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The Helm: Invested in Women

The Helm is a community and a venture fund that rethinks how people invest in female entrepreneurs — a segment of the financial sector that received only 2.5% of all venture capital in 2016 despite consistently outperforming all-male teams.

An alternative to philanthropy, The Helm was founded on the idea that additional value can be created for investors—female and male alike—by allowing them to see their money drive change first-hand through bespoke experiences, venture education, exclusive content, and behind-the-scenes tours and series.

“We’ll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.”
Gloria Steinem

Why Focus on Venture?

It’s the single greatest resources available to entrepreneurs — and it’s the most inequitable.

A New Approach: Equitable Investing

We’re expanding access to capital for female-founded and female-lead companies by giving a new type of investor a seat at the table.

Our Mission

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