OwnTrail x SheTransacts are leaders in #AuthenTech for female founders fundraising. OwnTrail shares their fundraising journey & founder-to-founder advice to lift up fellow female founders struggling w/isolation & raising.
OwnTrail is a peer-to-peer support system that drives meaningful personal and professional development for women. On OwnTrail, women can own and share their authentic stories as Trails, see people who look like them in the places they aspire to, and empower each other to navigate obstacles and opportunities.
Rebekah Bastian is an entrepreneur, writer, artist, tech executive, mentor, wife, mother and aerial acrobat. She is the CEO & Co-founder of OwnTrail and was previously vice president of product and vice president of community and culture at Zillow. Rebekah is the author of Blaze Your Own Trail, is a contributor to Forbes and is a frequent speaker on social impact, career navigation and corporate diversity.
Kt McBratney is the cofounder and chief brand officer at OwnTrail. A builder of non-bullshit brands she’s a marketer, strategist, connector, visual artist, toddler mom and borderline book hoarder who is obsessed with disrupting the status quo.
As a fellow female founder in the trenches fundraising for SheTransacts seeing their headline on my husbands Facebook feed was a real inspiration that came at the perfect moment in my own journey. About a year ago I probably would have not reached out to Rebekah on Facebook as I had been previously burned multiple times by collaborations, partnerships or lack of follow through of fellow female founders, investors and VCs. My personal experience in the startup world of women was quite different from any other female mentor or relationship in my life.
It made me think- why was this? and how could we foster a new cooperative way to fundraise together at SheTransacts? Instead of thinking OwnTrail was a competitor fundraising, I chose to invite them in and be and ALLY to us all. I'm so grateful I did! We welcome them as the newest ALLY to fast growing SheTransacts ecosystem, paying it forward to foster a more collaborative way to lift each other up during our fundraises.
Paying it forward to help fellow female founders fundraise together, Alexis Snelling, CEO of SheTrasnacts interviews the co-founders of OwnTrail about what it was really like fundraising as a female founder post-covid.
#RealRaise Founder 2 Founder Advice
2. Stay Optimistic
3. Pep Talk
Pay it forward gifts to fellow founders!
Rebekah’s article on AuthenTech https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebekahb...
The form to join the community https://airtable.com/shrsTEKnPYxEEIZti
Blaze Your Own Trail Book on Sale https://owntrail.com/book
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