Data Show that Gender-Inclusive Founding Teams Have Greater Success in Fundraising and Innovation – @KauffmanFellows


We are making progress, but we can and must to better.

A new study by @kauffmanfellows sheds light on progress, but also on why inclusion is imperative for startup fundraising and innovation.

“Diversity is vital to startup growth, as it provides a greater pool to generate ideas from and allows for a greater understanding of potential consumer models,” said Lisa Feria, CEO of the Midwest venture capital firm Stray Dog Capital. ”

The % of women-founded companies has grown from a low 4% in 2001 to 21.6% in 2018. “This is progress, but given that this is over a 17-year period, and we are very far from parity, we have a long way to go.”

You can read the whole study and see the charts and graphs here.

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