7 Companies You Didn’t Know Were Female-Founded Startups

2019 has been a great year for many women in business ladies! Here are 7 new and expanding startups you have probably heard of that are female-founded and are killing it right now!


1. Glossier founded by Emily Weiss created a makeup and skin care company that has grown like crazy lately and has developed a very dedicated following of beauty lovers.


2. 23andMe created by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki are two of the three founders of the extremely popular genetic testing company.


3. Rent the Runway co-founder and CEO Jennifer Hyman now runs Rent the Runway, the genius online service. It provides designer dress and accessory rentals, perfect for special occasions such as prom and formal events.

4. BarkBox is a popular subscription box company that delivers monthly dog treats and toys. It was founded by Carly Strife, who now serves as COO.


5. Dormify is a company every ~Collegiette~ should know. This company provides the ultimate shopping experience for college students. It was founded by Karen Zuckerman when her daughter was going into her freshman year of college and was frustrated by the college shopping experience.


6. Birchbox is a beauty subscription box company that was founded by Harvard Business School friends Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.


7. Brandless is changing the game when it comes to how you buy home essentials. This company sends home staples direct to customers for as little as $3. Founded by Tina Sharkey, Brandless is for sure a company to keep your eye on this year.