Women founders secure about 2% of venture capital investment, annually. Women of color, less than 1%. This is despite the fact that startups with a female founder on the team deliver significantly higher returns for investors than all-male teams (up to 60% higher according to some studies)
When women founders do secure funding, they raise significantly less, are less likely to raise subsequent rounds, and retain less equity in their companies.
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