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Dream Ventures

Dream Ventures connects female-owned businesses to AWESOME investors and game changing partnerships

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Project Description

You already know it takes 115+ hours and 86 video calls to find one new partner to invest in your business.

You already know this year has been a juggling act, negotiating tantrums with your two-year-old while negotiating deals with fortune 500 brand partners.

You already know the numbers don’t make sense. Female founded companies outperform male founded companies 63%... yet as women, we receive less than 2% of funding.

You may not know that there is a woman on a mission to change that. Enter, Dream Ventures...

DREAM VENTURES is a female-focused fund and incubator. We have a simple focus: Connect female-owned businesses to AWESOME investors and land that DREAM deal you’ve always dreamed about. 

We’ve worked with female founders for the past 2 years helping them raise $5 million+ plus with top tier VC's like Lerer Hippeau and strategic angels around the country.

We’ve helped land deals with Amex, P&G, Sephora, and many more.

We exist to flip this industry around and, like you, we can't do it alone. When you support Dream Ventures, you’re not just supporting our business, you’re supporting hundreds of women-owned businesses.

Ladies, let’s do this.

Annie Headshot

ABOUT ANNIE

Annie is the former co-founder of Beautified, a key architect behind the enterprise strategy and development that drove the successful fundraise with Hannah Bronfman. From leading partnerships for Regi and Moonalker Ventures, Dream Ventures also powers communities through Angel Investor meetups and events. Annie has been featured in Vogue, NY Times, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, and many others based on her work in business, fashion, lifestyle, and tech.

With a portfolio featuring some of the best female-founded companies, Annie understands consumer behavior and the key role of B2B partnerships to scale and grow ideas into big successes. She oversaw $250K raised by 8 female investor “angels” to help fund Beautified’s development, and her fundraising efforts to empower new business start-ups don’t end there. Annie helped usher in capital from 12 strategic female investors for iFundWomen, made intros for pre-seed round for MOONS and brought in over seven figures combined from strategic angels & VC lead to fund the new female-founded skincare company, Topicals, among others.

Annie most enjoys working with entrepreneurs to help bring their vision of success into the stratosphere of possibility. In addition to funding, strategizing, or partnering with the brands in the portfolio, she is an advisor for Poppy Seed Health, MOONS, IFundWomen and Topicals.

Mission Statement

 

ACCESS TO LEARNINGS

Creating accessible tools and sharing learnings with as many founders as possible takes more than the waking hours of one women. We have an ambitious product roadmap that we have been refining over the past years while actively fundraising for other companies. This infusion of capital will allow for a rollout of offerings that will mobilize a Dream Team. Want a sneak peak? You can snag one as a reward with your contribution before they are released in 2021.

product preview

 

WHY CROWDFUNDING?

Dream Ventures’ power lies with our community. The connections are as much a part of turning dreams into reality as Annie herself. Just as iFundWomen turned to Dream Ventures when they were fundraising, Dream Ventures celebrates the incredible power of this platform.

With the help of backers, we can share Dream Ventures with more women businesses. We will:

  • increase the size of the Dream Team, allowing for more 1:1 support for women businesses in a critical stage where they need a wingwoman.
  • create online tools and resources that accelerate growth and make learnings accessible
  • build a community for female founders to support one another.

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What will the money be used for? 

Our funds will be spent on operating the business, staffing our team, rolling out our educational guides, and marketing so that we can continue to focus on the community.

I want one of these rewards but I can't spend right now, will they be available after this campaign?

These rewards are exclusive to our iFundWomen campaign. You can always book one of our a la carte services via the site, though.

I want to contribute but don't need a reward, can I share my reward with someone else?

We appreciate your contribution so much! Please indicate on the backer questionnaire what you had in mind and we can work something out.

 

Deb
06/02/2021
Virtual Coffee + barrière Mask
$50
03/31/2021
Virtual Coffee + barrière Mask
$50
marciw
02/04/2021
The Dream Kit
$40
Colleen Giblin
02/04/2021
Good Karma
$25
02/02/2021
Fundraise Wingwoman
$2,300
02/02/2021
Fundraise Wingwoman
$2,300
02/02/2021
Fundraise Wingwoman
$2,300
02/02/2021
Fundraise Wingwoman
$2,300
Jennifer Swartley
02/02/2021
Dream Workout
$50
Eram
02/02/2021
Dream Ventures Community Membership
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

32 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Instagram Mastery w/ Social Media Expert

Set up your Instagram for success with proven strategies, tools, and planning used by top influencers and brands. Lindsey Martin is an Instagram expert who has helped influencers and brands like Kayla Itsines, Hannah Bronfman, Megan Roup, and even iFundWomen build massive followings by creating a strategic plan for growth.

We’ve put together a stretch-goal for Dream Ventures featuring a course with Lindsey that helps you:

  • Find your target audience
  • Develop key metrics to track growth and engagement
  • Streamline your content creation
  • Develop and curate content for your feed that is cohesive
  • Build a content calendar
  • Create high quality feed graphics
  • Grow followers and engagement
  • Use tools to track metrics, save time, and streamline page management

Typically priced at $1,500. Invest in your Instagram success for 2021 and support Dream Ventures in their stretch-goal to hit $50k!

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8 Supporters
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2,300.00 USD
Fundraise Wingwoman

Book a 1-hr kickoff to activate a month-long sprint to accelerate your efforts to fundraise. 

Gain access to our best practices for outreach, proven methods to capture the attention of investors, and coaching on how to perfect your pitch. We will set you up to shine as a founder in front of investors through weekly soundboard sessions.

 

5 Supporters
None available
25.00 USD
Good Karma

Send some good vibes into the universe and it will come back to you

35 Left
15 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
The Dream Kit

All the tools you need to create your 2021 vision board. Hang it up by your desk to organize and manifest your dreams in the New Year. Kit includes:

  • (1) 22”x28” Stay & Stick White Poster Board
  • (3) Packs of 3"x3" Post-Its
  • (1) Pack of Gold or Black Stickers
  • (1) Black Sharpie
  • (1) Gold Sharpie
  • (1) Getting Started Guide
  • Perfectly packaged in (1) Mailing Tube
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19 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Virtual Coffee + barrière Mask

Grab (1) Virtual Coffee with Annie to catch up or have a first intro, plus (1) Limited-edition barrière mask so you can breathe easy and look great!

31 Left
19 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD
2021 Intention Bracelet

Choose a word of intention for 2021 and you will receive an engraved custom bracelet mailed to you (gold or silver) with your word to wear & manifest into reality.

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Founding Member of Dream Team Network

Founding member of the Dream Team Network. We are so grateful for your support of female founded businesses! To thank you, your name will be listed as founding "Backers" on the Dream Ventures Site within the Dream Team Section.

50 Supporters
None available
100.00 USD
Dream Ventures Community Membership

Community Membership includes: - (4) Quarterly 1 hr Virtual Sessions to network with other founders, share resources, celebrate wins, troubleshoot obstacles and make asks of the network  - Priority Access to new Kits, Tools, and Samples we develop over 2021 - Private Invite-only Slack hotline for Hail Mary asks
 

27 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Social Media Shout out & profile

Profiling your founder story on Dream Ventures instagram with a carousel-style visual post that includes at least 3 images with links and tags

3 Supporters
None available
250.00 USD
Dream Ventures Fundraise Strategy Call

(1) 30-minute strategy call with Annie to dive into your top priorities

16 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Dream Ventures Growth Session

(1) 90 minute growth session - you will have the opportunity to share three dream business goals and Annie will open a few doors for you to make them happen. This could include introductions to VC's, funds & angel investors

14 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Custom jacket

Inspired by Annie's business ethos, this limited-edition run will feature "Create Your Dreams" embroidered on a jacket. Once purchased, we will be in touch for your preferred size and shipping info!

6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Curated Connection Session

Annie will place you with exactly the right person you should be speaking with for a (1) 20-minute virtual coffee where you can seek advice, validation, or insight and walk away with a new bud in the biz. Prior meetings have resulted in angel investments, national partnerships and introductions to retailers like Target, Amazon & Sephora. Fun fact: these Connection Sessions are how Annie became known as the "Fairy Godmother of Business"!

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
650.00 USD
Dream Ventures Fundraise Strategy

2-(1) hour Fundraise Strategy Call (Typically $750). We will walk through your fundraise goal, create a strategy to propel forward and send you a step by step action plan on how to raise the funds!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
&AND& BOGO Sessions

2-(1) hour Brand Assessment Sessions (Typically $1,000)

5 Left
0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Dream Cabin Upstate Getaway

Dream big for 2021. This getaway in the Catskills includes a 1-hour Virtual Vision Session with Annie to map goals together, and development of an Action Plan for next steps when you return to your everyday.  Escape your screens to the Catskills for a cozy cabin overnight that will set you on the right path. Includes: Dream Kit - Wine & Snacks by female-founded brands - Field Guide to discover your surroundings.

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Investor Roadshow Strategy Guide

They say it takes 100 "no"'s to get 1 "yes". This will help you get to the "yes"s faster. Benefit from years of experience by learning our perfected method for a Virtual Investor Roadshow. You will leave our session with a roadmap for how to execute your own virtual investor presentation complete with agenda template, schedule, optimal structure, target list of invitees, presentation best practices, follow-up guide, and planning form to stay organized.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Dream Ventures Full-Day Intensive

(1) 8-hour day of a focused working session (typically $5,000).

Using a sprint model, we will get all of your key decision-makers into 1 (virtual) room to tackle critical business questions through rapid and focused business strategy, innovation, subject matter experts, and more — packaged into a battle-tested process.

Ahead of our big day, we will do a deep dive into your business— what's working, what isn't, what goals can we map out for 2021 to hit our KPI's. From these insights, we will craft preparation work and follow up assignments that allow for the one-day format to use everyone's time optimally. Sample agenda includes:

  • Introductions
  • Ask the experts + How might we?
  • Break
  • Mixing + Prioritizing Ideas
  • Lunch
  • Seeing what gets traction
  • Solutions Stitching
  • Break
  • Final Framework + Next Steps

  

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

About the Entrepreneur

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

32 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Instagram Mastery w/ Social Media Expert

Set up your Instagram for success with proven strategies, tools, and planning used by top influencers and brands. Lindsey Martin is an Instagram expert who has helped influencers and brands like Kayla Itsines, Hannah Bronfman, Megan Roup, and even iFundWomen build massive followings by creating a strategic plan for growth.

We’ve put together a stretch-goal for Dream Ventures featuring a course with Lindsey that helps you:

  • Find your target audience
  • Develop key metrics to track growth and engagement
  • Streamline your content creation
  • Develop and curate content for your feed that is cohesive
  • Build a content calendar
  • Create high quality feed graphics
  • Grow followers and engagement
  • Use tools to track metrics, save time, and streamline page management

Typically priced at $1,500. Invest in your Instagram success for 2021 and support Dream Ventures in their stretch-goal to hit $50k!

12 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
2,300.00 USD
Fundraise Wingwoman

Book a 1-hr kickoff to activate a month-long sprint to accelerate your efforts to fundraise. 

Gain access to our best practices for outreach, proven methods to capture the attention of investors, and coaching on how to perfect your pitch. We will set you up to shine as a founder in front of investors through weekly soundboard sessions.

 

5 Supporters
None available
25.00 USD
Good Karma

Send some good vibes into the universe and it will come back to you

35 Left
15 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
The Dream Kit

All the tools you need to create your 2021 vision board. Hang it up by your desk to organize and manifest your dreams in the New Year. Kit includes:

  • (1) 22”x28” Stay & Stick White Poster Board
  • (3) Packs of 3"x3" Post-Its
  • (1) Pack of Gold or Black Stickers
  • (1) Black Sharpie
  • (1) Gold Sharpie
  • (1) Getting Started Guide
  • Perfectly packaged in (1) Mailing Tube
31 Left
19 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Virtual Coffee + barrière Mask

Grab (1) Virtual Coffee with Annie to catch up or have a first intro, plus (1) Limited-edition barrière mask so you can breathe easy and look great!

31 Left
19 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD
2021 Intention Bracelet

Choose a word of intention for 2021 and you will receive an engraved custom bracelet mailed to you (gold or silver) with your word to wear & manifest into reality.

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Founding Member of Dream Team Network

Founding member of the Dream Team Network. We are so grateful for your support of female founded businesses! To thank you, your name will be listed as founding "Backers" on the Dream Ventures Site within the Dream Team Section.

50 Supporters
None available
100.00 USD
Dream Ventures Community Membership

Community Membership includes: - (4) Quarterly 1 hr Virtual Sessions to network with other founders, share resources, celebrate wins, troubleshoot obstacles and make asks of the network  - Priority Access to new Kits, Tools, and Samples we develop over 2021 - Private Invite-only Slack hotline for Hail Mary asks
 

27 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Social Media Shout out & profile

Profiling your founder story on Dream Ventures instagram with a carousel-style visual post that includes at least 3 images with links and tags

3 Supporters
None available
250.00 USD
Dream Ventures Fundraise Strategy Call

(1) 30-minute strategy call with Annie to dive into your top priorities

16 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Dream Ventures Growth Session

(1) 90 minute growth session - you will have the opportunity to share three dream business goals and Annie will open a few doors for you to make them happen. This could include introductions to VC's, funds & angel investors

14 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Custom jacket

Inspired by Annie's business ethos, this limited-edition run will feature "Create Your Dreams" embroidered on a jacket. Once purchased, we will be in touch for your preferred size and shipping info!

6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Curated Connection Session

Annie will place you with exactly the right person you should be speaking with for a (1) 20-minute virtual coffee where you can seek advice, validation, or insight and walk away with a new bud in the biz. Prior meetings have resulted in angel investments, national partnerships and introductions to retailers like Target, Amazon & Sephora. Fun fact: these Connection Sessions are how Annie became known as the "Fairy Godmother of Business"!

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
650.00 USD
Dream Ventures Fundraise Strategy

2-(1) hour Fundraise Strategy Call (Typically $750). We will walk through your fundraise goal, create a strategy to propel forward and send you a step by step action plan on how to raise the funds!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
&AND& BOGO Sessions

2-(1) hour Brand Assessment Sessions (Typically $1,000)

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Dream Cabin Upstate Getaway

Dream big for 2021. This getaway in the Catskills includes a 1-hour Virtual Vision Session with Annie to map goals together, and development of an Action Plan for next steps when you return to your everyday.  Escape your screens to the Catskills for a cozy cabin overnight that will set you on the right path. Includes: Dream Kit - Wine & Snacks by female-founded brands - Field Guide to discover your surroundings.

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Investor Roadshow Strategy Guide

They say it takes 100 "no"'s to get 1 "yes". This will help you get to the "yes"s faster. Benefit from years of experience by learning our perfected method for a Virtual Investor Roadshow. You will leave our session with a roadmap for how to execute your own virtual investor presentation complete with agenda template, schedule, optimal structure, target list of invitees, presentation best practices, follow-up guide, and planning form to stay organized.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Dream Ventures Full-Day Intensive

(1) 8-hour day of a focused working session (typically $5,000).

Using a sprint model, we will get all of your key decision-makers into 1 (virtual) room to tackle critical business questions through rapid and focused business strategy, innovation, subject matter experts, and more — packaged into a battle-tested process.

Ahead of our big day, we will do a deep dive into your business— what's working, what isn't, what goals can we map out for 2021 to hit our KPI's. From these insights, we will craft preparation work and follow up assignments that allow for the one-day format to use everyone's time optimally. Sample agenda includes:

  • Introductions
  • Ask the experts + How might we?
  • Break
  • Mixing + Prioritizing Ideas
  • Lunch
  • Seeing what gets traction
  • Solutions Stitching
  • Break
  • Final Framework + Next Steps

  

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward