Changing the gender ecosystem: How women can weather the male-dominated investment space

Fixing the disparity in angel investor participation

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Pratibha Vuppuluri of Unreasonable Group
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Pratibha Vuppuluri of Unreasonable Group

Globally, we are still experiencing unacceptable gender disparities in the investment space, with female angel investor participation sitting at a dismal 14% in the UK and 20% in the US.

According to a Women in VC report, 5.6% of fund managers within the venture capital (VC) ecosystem are women, of which only one in three is represented by women of colour. Meanwhile, venture capital investment in the US (according to Pitchbook) reached $3.3bn in female-founded companies in 2019, representing a mere 2.8% of start-up capital invested across the country, before declining to 2.5% in 2020. These figures clearly demonstrate a systemic problem on both ends of the spectrum and, in order for us to change this equation, we need to proactively address gender disparity among the ...

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