Girlboss, a Los Angeles, CA-based new women’s empowerment brand, raised an additional $2m in seed funding round.
The round, which brings the total amount raised to $3.1m, was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Gary Vaynerchuk and Troy Carter’s Atom Factory. They join initial investors Slow Ventures, BAM Ventures and Human Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Lightspeed Partner Nicole Quinn will join the Girlboss board.
The company will use the funds to expand digital offerings and support talent acquisition.
Led by Founder & CEO Sophia Amoruso, an entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Girlboss is a mission-driven company dedicated to empowering women via such tools as content, experiences, and community-building.
The company operates via:
– original reporting and storytelling which can be found on owned and operated website Girlboss.com and on podcast Girlboss Radio;
– subscription-based video that can be found on g.media;
Twice a year, the business organizes Girlboss Rallies, an event that features some of the most inspiring women in the world. Always-on content can be found via dedicated email and across all social platforms @Girlboss.
Finally, the Girlboss Foundation offers biannual grants to female creatives pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, awarding $130k in funding since 2014.