There's a new type of investor on the American venture frontier. : Accelerators are doing their thing--accelerating new entrepreneurs. Nothing showed that more than a niche--but powerful--report just out from Crunchbase. Gene Teare reported that 70% of the top 10 seed stage investors in women-led companies were accelerators. The other 3 investors in the top ten have gender-driven investment filters (BBG, XFactor and Brilliant Ventures).