Gender diversity within the Dutch CV and startup sector is in a poor state. According to the Gender Diversity Report presented today by TechLeap.NL (formerly StartupDelta), between 2008 and 2019, only 5.7% of Dutch VCs put their money into startups with a female co-founder. The rest went to male-only startups. Also, teams with female founders collect less per round on average than their male colleagues: 200,000 euros versus 600,000 euros.
For this study, 1650 Dutch startups and scale-ups and 313 VCs active in the Netherlands were examined. This also shows that the partner and foundation teams of VCs and startups themselves are not very gender diverse. For example, 87% of the VCs established in the Netherlands do not employ a single female investor. Of the startups, 17% have a female co-founder; 83% of the startups have only male founders. And this while international studies show that various teams perform better.