Raise The Bar Podcast

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Raising The Funding Bar To Get Women Funded Faster

Next Chapter has launched our podcast, Raise the Bar. The podcast features news related to female founders, first-hand accounts from founders, investors, lawyers and other key players in the ecosystem, advice from our experts-in-residence, and alternative pitches that showcase our platform members.

We will talk about how to fix the broken funding system to help more women succeed and how women can battle through the current system to access capital and scale their businesses.


Emma Sherrard Matthew shares her authentically driven investment journey across the world. Emma launched two brands in Hong Kong, Quintessentially and Maggie & Rose, and brings her entrepreneurial mindset to investing where her real passion lies. As an investor and entrepreneur she shares her evolution from casual investor to the formal development of STEM Innovations which has made 25 investments across the globe. Hear how Emma has taken risks and made personal connections to enjoy the investment journey and make an impact through her investments.

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