Fixing a broken system: Tomorrow's economy demands a new venture capital model

Throw away all biases to achieve real change

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Sharon Vosmek of Astia

Sharon Vosmek of Astia

We face an unprecedented crisis of global challenges - pandemic, economic inequality, climate change, food scarcity, and more. Never before has there been a greater need, demand or opportunity for the game changing, novel solutions that entrepreneurs bring in reshaping our world.

And yet, venture capital - the primary system for funding innovative, high-growth, early-stage companies - is broken. As it stands - and has stood for the past 20 years - less than 10% of venture capital is invested into companies that include women on the founding team or in leadership. And despite the huge attention this subject has gained in recent years, the rhetoric does not match the woeful statistics - the numbers in 2020 were worse than years prior. FVF's Gregory: Why venture capitalists need to turn to female-founded businesses The scale and complexity of today's proble...

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