Welcoming Portfolia as Our Newest Portfolio Member
The Impact Seat Foundation is excited to welcome Portfolia and several of its funds to our growing portfolio of female-led innovation. The series of investments come as generously donated assets to the foundation by our Founder and Board Chair, Barbara Clarke.
About Portfolia: Women Investing in Women
Portfolia, in their own words, is "the world’s most powerful network of women investing in the companies we want in the world for returns and impact." It stands apart from traditional financial organizations as a groundbreaking platform committed to empowering women, diversifying the venture capital landscape, and advocating for innovative solutions that address pressing societal issues. They are proud to have introduced "a new, disruptive way for powerful, confident, diverse women to invest in venture capital," thereby offering access to those who have traditionally been excluded from the conversation. The key sectors they focus on include women's health, active aging & longevity, sustainability, and climate change.
Each Portfolia fund is carefully designed around a central theme or focus area, with a team of seasoned investment partners guiding each venture. The funds span a wide spectrum of sectors, including women's health, active aging & longevity, and sustainability & climate change. This model allows investors to support numerous innovative companies over a 12 to 18-month period, effectively amplifying the impact of their capital. Since its establishment in 2015, Portfolia's disruptive investment approach has led to the success of over 150 companies, including noteworthy organizations such as Hey Jane, Madison Reed, Everly Health, and Maven Clinic. More than just a testament to financial success, these investments symbolize the empowerment of women and marginalized communities, the support for essential innovations, and the ongoing advocacy for a sustainable world.
The Future Impact of This Strategic Move
Less than 4% of all VC dollars go to women-owned businesses. Barbara Clarke’s investment in Portfolia and subsequent donation to The Impact Seat Foundation promises an exciting future for our organization. It continues to reinforce our commitment to creating a prosperous and sound economy for ALL. The Impact Seat Foundation will use this addition to our portfolio to drive forward our mission in the form of grants, resources, and community events. We’re looking forward to seeing Portfolia and its funds soar in the coming year!