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Raising capital is not for the faint-hearted. The process is rife with obstacles. Fundraising as a female founder can be especially challenging.  As a female founder, here are five tips that I’ve relied on in navigating the rough waters.  

Be confident.

Research has shown that females are less confident and less likely to self-promote than males.  A study spearheaded by Wiebke Bleidorn of the University of California found that there’s a universal gender gap in terms of confidence levels. Regardless of culture or country, men exhibit higher levels of self-esteem than women.