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Astia transforms the way today’s businesses are funded. In particular, our organization levels the playing field for women-led, high-growth startups by giving them access to networks, expertise, and funding. The organization has been in existence for 20 years, beginning as the first incubator in San Francisco for women-led businesses and becoming an investor in women-led businesses.
Our goal is simple: Fuel the growth of highly innovative, women-led ventures around the globe, and we do this primarily through three programs:
We created the Astia Angels program in 2013. Since its founding, Astia Angels members have directly invested $22 million of their own money and syndicated an additional $300 million in funding for companies that pass the Astia Expert Sift. The results speak for themselves: Our investments are delivering 2x the market returns of similar-vintage VC funds!
But how do we make it all happen? We do it using Zoom.
At Astia, we use the Zoom platform to run virtually (no pun intended!) all aspects of our programs:
Zoom has become an essential part of our infrastructure. Without it, we could not advance our mission and solve one of the biggest problems in the entrepreneurial ecosystem — addressing the underfunding of outstanding women-led startups.