Why does it seem so hard to raise money for female-led startups? The answer is complicated, but one thing that seems to come up often is the myths and misconceptions that are perpetuated about raising money—particularly when you're a woman. We hear a lot of questions from both men and women about fundraising—what's the best way to get started, what kind of companies can raise money, what do people really want to see in our decks, etc. While these questions are completely valid and understandable. Most startup founders don't know where to start when it comes to funding, and if you're a woman that can feel especially intimidating and isolating.