Leanna Byrne: 'Gender funding gap raises questions for start-up sector'

Why are female start-up founders less successful at raising money from venture capital?

3rd March, 2017
Leanna Byrne: 'Gender funding gap raises questions for start-up sector'
Funding figures for female-led founders 'abysmal'. Pic: Pixabay

Did you know that of 100 of the top venture capital firms, 7 per cent of their partners are women? Did you know that between 2010 and 2015, Crunch Base found that 12 per cent of venture rounds ($31.5 billion) funded start-ups that reported at least one female founder? Did you know that over the same period, 17 per cent of seed rounds went to start-ups with at least one woman founder?

In sum, it’s not easy being a female start-up founder....

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