Gender Bias is Still Prevalent Across Investment Landscape

There was an analysis done in 2017 showing that 2 percent of VC capital went to startups founded by women and only 9 percent of decision makers at VC firms were women; almost 2 years later the situation has not improved and investors are missing out on a big opportunity; a recent study by Mass Challenge found that for every dollar invested women run startups generated 78 cents compared to 31 cents for men run startups; writing in Crowdfund Insider Helena Murphy talks about some of the issues that plague the industry; gender bias is a key issue, the investment industry is still run by men and there is a lot of old fashion sexism that still occurs; female founders are better at presenting numbers in investor meetings and should do more to highlight this more; educating women founders is the solution, understanding the different types of funding and how they can serve your goals. Source.

Todd is the Chief Product Officer of LendIt Fintech.

He is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists.

He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences.

He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.

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