Fixing the Investment Gap: VCs on Women-owned Businesses
According to Access to Capital by High-Growth Women-Owned Businesses, female entrepreneurs start companies with 50 percent less capital than male entrepreneurs. And a 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report found that women entrepreneurs are outperforming their male counterparts – illustrated in part by companies run by women had 13 percent higher revenues than those run by men.
Studies also show the rise of “millennipreneurs,” millennial women who are becoming more entrepreneurial than their predecessors. Yet, one of the major issues facing women is access to capital. In the last few years, there have been several seed funds and VCs investing specifically in women-led businesses.
Our stellar panel will examine the reasons for the investment gap, provide solutions, and discuss the pipeline, the technologies that are getting them excited, and challenges facing their funds.