Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong are the partners of Female Founders Fund, where they invest in tech companies started by women. Anu began her career as an entrepreneur -- including starting India’s first wine bar, and an e-commerce company. Sutian came from the investing side of things. In 2014, Anu decided to launch Female Founders Fund. A couple years later, she brought Sutian on as a partner. Together, they’ve invested in companies like Thrive Global and Rent the Runway.
On the Couch, they talk to us about what makes a great cold email, the companies in their shadow portfolios, and why they’re so focused on building communities for female founders.
By the way -- our book rec this week is "Quiet: The Power of Introversion in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. We're introverts, and if you've been listening to the podcast, you probably noticed that it's something we have in common with a lottt of our guests. This book breaks. it. down. Get your copy here.
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