Female Investors Fund Women-Run Startups: A Growing Trend

The lack of gender diversity in the technology sector has been well noted. Yahoo and Google have reported 15 and 17 percent women in tech roles, respectively. Until recently, the same minority status was true for the ranks of angel investors, those who commit private money, much of which has historically come from the tech field. However, a new report shows that their number has risen dramatically, from 20,000 in 2005 to 58,000 by the end of last year, according to the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research. What’s more, in 2013 23 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs seeking angel capital were women, a significant rise from nine percent in 2005. The bottom line: growth in gender-directed angel funds and women-led startups is feeding growth in innovative business.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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