In the past decade, the number of startups founded by women has increased greatly, and in 2021 amount of unicorn startups with female co-founders increased more than fourfold (compared to 2020).

There are many successful women startup founders who are role models for other women entrepreneurs. Here are some examples:

Eynat Guez, cofounder and CEO of new york-based company Papaya Global, an HR and payroll platform for global workforce management. The company raised $250 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $3.7 billion, after growing 300% each year for the past 3 years since 2019.

Kindbody, founded by Gina Bartasi is a fertility and family-building startup that signed a merger agreement to acquire Vios Fertility Institute; both are women-led companies driven by a vision to revolutionize fertility care. Both companies conducted nearly 10,000 fertility treatments in 2021 through their virtual and in-person services, which are expected to double by 2022. With this merger, the company has a $1.15 Billion Valuation.

Sophie Kim is the founder and CEO of Market Kurly, a premium food delivery company headquartered in Seoul. Market Kurrly is the second most highly valued new female-founded unicorn as it raised multiple fundings in 2021 and stepped up from a valuation of $2.2 billion in July 2021 to $3.3 billion by December in a round led by Anchor Equity Partners. 

What other inspiring examples come to your mind? 

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