The tech startup tech ecosystem remains a male-dominated world. The numbers speak for themselves: last year only 1 per cent of all venture capital in The Netherlands went to startups with solely a female founder, according to Fundright, based on data from Techleap. Several new initiatives aim to turn the tide.
Fundright: only 1% funding for female founders
The research from Fundright paints a somewhat sombre picture. In the first nine months of 2020, only 1 per cent of venture capital in The Netherlands went to startups led by women. That’s even worse than in 2019 when it was an already measly 1,6 per cent. Startups with a diverse team received 13 per cent of all funding in the same period.