- About Us
Founded in 1999 in Silicon Valley, Astia is an innovative global not-for-profit organization that propels women's full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth. Astia offers programs for high-growth start-ups that deliver results.
Research indicates that if women were to fully participate in high-growth entrepreneurship we would see a significant and measurable benefit to the economy, innovation, and society. Astia's mission is to provide access to the networks and expertise that women high-growth entrepreneurs need to succeed, and ultimately to impact today's global economy.
Designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs who understand the value of extraordinary relationships and believe in the give-back, Astia connects entrepreneurs to investors, industry leaders, advisors, and service providers encircling the entrepreneur with a comprehensive value-ad network. Our role is to facilitate access to the proven pathways to success and deliver results.
Funding, Growth and Leadership for Exceptional Entrepreneurs
Astia is a community of over 3000 experts committed to building women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of the companies they lead. The Astia Advisor Network includes more than 350 investors and 300 current and former c-level startup executives.
Results Since 2003
Astia Executive Services for Women-Led Startups
Our Expert Advisor Network
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This is an extraordinary success rate for early stage companies and attests to the hidden opportunity presented by women-led companies. Astia's intense Program for the presenting companies clearly contributed to results. Mitchell Kertzman, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
The Astia program gave me instant access to very valuable feedback from some of the best in the industry and very quickly grew my network of investors. Birame Sock, Founder, Third Solutions, Inc. and serial entrepreneur