Start-ups led by women receive an average of $1 million less in early-stage investment than those run by men and generate double the revenue per investment dollar. This suggests that women-led start-ups are the better investment. So why haven’t male investors at US venture capitalist firms gotten the message? getAbstract recommends this inspiring analysis to women entrepreneurs, start-up accelerators, venture capital firms, and other investors.
In this summary, you will learn
- How little of the investing pie goes to female entrepreneurs,
- Why investing in women-led startups makes good financial sense, and
- How female entrepreneurs can operate within the existing system until they’re able to change it.
About the Authors
Kate Abouzahr is Global People Team senior manager for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and manages its thought leadership on gender diversity. Frances Taplett is Global Consulting People Team director for BCG. Matt Krentz is senior partner and managing director of BCG Chicago. John Harthorne is CEO of the MassChallenge start-up accelerator.