Anu Duggal is the founding partner at Female Founders Fund (F Cubed) which, operating under the idea that women “experience greater successes – and fewer failures – than their male counterparts”, invests seed funding and mentoring in exceptional female talent from start-up level.
Anu is an entrepreneur herself, having started India’s first wine bar at the age of 25, and co-founded Exclusively.In in 2010, an e-commerce site for South Asian fashion, jewelry and home decor. Within a year of the company's May 2011 launch, the company raised $16M in venture funding from Tiger Capital and Accel Partners.
Prior to Exclusively.In, Anu co-founded The Tasting Room, India's first luxury wine bar, in 2005 with Rajeev Samant, CEO of Sula Wines. Throughout her professional career, she has been an active angel investor, supporting women entrepreneurs in both in the U.S. and India.
Prior to launching F Cubed, Anu was CEO of Doonya for two years where she scaled the business nationally, raised an initial round of growth capital and created a business development strategy positioning the company as "ZUMBA 2.0."
Anu is a graduate of Vassar College and holds an MBA from London Business School. She speaks fluent French and has a passion for the restaurant world, having worked at Chef Floyd Cardoz's renowned Tabla restaurant in New York. She is also active politically - in 2012 co-chaired an Obama Fundraiser at ABC Carpet, and was Finance Chair for Reshma Saujani's Public Advocate campaign in 2013. She is also a Board Member of the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art in NYC.
Fund's investment verticals: e-commerce, media, web-enabled products and services, marketplaces and platforms.