Study finds lack of female angel investors is hurting UK entrepreneurship

Just 14%

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Female investors are currently the minority of the UK's angel investors, which has a direct impact on the country's entrepreneurship growth, a new study finds.

The Women Angel Insights report produced by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and Beauhurst has found a striking disparity between the number of male and female angel investors, and the negative impacts of this. An angel investor is a person who provides capital for a business or businesses start-up typically in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. The study found that out of 36,800 of these investors in the UK, only 14% were women. Female FTSE 100 directors paid 74% less than men This had a knock-on effect because almost 25% of companies backed by female ...

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