What % of investment went to female founders last year?
Women who partnered with men faired a little better, getting 16% of VC investment overall. Hmf. But the remaining 92%?? It went to all-male led businesses.
This seems even more surprising given that female ventures actually outperform male-led ventures. Startups with women founders and women in the C-suite go on to raise millions more than their all-male counterparts, and companies with a female founder perform 63% better than start-ups with all-male founding teams.
One of the main ways to get more money behind more women, is to get more women into investing!
Women VC's are twice as likely to invest in female founders. However, only 4.9% of VC partners are female, while only 10% of senior roles in private equity are held by women. This is despite the fact that, similar to female founders, female investors also outperform their male counterparts.
What makes women fantastic investors?
Research shows women consider their investments more carefully, and tend to be in it for the longer term. Less volatile buy, sell, buy, sell. For women it tends to be more about staying the course for long term gains, from companies they are confident in.