We are making progress, but we can and must to better.
A new study by @kauffmanfellows sheds light on progress, but also on why inclusion is imperative for startup fundraising and innovation.
“Diversity is vital to startup growth, as it provides a greater pool to generate ideas from and allows for a greater understanding of potential consumer models,” said Lisa Feria, CEO of the Midwest venture capital firm Stray Dog Capital. ”
The % of women-founded companies has grown from a low 4% in 2001 to 21.6% in 2018. “This is progress, but given that this is over a 17-year period, and we are very far from parity, we have a long way to go.”
You can read the whole study and see the charts and graphs here.