Archive: female founders


Angel Insider: VCs Are Missing Out on Female Founders

By Early Investing on March 29, 2022

Historically speaking, funding for female founders has been pretty paltry in the venture capital (VC) world. From 2011 to 2020, the amount of VC money going to female-only-founded startups never went above $4 billion. In 2020 — despite U.S. startups raising a record $143 billion — funding to venture-backed companies founded solely by female entrepreneurs dropped 22%. Only about $3.5 billion of VC money went to those female founders.  In 2021, it seemed to get better.

Crowdfunding Is Shrinking the Gender Gap

By Allison Brickell on December 17, 2018

On top of the gender pay gap, there’s also a gender gap in venture capital fundraising. But crowdfunding is making inroads.