Female check-writers alone aren’t enough to close the female fundraising gap

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Whats up, and welcome again to Fairness, a podcast about the enterprise of startups, the place we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

That is our Wednesday present, the place we area of interest down to a single particular person, take into consideration their work and unpack the relaxation. This week Natasha interviewed Kaisa Snellman, an financial sociologist and an affiliate professor of Organizational Habits and academic director of the INSEAD Gender Initiative. We all know, we all know, it’s a flex.

We’re going to discuss: Kaisa’s current Harvard Enterprise Evaluation piece with Isabelle Solal: For Female Founders, Fundraising Solely from Female VCs Comes at a Value. The duo’s analysis asserts that women-led startups whose first spherical was raised solely from female VCs have been 2x much less possible to elevate a second spherical no matter preliminary funding spherical measurement, business, geographic location or status of the investor.

Pay attention to the entire dialog earlier than you soar to conclusions, however let’s simply say that this dialog actually acquired into the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

The information is each revolutionary and provocative.

Right here’s what we acquired into:

  • How folks see female founders who simply elevate from female buyers, and the pitching bias that continues to exist in the world.
  • Why the reply to imbalances is extra difficult than getting female check-writers to the desk.
  • And eventually, we discuss how variety quotas and funds might have unintended penalties which might be price pondering a bit extra about.

Fairness might be again on Friday with a well-recognized voice you could be lacking, however you may sustain with us in the meantime on Twitter @EquityPod.

For episode transcripts and extra, head to Fairness’s Simplecast web site. 

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