Investing

‘Venture Capital is missing a trick’ – the gender problem at the crux of the start-up scene

Venture capital, a form of private equity that finances start-up, early-stage and emerging companies, is a critical form of funding in Ireland, with €1.35 billion invested in 2023

According to figures from European Women in VC just 9 per cent of assets were under the control of female managers in 2023. Picture: Getty

Business Post subscribers can read:

• Why the vast majority of venture capital funding is controlled by men

• How Ireland ranks for investing in female-founded businesses

• How much better VC funds with a majority of women in senior management teams outperform those with only men