"Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much."

Helen Keller

Our individual membership comprises executive, professional and angel investors (both male and female). For organizations we have corporate patrons.

Executive, Professional, Angel investor

There are a lot of ways to get involved with the she1K community. You can choose how you want to give back and contribute to the pool. 

A US$1000 individual contribution to the pool is valid for a year and a US$2000 individual contribution is valid for 4 years.

Members can opt to be as active, passive or anonymous.

Corporate patrons

Give back to more startups. Join she1K’s mission to rally 1K corporate executive women globally and help scale smart startups.

A US$3000 contribution goes to the pool for funding startups.

A US$5000 contribution goes to our investment pool plus the company sponsors 2 senior executive women to join our network for a year.

It is important to underscore that there is no guaranteed financial return on the contribution to the pool.

90% of the contributions are deposited into a pool which will only be used for pure investment and costs associated with setting up of SPV* (special purpose vehicle) on an as-needed basis.

10% of the contribution will go to program management expense and 90% to investment pool, effective all contributions received from June 1, 2019.



The minimum requirement for Executive membership is 20 years of corporate experience, mostly in multinationals with a track record in country or regional functional leadership roles.


The minimum requirement for Professional membership is 15 years of corporate experience, mostly in multinationals with a consistent industry

Angel Investor​

There is no
minimum requirement for angel investors.
Both male
and female aspiring
and seasoned angel investors

can join
as members

Corporate Patron​

Joining as a corporate patron means companies get to impact more startups, nominate their own corporate executive women and help champion entrepreneurship.

What members can expect

Executive, Professional, Angel investor

  • Exclusive she1K Plus account where members can contact members, access exclusive content and startup materials for review
  • Contribute to a collective pool that invests in early-stage startups
  • Angel invest directly and/or syndicate with she1K members to invest in shortlisted startups
  • Connect with accomplished corporate women of diverse backgrounds globally
  • Sit on boards of startups (not limited to those we invest in) *Applicable for executive members only.
  • Access to seed stage deal flows (directly scouted or through our partners)
  • Learn about angel investing and how to validate and engage startups
  • Grow your knowledge in innovation, tech, other industries, and social causes
  • Connect with the bigger startup ecosystems including VCs​
  • Participate in WomenChangemakers, private networking events, workshops, startup validation
  • Rate and share feedback on video pitches submitted by startups
  • Participate in private pitch, deep dive and other events

Corporate patrons

  • Participation in she1K private events
  • Participation in startup validation activities
  • Co-branding on website and marketing assets.

Angel investing

Angel investing is different from investing in stocks, real estates, bonds, and other financial instruments. Angel investing empowers you to grow your knowledge of the latest innovations or outside your core industry and learn from your startup founders. 
Valuation gains may enjoy significant multiples that exceed other instruments, but it will also have its corresponding risk of losing all of your sum invested. Angel investing is not compulsory and there is no judgment involved if you do not angel invest as a member. 
We will regularly organize sharing sessions featuring experienced angel investors.

Ways to invest through she1K

1. Directly to a startup
2. Syndicate with a few other she1K members by setting up an SPV
3. Pool membership fees to invest as she1K
An SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) is set up if the startups prefer the agreement to be made as a single entity. Otherwise, she1K and/or each participating member may execute a direct agreement with the startup. Any angel investing decision made by any member is at their own risk. she1K is not liable for the success or failure of startups as members will choose to invest individually or as a group.

Governance and Investment committee

she1K will form a board of 5 directors with founder, Christina Teo, as the Executive Director. This board will not only see to the rightful investment of the membership dues, but also evolve the strategy and champion the network of she1K.
An investment committee comprising of managers with VC / angel investing experience is set up to evaluate startup pitches and make recommendations to she1K members to invest as a collective and/or as direct investors to startups. 
The investment committee will call on the help of she1K members in the areas of industry and market knowledge. The investment committee will also coach she1K members who are interested in participating in Zoom calls or pitch events with startups to prepare them for the role of a jury.

Platform account

All members will have an account to communicate with other members on the network. she1K will fill in the basic profile based on their application forms. Members are able to edit and modify their profiles over time. The same applies to opt-in options. she1K will build more features to support the platform’s growth in the coming months.

Program running admin

Membership fees in the first year are not applied to program running cost. We will review if conditions may change in 2020 as we scale.
Program running costs will be sponsored through Asia Startup Ventures Pte Ltd, the company that organizes WomenChangemakers events and runs WantThingsDone.com. Additionally, she1K will seek out corporate sponsorships to cover part of the running costs.

Join the movement

We are rallying 1000 corporate women across the globe from different industries to synergize with startups and build a community fostering entreprenurship and innovation.  

Your referral is highly valued

Refer to the requirements specified at the top of the page and email the LinkedIn profile of your referee(s) to vip@she1k.com.
If there are startups you would like to refer to us, please invite them to submit at she1K.com/pitch.

Got Questions?

Send us an email at vip@she1k.com or
you can drop us a message here