Where are the numbers on women funders & founders?

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Women remain deeply underrepresented in venture capital


 
 

11%
of US VCs are women

This includes partners, GPs and MDs with check-writing abilities at firms with fund size > $25M. Excludes life science & healthcare firms, as well as corporate VCs.
 
 
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That's a grand total of only

 


214
female investing partners at US VC firms

Fund size > $25M
 

 

Female representation across fund size is consistently low.
New fund formation accounts for the fastest growth of women in VC.

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Around 45% of female partners are in Micro and Small firms.
Females in the Mega funds control only ~9% of AUM* in that size bucket.

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*AUM = sum of committed LP capital across all of a VC firm's active funds


 

Moreover,
71% of US firms do not have a single female partner.

 
 
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Only 7% of VC firms have equal gender representation


 

Of the 214 US firms that do have female representation,
only 24% have more than 1 female partner.

Excludes life sciences and healthcare only firms
 
 
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As a result,
female-founded companies receive far less venture investment.

 
 
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And the growth rate of funding going to female-founded companies has plateaued over the last 4 years.

 

U.S. VC Activity in Companies with At Least 1 Female Founder

 
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Our mission is to change this.

 

Data efforts supported by Crunchbase and Pitchbook