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Online rentals platform (app, website) known for its “warm” image, targeted at white-collar female executives. Its slightly upmarket furnished rooms in Beijing are located near the subway, and include bedlinen, Wi-Fi and cleaning. Tenants pay no commission, and enjoy perks such as social activities and spaces, and online shopping.

P2P lending platform, providing collateral-free loans starting from IDR 1.5 million. Uses ML software to evaluate and assign credit scores for Amartha partners or borrowers. Lenders can invest starting with a minimum of IDR 3 million.

Woven wicker crafts produced by women from subsistence farm households. Initially selling to businesses like hotels and bulk-buyers, Du’Anyam also sells directly to consumers through online channels and offline retail galleries.

Online platform showcasing beauty professionals, stringently vetted and screened by HelloBeauty. Customers can post services required to invite quotes from artists. They can also book directly and pay by instalments, credit card or bank transfer. Available in Greater Jakarta, Bali and a number of other major cities in Indonesia.

MSParis, a mobile application, lets women rent clothing from high-end brands. With professional buyers based in cities like New York, Paris and Seoul, MSParis brings the latest trends to thousands of daily active members via an online inventory of over a million fashion pieces from more than 500 international brands.

Huajuan Mall sells cosmetics, clothes, snacks, alcoholic drinks, dietary supplements, home furnishings, accessories, etc., via its mobile app and website. The platform hosts short and live videos through which online influencers recommend items to users. Users can also pay to watch online makeup tutorial videos.

Novita Imelda was an active Fashionese Daily (now Female Daily) reader. She became the blog's angel investor in 2008.

Established in Shanghai in 2011, PreAngel Fund has set up six funds with a total of RMB 600 million in assets under management. So far, the firm has invested RMB 300 million in over 300 Chinese and American tech companies in the fields of mobile internet, hardware, healthcare, finance, insurance, e-commerce, sports, among others.

WA4STEAM is a not-for-profit organization that provides seed capital with an investment focus on supporting women with projects and ideas applicable to STEAM sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture and Mathematics).The association is composed of women with backgrounds and experiences in biosciences, mathematics, finance, engineering, law, accounting and coaching. It offers significant support to the founders during the early stages of the startup cycle.WA4STEAM cooperates with a network of co-investors, VC funds, family offices, accelerators and incubators. It also collaborates with university associations and science and technology parks that back and leverage the portfolio of companies.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, Meitu is a public company traded at HK Stock Exchange.Its products include photo-editing and sharing software Meitu Xiuxiu(MeituPic), short video app Meipai, apps focusing on oversea users AirBrush and BeautyPlus, etc. ( It reported having a MAU of 3320 million adding up all its apps in 2018. ( used to have a smartphone line but has announced to shut down the line. Meitu let Xiaomi handle its development and sale and it got a commission. 

Ladies Investment Club (LIC) is a group of self-funded women investors, put together with a mission to find, support and nurture female founders on their journey to business ownership. Driven by a desire to see more women-led startups, LIC touts its extensive experience across multiple industries and disciplines, and offers not just capital, but guidance and mentoring to increase female founders' likelihood of success.

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