre-eminent organization working to ensure the success of high-growth startups founded and led by women. Founded in Silicon Valley in 1999 when less than 2% of venture capital was invested into inclusive founding teams, today Astia is a global community of more than 5,000 investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, family offices, industry leaders and individuals committed to this mission. We forge deep relationships among entrepreneurs, investors and advisors that move women into positions of power, equity and influence. For more information, visit www.astia.org. Follow us: @astiaglobal @astiaangel @vosmek @vpettibone

In 2013, Astia established an investment program, Astia Angels, a global network of both female and male angel invests investing in Astia-curated companies, identifying lack of access to capital being the barrier for women entrepreneurs. Since Astia Angels’ launch in 2013, the network has invested over $13M into women-led companies.

ABOUT GOOGLE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google’s resources to dozens of coworking spaces and community programs across 125 countries. We also create Campuses: physical hubs where entrepreneurs can learn, connect, and build companies that will change the world. To learn more about Google for Entrepreneurs, visit google.com/entrepreneurs or follow us on G+
(+GoogleForEntrepreneurs) and Twitter (@GoogleForEntrep).

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
International Women’s Day (March 8) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally. It calls for accelerating gender equity.
Visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ for more information.

Media Contact:
Sharon Vosmek
CEO, Astia
+1 415-806-8252
sharon@astia.org