You can’t be what you can’t see
For all intents and purposes, the venture capital gender gap has improved. In 2019, history was made: 21 women-led companies emerged as unicorns — those earning valuations of $1 billion or more — the highest-ever in a one-year period. Unfortunately, that is just a drop in the bucket compared to what the rest of the ecosystem has raised, according to Crunchbase.
In 2019, more than 92% of venture capital raised by European tech companies went to all-male founding teams. It's even worse in the U.S. How can we change this narrative? How can we create a more even playing field? What will the current pandemic mean to this funding dynamic? One thing we know for sure, we can’t go back to the old normal. There is too much in too little hands. It is time for a bigger pie - one with more equal slices.
Tune in for a new episode of One Vision with Bridget Greenwood, Founder of The Bigger Pie, as she chats with Theo and Bradley about the need to change the status quo.