Angel investing has been a viable source of funding for startups for decades. With the evolution of technology I'm considering using Kickstarter. When using Kickstarter you can expect to see lower investment dollars at higher volumes, as opposed to angel investors who invest higher amounts of capital.
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Here are a couple of great articles about crowdfunding (specifically for women enterpreneurs).
I think this is a very exciting platform for companies (women and men led organizations) and believe there are some great advantages for women - especially if any of the characteristics mentioned are applicable to the founder and/or the company.
blog post for mission-driven entrepreneurs who would like to raise money from investors: http://www.jennykassan.com/index.php/2015/05/24/how-to-raise-money-from-investors-without-losing-your-mind/
and another article from Jenny Kassan (an expert in the field of equity crowdfunding efforts and big supporter of women entrepreneurs):