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Solving the Implicit Bias Problem in the Startup Industry

I got a deep dive into neuroscience when I was working on my startup, NeuroFocus. For years I pored over brain studies and thought about how the …

UC Berkeley

This Women-Led VC Fund Wants To Show The Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like

XFactor Ventures, which launches today, has recruited nine female founders and CEOs to invest $3 million in 30 female-led companies.<p>If there’s one thing we’ve been reminded of over the past few months in Silicon Valley, it is that chipping away at sexism depends on addressing the issue of …

Venture Capital

700 Women Founders

Analyzing 700 women founders, and the VCs that invested in them.<p>On Friday, I awoke to a trickle of twitter updates about an article in The …

Venture Capital

I Have More Work To Do.

This week saw deserved outrage over the treatment of female entrepreneurs. The examples that the many brave women in tech have finally brought to …

Diversity

Speaking up about sexual harassment is hard. But we must start a new chapter.

<i>Disclaimer: Like with everything else on my blog, these opinions are solely mine and are not representative of my employer.</i><p>Like everyone else in the …

Feminism

Fierce Founders Bootcamp

Every founder can be a fierce founder.<p>This fast-paced program is open to passionate entrepreneurs with a tech or tech-based idea at a MVP or pre-MVP …

Women Entrepreneurs: Yes, You Are Underserved

Gender diversity begets more gender diversity. In order for women-led and women-owned companies to receive greater funding, gender- diverse investors are required.<p>ICYMI: Harvard Business Review (HBR) kicked the gender-bias in venture capital hornet's nest in its recently published article "We …

The funding is female: 18 founders and VCs changing the tech landscape

In honor of International Women's Day, we've created a list of 18 female entrepreneurs and venture investors making their presence felt in the tech …

Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million to World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund

Donation announced at event with Ivanka Trump, an advocate for businesswomen who proposed the fund<p>RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged …

Saudi Arabia

StandUp Ventures starts new fund for women-led seed-stage companies

Stephany LaPierre didn’t think of herself as a female founder until she tried to raise venture capital for her tech startup, Tealbook. A successful …

Harvard Study Shows Why Women Don't Get Funding

Both men and women are more likely to invest in men, contributing to only 7 percent of women receiving VC funds.<p>Did you know that out of the current crop of "Unicorn" companies, less than 10 have a woman on the founding team, and only a small percentage include any women in their advisory …

Inside the Mind of a NYC VC: Sutian Dong of Female Founders Fund

<i>Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with</i> <i>New York City-based Venture Capitalists</i><i>. In the hot</i> …

30 Surprising Facts About Female Founders

By Lisa Calhoun<p>In several global studies, the United States leads the world in high-performance entrepreneurship. Female founders in particular …

How Ingrained Is Sexism in Silicon Valley? Ask the Women Trying to Get Funding

A few years ago, Heather Marie, the founder and CEO of the e-commerce platform Shoppable, attended a conference that matched entrepreneurs with …

Is Change In The Wind For Women Entrepreneurs Raising Capital?

, Women@Forbes<p>Sometimes, it seems as if as much as things change for women entrepreneurs, they are standing still. That paradox couldn’t be more true than when discussing high-growth women entrepreneurs and their ability to raise capital. That is the #1 challenge women face when starting and …

Venture Capital

In 2017, only 17% of startups have a female founder

The percentage of startups that have at least one female founder was flat in the first quarter of 2017.<p>Crunchbase’s inaugural study on female founder representation of U.S.-based companies was published in May 2015. As the discussion on the lack of women in engineering teams gathered pace, we …

The Truth Behind Women and Funding in NYC: 2017 Edition

A look at the funding environment for NYC women in tech, analyzing discrepancies in funding for female-founded and gender-mixed founded startup teams.

Venture Capital

Women in IT: The Facts Infographic

Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Chips Away At Barriers To Women In Tech

, Women@Forbes<p>NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 19: Founder of Craigslist and Craigsconnects Craig Newmark speaks on the ‘He for She: Teaching Men to Invest in Woman-Owned Businesses’ panal during Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations on November 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal …

Startups

The Truth Behind Women and Funding in NYC

<i>Authors note: At the suggestion of someone whom I have a lot respect for, I’ve furthered the analysis to include startups with women-only founding</i> …

30 Surprising Facts About Female Founders

The U.S. leads the world in high-performance entrepreneurship. Female founders, in particular, contribute some of the greatest stats in growth in revenue, growth in employment, and financial efficiency.<p>In several global studies, the United States leads the world in high performance …

Venture Capital

First Round 10 Year Project

For Women, By Women: The Female Founders Fund Targets Funding for Female-Led Startups

Two and half years ago, Anu Duggal started the Female Founders Fund. A serial entrepreneur, Duggal started her journey by launching India’s first wine bar in Bombay called The Tasting Room. After that she went to business school, followed by co-founding an e-commerce company called Exclusively.com …

Startups

Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i></i><i>Gené Teare</i> <i>(@geneteare) a past female founder, heads up the venture program and content for CrunchBase.</i> <i>Ned Desmond</i> <i>(@neddesmond) is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase.</i> <i>This report is the first in a series looking at female founders.</i><p>Anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Used This Simple Trick to Cut Down on ‘Manterrupting’

Not even Supreme Court justices are safe from the "manterruption" pandemic.<p>A new study of oral arguments from researchers at Northwestern University …

New Proof That More Female Bosses Equals Higher Profits

Still not convinced that gender diversity is good for the bottom line? Maybe this will do it.<p>On Monday, the Peterson Institute for International …

Women in Leadership are Driving Profits

Adding more women to the top of the org chart could help boost your company’s bottom line. According to a recently published study from the Peterson …

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Venture Capital’s Funding Gender Gap Is Actually Getting Worse

It's a well-documented fact that female founders receive less venture capital funding than their male counterparts. What is perhaps more surprising …