In some regions – the US and developed Europe – female entrepreneurs have higher levels of innovation than male entrepreneurs when it comes to introducing new products to consumers.

Startup teams with at least one female founder perform 63% better than all male teams. This is what First Round Capital found out when they did the number crunching on 300 of their portfolio companies. In addition, more than 50% of new jobs expected to be created in the US by 2018 will be created by woman-owned SMEs.

After having a look at these numbers, we want to introduce 5 successful startups founded by female entrepreneurs. Take a look at the infographic below.




As they put it on their website, their mission is to help you travel more for less. This travelling app allows users to create lists of places they want to visit and searches for the cheapest tickets. The company was founded by Gillian Morris.


This  startup was founded by Danielle Morril, Kevin Morril and Andy Sparks. Mattermark helps VC firms stay up-to-date with new and emerging startups.


LearnVest helps you create a personalized financial plan. The company was founded by Alexa von Tobel and was acquired earlier this year for more than $250 million.


Meredith Perry is on to completely innovate the tech industry by introducing a wireless charger for electronic devices. uBeam uses ultrasound waves to recharge your laptop, for example.


Jessica Richman is the co-founder and CEO of uBiome. This is a biotech startup that researches microorganisms inside the human body. Initially financed by a crowdfunding IndieGogo campaign, uBiome has also raised $5 million from A16Z, 500 Startups and Y Combinator.

Do you want to know more about financing your business? Take a look at our post on Doing Business Financing the Right Way.