Today’s guest on the Boomtank Business Show podcast is Dr. Richard Swart, a renowned expert on Angel Investing and Venture Capital Funding for Women Owned Businesses. We talk the future of large funding for women owned businesses, lessons in entrepreneurship and much more. This interview offers a rare glimpse into how top start-ups by women, that have the potential to generate millions and hundreds of millions of dollars, get funded – and what they face in doing so.
Dr. Swart is a ‘Fellow’ at the Milken Institute and has worked with such leading global organizations as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and others. He has also worked with the World Bank, the British Government and consulted for the former ‘Startup America Partnership’ (see now, Case Foundation and Faces of Founders). He is credited with starting the fastest growing Business Meetup in American history. He is passionate about women business owners fully taking stage in global businesses and developing leading-edge means to fund their start-ups. His passion is driven by the loving memory of his mother, who excelled at defying norms and showing him the worth of women everywhere.
Memorable quote from the interview:
The research is absolutely clear that a diverse group of people make better decisions, which is why companies with women on the ‘Board of Directors’ outperform companies that do not have women on the ‘Board of Directors’. – Dr. Richard Swart
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Tune in for this high-level listen into the world of funding, entrepreneurship and his incredible work on behalf of business women and others – enjoy!
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