The Underrepresentation of Female Investors and Venture Capitalists

Posted Feb 24, 2017

Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post on the state-of-the-union with respect to female owned businesses and, particularly, how the United States compared with the rest of the world in the various aspects of female entrepreneurship measured by Dell in its Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard. (Recap: Good news: the U.S. was ranked #1 on the Scorecard. Not so good news: the U.S. won its gold medal with an overall score of 71 (out of 100), which is the equivalent of a C minus.)

In the first blog post, one of the “inalienable truths” of female entrepreneurship that I cited was: “While statistics show that funding of female-led companies is on the rise, a significant gap in fundraising and financing (still) exists for female entrepreneurs.” Following up on that “truth,” in this post, I’ll explore another distinct (but perhaps related) area of gender imbalance in the entrepreneurship ecosystem: the underrepresentation of female investors and venture capitalists (“VCs”).     Read full article here.