SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- June Manley, technology executive and founder of Female Founders Faster Forward (F4), was named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation's oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Ms. Manley, a prominent voice in the startup community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
"As the founder of an enterprise-software company, I know the importance of reforming access to capital," stated Ms. Manley. "Without equality on the path to funding, innovative businesses cannot succeed. Joining NSBA's Leadership Council, with a seat on the Economic Development Committee, enables me to share the need for change with Congress."
June Manley is a passionate entrepreneur and thought leader with over 15 years of high-tech experience. In 2015, June bootstrapped and launched her startup and discovered that only 2% of U.S. venture capital (VC) goes to startups led by female founders. Determined to change the current VC investing status quo, June founded F4 to increase investments in female-founded startups. F4's Startup Investment Model Index (SiMi™) helps first-time minority founders get their first round of VC funding outside of bias and prejudice.
Ms. Manley joined the NSBA Leadership Council to improve access to capital for minority-led small businesses. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.
"I am proud to have June Manley as part of our Leadership Council," stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. "She came to us highly recommended and I look forward our coordinated efforts for years to come."
Please visit https://www.f4capital.org/ to learn more about Female Founders Faster Forward.
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About Female Founders Faster Forward
Female Founders Faster Forward (F4) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that is fundamentally changing how first-time minority founders secure early-round venture capital. F4 is developing the Startup Investment Model Index (SiMi™) as a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit. SiMi will be available FREE to all founders and investors. To learn more visit: https://www.mysimi.org.
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