The Artemis Fund recently launched to provide seed money and Series A financing to women-led companies. Its first $100,000 award will be given at the Rice Business Plan Competition held April 4 through April 6. With its first fund, the group expects to invest in about 30 women-led companies. It will invest in companies across the U.S. but has a preference for those in Houston and Texas.
The Artemis Fund was launched by Stephanie Campbell, managing director of the Houston Angel Network, Leslie Goldman, who practiced corporate law for more than 25 years and has invested in more than 40 early stage, high-growth companies, and Diana Murakhovskaya, who co-founded the Monarq Incubator focused on women-led startups