Tag Archives: venture capital
Gender and Venture Capital Lead Investors: Why does it matter?
According to Crunchbase in 2017, only 8 percent of venture capital (VC) partners of the top 100 VC firms globally were women. According to a recent study conducted by Gender Metrics , an even smaller percentage of women act as lead VC investors. … Continue reading
How homophily hurts high-growth entrepreneurship
Homophily refers to the tendency for people to form connections with others like themselves. This tendency has been found to occur broadly across age, race and political inclination. Homophily has also been found to influence many types of relationships ranging from … Continue reading
She Started It — a film about entrepreneurs that happen to be women
She Started It – a film about entrepreneurs that happen to be women Is a film that highlights resilience, perseverance and grit of five entrepreneurs. Their companies, approaches and backgrounds are different, but they share one thing in common, they … Continue reading
Women and Gender Lens Investing – Measurement Matters!
There is growing interest among investors and wealth management funds in the US to identify gender oriented investment opportunities. Especially given a recent article in Fast Company which uncovers the nasty effects of gender bias on investment decisions. Aided by the growth … Continue reading
Fostering growth oriented female entrepreneurship development in East Asia
Can the conditions be improved to allow for more high potential female entrepreneurs in East Asia? Overwhelmingly the answer is yes! According to the 2014 Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index East Asian countries are concentrated in the ‘moderate ranking’ … Continue reading