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The Future is Female: Investing with Purpose and Power with Barbara Iyayi

Updated: Jun 7

Women control 52% of wealth in the United States. Despite that, less than 5% of women who can invest in venture capital actually do so. Venture capital is often portrayed as an avenue of wealth for the “bros” but if we come together as women, our unique value sets and perspectives can change the world by funding innovative, women-founded startups looking to find solutions that benefit everyone, rather than a privileged few. Today, Julie and Barbara Iyayi, CEO and Founding Partner of Unicorn Growth Capital, invite you to learn about venture capital as an opportunity to grow your wealth and help women across the globe. This week’s episode 119 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about investing with purpose and power! 

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Barbara Iyayi is sharing the importance of investing in women-led companies and creating a more inclusive innovation economy, and actionable steps you can take right now to start investing in women-founded companies creating a better future. 

Barbara Iyayi is the CEO & Founding Partner of Unicorn Growth Capital, a Web3 VC fund that invests in the future of Finance, bridging TradFi & DeFi, to transform the financial infrastructure of the digital economy. She is an experienced venture capital and growth equity investor, and entrepreneur with over 17 years’ experience in financial services, spanning venture capital, private equity, investment banking/M&A and technology.

Some of the talking points Julie and Barbara go over in this episode include:

  • How decentralized finance can open up investment opportunities worldwide.

  • Aligning your investments with your values to help underserved markets.

  • Investing in women-founded companies can help solve problems others ignore.

  • The importance of investing in women-led companies and creating a more inclusive innovation economy.

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