Impact

The Springboard Advantage

Access. Resources. Community.

For over two decades, Springboard has been an instrumental resource in the growth and scaling of innovative women-led companies. Explore the statistics below to gain better insight into the impact Springboard and our entrepreneurs have had on the world and the marketplace.

Our Results

We take pride in the success of our Alumnae companies.
Companies

880+

Raised Capital

90%

IPOs

27

Value Created

$36.4B

Unicorns

10

Recent Highlights: “Let’s Do the Numbers”

Let’s do the numbers and go into detail about just how successful Springboard companies actually are.

40%

Springboard entrepreneurs captured 40% of the total VC funding that went to all-women led companies in 2020.

4

Female-founded Springboard companies were among the ten largest VC deals in the US in 2021, including:
$473M raised
#2

$2.1B valuation

$400M raised
#4

$2.9B valuation

$331M raised
#5

$40B valuation

$285M raised
#9

$1B valuation

4

An additional four female-founded Springboard companies were among the top 100 largest deals in the US since 2020, including:
$135M raised
#55

$625M valuation

$107M raised
#81

$246M valuation

$90M raised
#87

$615M valuation

$85M raised
#90

$193M valuation

8

Since 2020, eight Springboard portfolio companies have achieved “unicorn” status (companies valued at greater than $1 billion):

$40.0B valuation

$5.7B valuation

$4.0B valuation

$2.9B valuation

$2.1B valuation

$1.4B valuation

$1.2B valuation

$1B valuation

4

Since 2021, 4 Springboard portfolio companies went public with a combined valuation at IPO of more than $1.9B.
July 2021
NAS: KLTR

Valuation: $1.24B

October 2021
NAS: AURA

Valuation: $280M

October 2021
NAS: CGTX

Valuation: $256M

January 2022
LON: OBI

Valuation: $139M

2%

of VC funding goes to
women-only led companies*

80%

of VC funding goes to solely
male-led startups*

1/2

female founded companies get less than half the VC deal size compared to male-founded companies*

*Sources: Crunchbase & TechCrunch

Successful Exits & IPOs

Providing women entrepreneurs with in-depth support from introduction to exit.

Carolyn Cross

LSE 2021

Elisabet de los Pinos

NASDAQ 2021

Susan Catalano

NASDAQ 2021

Michal Tsur

NASDAQ 2021

Leen Kawas

NASDAQ 2020

Julie Wainright

NYSE 2019
Market Cap: $1.6B

Pam Marrone

NASDAQ 2018

Mira Sahney

NYSE 2017
Market Cap: $19.4M

Catriona Wallace

ASX 2016
Market Cap: $17.9M

Sam Cobb

ASX 2016
Market Cap: $28.2M

Joan Lyman

NASDAQ 2016 – Sold to Dell
Market Cap: $1.3B

Sue Washer

NASDAQ 2014
Market Cap: $56.4M

Kathy Harrison

ASX 2014
Market Cap: $14M

Audra Stinchcomb

NASDAQ 2010 – FKA AllTranz
Market Cap: $68.4M

Robin Chase

NASDAQ 2010
Sold to AVIS after IPO of $500M

Kathy Giori

OTC 2007 – Merged with Lokket
Market Cap: $36M

Gail Gooman

NASDAQ 2007 – Sold to
Endurance (EIGI)
after IPO for $1.1B

Ora Soffer

TASE 2007
Sold to Nidam Communication Group

Mary Kay Fenton

NASDAQ 2006
Market Cap: $296M

Patricia Ohana

TASE 2006 – FKA BioCanCell
Market Cap: $171M

Cynthia Fisher

NASDAQ 2005 – FKA ViaCell
Sold to PerkinElmer after IPO for $300M

Helen Greiner

NASDAQ 2005
Market Cap: $2.3B

Kay Wagoner

NASDAQ 2005
Sold to Pfizer after IPO for $56M

Pamela Contag

NASDAQ 2004
Sold to Caliper Life Sciences after
IPO for $80M

Kathleen Chien

NASDAQ 2004
Market Cap: $4B

Leearne Hinch

ASX 1991
Market Cap: $18.9M

Where We Focus

Springboard proudly supports women entrepreneurs and female founders as they grow and scale their businesses in tech, media, and life sciences.

Global Reach

Thank you to all who helped build this trusted global network of Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Advisors accelerating the success of accomplished, entrepreneurial women leading technology and life science companies.

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