14. How to Raise Investment with Ashleigh Hinde, Founder of Waldo Contacts

Despite being told that she’d go further with a male co-founder on board and facing funding hurdles, Ashleigh Hinde Founder of Waldo Contacts has defied investors’ odds and has gone it alone, proving how successful female founders can be without a male counterpart. In less than a year, she has launched Waldo in the UK, Europe and most recently the US following an injection of £3.7m series A venture capital funding, with over 20,000 customers in the UK alone.

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