A cohort-based educational fellowship for next-gen gender diverse first-time fund managers.

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Ventures led by women are more profitable than men-led, yet they raise only 2.3% of venture funding.

First Followers wants to become a launching pad for women First Time Fund Managers (FTFMs) who naturally see the power of ventures led by women and can yield 10-20% higher ROIs on AUM than all-male fund manager teams.



About the Fellowship.


  • Total Length of the fellowship program:
    9 weeks

  • # Modules: 9 

  • Frequency: 1-3 modules / week

  • Format: 2 hours session with 1 hour of the workshop on the module and 1 hour of Q&A discussion.

9 blocks fund model canvas

Investment Thesis / Fund Thesis, Portfolio Construction, Fund Economics, Target Profile - Entrepreneurs & LPs, Unfair Advantage, Purpose & Story, & Team, Fund Structure, and Process - Fund & Portfolio Level

For more - read Fund Model Canvas

Credibility/ Signalling


​By being selected by a recognised team of private experts and benefits from and expertise of the Angel investing ecosystem


Share the experience with like-minded gender-diverse FTFMs

India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore

By being regularly featured and presented in dedicated GLI, FTFMs, Angels, and LP media and events

  • 2-3 cohort members – per country

  • 6-9 cohort members in total


Supporters & Partners.

First Followers Fellowship is proudly supported by





“It is absolutely essential that we increase investments in women fund managers in order to benefit from their increased access to women entrepreneurs, women impact businesses, and insights about women’s markets, and to realize the dividends of diverse decision making on teams,”

- Suzanne Biegel

(gender-lens advocate)