Crowdfunding is proving to be a boon for women entrepreneurs who need capital, says Shereen Shermak, CEO of venture capital firm Launch Angels. However, despite their successes on online platforms such as Indiegogo, women still have a tough time getting venture capital. Women-led companies raise only about 4% to 7% of total venture capital, Shermak said, calling that figure "as close to zero as you can get without actually being zero."

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