Female start-up founders gained only 2.2% of the funding invested by venture capitalists last year, according to TechCrunch. Although more women and femmes are creating new businesses every day, we are still left out of funding opportunities.
Among those investors are female, industry leaders like Erika Lewis.
Erika is currently the Vice President of Culture & Marketing at Live Nation, and she is the co-founder of E.Z. Mo Breezy – the well-known company that created GRITS & BISCUITS, an 18 city-wide party celebrating southern culture and hip hop music. Prior to Live Nation and becoming an entrepreneur, Erika worked for some of the most influential companies and brands, and now she prides on herself on being able to give back to new entrepreneurs through her guidance, time, and financial support through organizations like Pipeline Angels.
In a recent conversation with Erika Lewis, we learned what angel investors look for in startups when investing, specifically what she looks for in the entrepreneur’s pitch deck, and so much more.