BEIJING, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — She Loves Tech successfully concluded its global startup competition for the fifth consecutive year, after holding rounds in 20+ international locations in 2019.
She Loves Tech opened its 2019 Global Conference announcing over USD100m funding raised by startups since its first competition five years ago. Co-founders Virginia Tan, Rhea See and Leanne Robers stated, “Our mission is to attract top female entrepreneurs and the best startups in the She-Economy. By giving them a global stage, we hope to take them to the next level, the funding raised so far is testament to the success of that mission.”
Winners from each round received an all-expenses paid trip to Beijing and an exclusive week-long bootcamp before pitching at the global finals in front of international investors and tech executives. The global winner will receive a cash prize of USD15,000 from Teja Ventures, Asia’s first gender-lens VC fund. The 15 finalists also stand to win investments from multiple funds, including ADB Ventures, She Loves Tech’s official impact partner.
Germany’s Phantasma Labs, a platform helping self-driving systems predict and understand human behavior using virtual stimulation, emerged as winner of the She Loves Tech 2019 competition.
“Women entrepreneurs are solving critical global problems bringing diverse perspectives and expertise. CIRCLE has been a partner for She Loves Tech for 3 years and this year, we held rounds in 5 cities across Pakistan. DOT by Yishel Khan represented Pakistan in Beijing where she received high ranking from the judges. Her startup tackles ADHD using AI and gaming for treatment. We return with many learnings & excited to support her journey,” said Sadaffe Abid Founder CIRCLE
Themed “Tech for Good”, the She Loves Tech Conference also hosted leading entrepreneurs and investors as speakers including Cindy Mi, Founder & CEO of VIPKID, one of the top edtech companies in the world, Bin Li, Founder of NIO, a unicorn electric car company, Natalie Wang, Founder of Glamor APP, Shirley Wu, Senior Vice President of Dell, Nicole Chen, Managing Director of Refinitiv China, Ilaria Chan, Group Advisor for Social Impact Investments of GRAB, Daniel Hersson, Investment Lead of ADB Ventures, James Chou, Managing Director & CEO, Microsoft for Startups, and Jaff Shen, Founder & CEO of Leping Foundation.