A reminder in this article out of Australia which resonates in NZ too, that we need more female investors and founders. And another reason why we can be so proud of the progress our own Arc Angels is making.
International Women’s Day is this Sunday – a perfect opportunity to recognise the contributions women make to the Australian startup ecosystem.
However, like other industries, gender representation is far from perfect. In 2012, only 4.3% of Australian startup founders were women. There is also evidence to suggest men are more likely to receive venture capital than women – even when the content of their pitches are the same.