Posted November 09, 2018 03:30:22Today, when it comes to female-owned startups, we tend to hear about women’s bootcamps.
But we don’t usually hear about how women’s entrepreneurship is the first startup that has gone to market.
We’ve been covering this topic in great detail over the past year.
So I thought it was time to share some of the details of the first female-run company that was ever started in the United States.
I wanted to start with a bit of history.
There were three startups that went to market on the same day.
The first was an all women’s startup called Purity, which raised $50 million in venture capital.
That was in December of 2015.
Then, in January of 2016, a team of six women launched a women-only startup called Unbreakable, which was also in a different space.
They raised $10 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Benchmark Capital, and others.
That same month, another woman launched a company called The Venture Lab, which also raised a whopping $10 billion in funding.
Then in June of 2016 the first woman-run startup, the startup known as Uniqlo, went live.
It raised $8.4 million in capital from investors including Sequoias Fund, Draper Funder, Sequoza Ventures, and Founders Fund.
This was the first time women were allowed to run an all female company.
And now we have to get to the business.
How did Uniqloo, Unbreakables first venture fund, and the Uniqlom founders get started?
I will explain it in great depth, but for now I wanted to share the story of how these companies got started and how they are now thriving.
The first women to start an all woman’s company are the founders, Purity founder Lauren Brown and CEO Kim Kuehn.
In January of this year, Brown and Kuehl founded Uniqla.
They had been living in the Bay Area for about two years when they decided to start a company in an all male space.
For them, the idea for an all ladies-only business was something they were passionate about.
“I wanted this to be a platform for women to build a business.
I think the biggest barrier to women is that we don