Update on VC Funding Women Founders
Original Air Date: March 28, 2018
It’s not news that women founders got a miserable 2% of venture capital last year and have averaged 20% of all VC deals each year since 2006. Despite that dreary reporting, Anne and Gillian have found some signs of forward momentum in studies by PitchBook. They are small changes in a few major cities, but progress nonetheless. Listen to further findings on whether women VC’s tend to fund women startups and if not, why not, according to some striking new data crunching from PitchBook. Last, this episode will tell you about some surprising new research from Columbia doctorate fellow Dana Kanze on how best to overcome gender bias in funding. Spoiler alert, it’s not as easy as firms’ bringing on more female VC’s.