Navigating The Male-Dominated VC World: Advice From Women Investors To Women Entrepreneurs

Navigating The Male-Dominated VC World: Advice From Women Investors To Women Entrepreneurs

  • According to a global research study on entrepreneurial dynamics by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the number of women entrepreneurs in the world has increased by 10%, since 2014.
  • However, the total venture capital (VC) investments in women-led (at least one female founder) startups is mere 17% ($38.9 Bn) of the total VC investments of $188 Bn in the ecosystem globally.
  • Across the responses to an Inc42’s questionnaire, women investors emphasized that women founders have to fight a constant battle against gender disparity and existing prejudices and work harder than their male counterparts to get access the same opportunities.
  • In a world, where women-led startups make up for a such a small percentage of the VC investments; the idea of ‘women investing in women’ is the first step towards gender parity.
  • For an early stage founder, finding the right investor can be instrumental to building a successful business.


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